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  • A reasonable price for used stall mats?

    I hope this thread isn't seen as advertising, because I'm not trying to sell mats here. My horse had to be put down last week, and the barn manager mentioned to me that another boarder was interested in purchasing the stall mats that I had put outside my horse's stall until my dad could come pick them up. However, I'm a little unsure how much to ask for them.

    I paid $50 per mat (don't know exact dimensions but approximately 6' x 4'??) and they're less than a year old. Some were used in the attached paddock to the stall but the paddock was covered.

    Any suggestions on what would be a fair price?

  • #2
    Wait before you sell them. I know it's probably not in the forefront of your plans but there may be another horse looking for you. It happens.
    Groom to trainer: "Where's the glamour? You promised me glamour!"

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    • #3
      Well, I thought I got a great deal on pretty used mats (out of a dairy
      barn) when I got 40 of them at $7 each. The price that 4x6 mats
      bring at the farm auctions in my area is around $20 if mats are
      in good condition. But 4x6 mats here are $30-$40 new.
      Robin from Dancing Horse Hill
      Elmwood, Wisconsin

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Robin@DHH View Post
        Well, I thought I got a great deal on pretty used mats (out of a dairy
        barn) when I got 40 of them at $7 each. The price that 4x6 mats
        bring at the farm auctions in my area is around $20 if mats are
        in good condition. But 4x6 mats here are $30-$40 new.
        What she said.

        I just bought some new ones at the local farm store and they were $35. A friend just bought some used ones for $20/each.
        Kanoe Godby
        www.dyrkgodby.com
        See, I was raised by wolves and am really behind the 8-ball on diplomatic issue resolution.

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        • #5
          $20 is a good price!

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          • #6
            I recently bought ten 4x6 3/4"-thick used mats for $20 each.

            At the nearest farm store, 1/2" mats were over $40.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by EmJae View Post
              I hope this thread isn't seen as advertising, because I'm not trying to sell mats here. My horse had to be put down last week, and the barn manager mentioned to me that another boarder was interested in purchasing the stall mats that I had put outside my horse's stall until my dad could come pick them up. However, I'm a little unsure how much to ask for them.

              I paid $50 per mat (don't know exact dimensions but approximately 6' x 4'??) and they're less than a year old. Some were used in the attached paddock to the stall but the paddock was covered.

              Any suggestions on what would be a fair price?
              I paid $50/mat years ago and would easily pay $25/mat for 'new' looking ones.
              Now in Kentucky

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                #8
                Thanks for all your replies!

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                • #9
                  Keep those stall mats. They can be used ANYwhere. Aren't you glad you didn't ever glue them together. They can be used in a garage. A new walk way.

                  Keep them for your next horse. There will be another horse in your life.

                  Stall mats can have a second life. I would NOT ever sell them. If they have to ride around in the bed of your truck for a few years, so be it. There are lots of things to do with your mats besides sell them.

                  If somebody wants them and they were $50 each, sell them for $50 each.

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                  • #10
                    If I wait for a sale around here, I can get them for $33-35 each. I would pay $30 each if they were in good condition and already at my barn! Better still if they were in my stall. I'd hate to think how much I'd pay in that case!

                    Can you tell I loathe moving stall mats?

                    The biggest must-haves for me when looking at used ones are (a) original size -- you'd be surprised how many people have cut holes, notches and strips out of them and (b) no thin spots. If a crater has been worn it's not worth it to me at any price.

                    But in the spirit of a couple of other responses -- the ones I have I am NEVER selling. I consider them to be one of my most valuable possessions!
                    Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you? You are at your very best when things are worst.
                    Starman

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                    • #11
                      Ditto what JoZ says,

                      I would never sell mine, or leave mine ever again.

                      We sold a property, and I left my treasured mats, and you have heard the song . . . . save paradise and they put up a parking lot. Well, the new owners tore everything down, resold and built a zillion houses. I wonder what ever happened to my oh so treasured rubber mats? They were thick and nice. I wish I had moved them, but didn't. I regret that to this day. They can be used for other things. If they stink, air them out! Rinse.

                      Don't regret selling your mats. If so, sell for a high price (or what you paid for them) to somebody else in the barn. They are there any way so you have to include labor of getting them there. :-) That is why I say sell for a higher price. People will pay for convenience. Also they have NOT decreased in price. Maybe increased due to them already being there. The labor of moving them is worth something.

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                      • #12
                        Several years back a local dog agility facility closed up and they sold somewhere in the neighborhood of 250 to 300 mats that were originally purchased from Tractor Supply. We purchased a good many of them for $18.00 per mat and we thought that was an excellent deal - we were prepared to pay a bit more as they were about the same age as your mats.
                        Susan N.

                        Don't get confused between my personality & my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.

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