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Tack Store Monopoly

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  • #41
    Check out Big D's

    They offer a lot of different things there and they send you a catalog everytime that you order from them.

    Their prices are great and if you order $50 or more you don't pay shipping except on FOB items.


    www.bigdweb.com

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    • #42
      Tri-County is worth a drive just to look at the pretty building. They also have most any kind of supplement/goo/potion you could want but the building is so neat.
      -Grace

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      • #43
        I work for a local shop, but I do order my supplements online. Unless you have a store that is large enough to warehouse items, you just can't get the deals on freight and quantity like the "big boys" can.

        That being said, ours and most other tack shops are quite willing to price match if you find a lower price online. Not only does buying local keep more money in your local economy, but it also gives you an actual storefront and friendly face to talk to if you have a problem with your purchase.

        I don't know... catalogs are fun to flip through, but tack shops, especially the small ones that have lots of charm, are like comfort food to me.

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        • #44
          I usually order most things from The Farm House first, then Dover or Smartpak. The Farm House offers free shipping on regular priced merchandise and they support the local horse scene so much! Noreene and her staff are fantastic to work with- monopoly over Tryon/Landrum or not!
          "are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn...I can yawn, because I ride better than you, Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn, you, not so much..." George Morris in Camden, SC

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          • #45
            Smart Pak and Beval's have catalogs.

            Peruse the catalog, mark what you want and comparison shop online. VTO is great, Farmhouse is fabulous to visit.

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            • #46
              Originally posted by sublimequine View Post
              I personally never buy from Dover unless it's in their closeouts. They are ridiculously overpriced a lot of the time.

              In the future, I may get a saddle through them. They are the SOLE distributor of Thorowgood saddles in the US, it seems. If anyone knows of any other store that sells Thorowgoods, I'm all ears. They're the ONLY saddle company I've found so far that makes a saddle that truly fits my horse without having to go insane expensive.
              I order Thorowgood through Greenhawk in Canada. Even with shipping and import it is usually still cheaper. They also carry the whole T6 range, which Dover does not.

              Also, my solution is wireless internet in the house. I can sit in front of the TV with the laptop and surf online catalogs.

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              • #47
                Love this place! (local VA and online) www.GallopingGrape.com
                Kim
                The Galloping Grape
                Warrenton, VA
                http://www.GallopingGrape.com

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