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  • READ THE AD PLEASE!

    OK another vent! READ THE AD PLEASE! had someone inquire about a pony I have for sale, ad specifically states the height, age, price of pony as well as what divisions he has shown and height he has jumped. So they email wanting more pictures (whatever, had four on the ad PLUS a video). I send pictures and information about the pony as well as a link to the pony on my website which has THE PRICE, THE AGE and THE HEIGHT HE JUMPS (again!) So I get a third email from them.

    this is what it said:

    "How big is he? My clients want no smaller than a 14 hand horse/pony. What is your asking price? What height has he jumped? "

    DAMMIT MAN! READ THE ADS!!!!!!!! GRRRRRRR
    www.shawneeacres.net

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    You just can't cure stupid.

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      #3
      My husband said to tell them the price just went up $500 for being STUPID! LOL But I am the "consumate professional" and would NEVER consider such a thing (snicker snicker!!)
      www.shawneeacres.net

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      • #4
        Originally posted by shawneeAcres View Post
        My husband said to tell them the price just went up $500 for being STUPID! LOL But I am the "consumate professional" and would NEVER consider such a thing (snicker snicker!!)
        Hubby has the right idea, but YOU will get the pony sold LOL!!!!
        Kim
        If you are lucky enough to ride, you are lucky enough.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by shawneeAcres View Post
          My husband said to tell them the price just went up $500 for being STUPID! LOL But I am the "consumate professional" and would NEVER consider such a thing (snicker snicker!!)
          Sometimes you have to make exceptions. Unless you are in desperate need of selling the pony, I would be tempted to say it.
          "To do something that you feel in your heart that's great, you need to make a lot of mistakes. Anything that is successful is a series of mistakes." -B.J. Armstrong

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          • #6
            I have had ads out before and folks will leave messages saying they are interested and leave their phone number to call back. When you call back, you suddenly realize these people have left about 20 other messages, and they have NO idea which is your horse.

            The guys that called you, probably called about 20 others, and they can't remember which pony is yours. Help them out by saying, I have the 14 hand grey pony jumper that was advertised on..

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            • #7
              Oh that's nothing! I had a call from a very young sounding girl, figured she was probably 15/16 and was just very independent. No harm done so I humored her, she asked those same questions after saying she had found the ad on such-and-such site (price, height, DOES HE JUMP?!). After she called me the next day and when I answered she was singing to the radio and complaining that she couldn't find the ad anymore, however she didn't have any questions for me. So I said, "You sound pretty young, how old are you?" and she replied, very matter-of-factly, "I'm 11." So I asked her to have her parents or trainer call, never got a call from either.

              Since then I make it very clear in my ads that if the viewer is under 18 to have a trainer or parent call. 11?! Really?!
              Who needs wings when you've got a jumper?
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              • #8
                Off topic a little but... I hate when people don't state the age, or height of the equine in the ad.

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                • #9
                  people are idiots! my mom sells stuff online, and she gets questions all the time like "what are the measurements of this handbag?" --meanwhile, we put MEASUREMENTS in BIG BOLD FONT in HOT PINK at the very TOP of the ad, so people will SEE IT!! yet we still get questions.

                  and it's even more of a nuisance when someone returns something because "well, i thought it might be a lot bigger!" are you kidding me?! ugh. way to waste my money and yours with shipping!

                  so i guess this whole thing isn't (thankfully? or maybe not?) just in the horse world. i mean, stupidity is everywhere
                  (|--Sarah--|)

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                  • #10
                    So Shawnee,

                    what is your "last price"?

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                    Jinxyhttp://tiny.cc/PIC798&http://tiny.cc/jinx364
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                    • #11
                      I advertised a yearling registered Appaloosa, gelding, bay with a blanket & spots, 4 white socks and a blaze.

                      The girl that called me wanted to know what kind of blanket it was? A winter or turn out blanket

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                      • #12
                        I bet if you DID raise the price by $500 the potential buyer would say, "But your ad says $500 less than that!" proving she is capable of remembering facts in ads when it affects what she really considers important.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by VarsityHero4 View Post
                          No harm done so I humored her, she asked those same questions after saying she had found the ad on such-and-such site (price, height, DOES HE JUMP?!).
                          Depending on the fanciness of the horse you were selling, it couldn't hurt to ask. Too many times looking for my first horse I ended up trying a pony that "only responds to voice commands", happens to be blind, is tremendously green, or in fact goes western and only jumps logs in turnout when told it could be a children's hunter.
                          I've learned its best to be thorough with these things, no matter how dumb you may sound

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by shawneeAcres View Post
                            OK another vent! READ THE AD PLEASE! had someone inquire about a pony I have for sale, ad specifically states the height, age, price of pony as well as what divisions he has shown and height he has jumped. So they email wanting more pictures (whatever, had four on the ad PLUS a video). I send pictures and information about the pony as well as a link to the pony on my website which has THE PRICE, THE AGE and THE HEIGHT HE JUMPS (again!) So I get a third email from them.

                            this is what it said:

                            "How big is he? My clients want no smaller than a 14 hand horse/pony. What is your asking price? What height has he jumped? "

                            DAMMIT MAN! READ THE ADS!!!!!!!! GRRRRRRR
                            This is your second vent in less than a week about dumb buyers.
                            Think about it.

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                            • #15
                              OK, I looked at the ads on your website.

                              In two cases there are 2 prices quoted for the same horse.
                              One price on the sales page and another price on the detail page.

                              I'd guess one is a typo as it $3000 on the sales page and $300 on the detail page.
                              The other one has a $2000 difference in price.

                              You say two of the sales horse have shown "C Rated showing"
                              To me that means C rated USEF shows.
                              But I can't find either one on USEF's recording/HID search.

                              So did you mean unrated shows, not USEF shows?

                              Im sure if I was looking at your sales horses I'd need to have a LOT of information clarified.

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                              • #16
                                S A McKee, you know not what you do. Or maybe you do? You're going to wake up the monster that lies below. chhooooo choooo

                                Usually if there is a consistent theme in someone's complaining, they are the common denominator.

                                USEF C rating is NOT the same thing as local level showing. Calling a local level unrated show C level is incorrect. Get it straight would you?

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                                  Look folks its just a simple thing to read an ad, sorry about the "price descrpancies", the owner of one horse asked me to lower the price, need to do it on her page, big deal, the other obviosuly a typo. Secondly we have "C" rated NCHJA shows here in NC, they are NOT USEF rated and nowhere do I say that, but they ARE under USEF sanctioned if that makes sense and are NOT local shows. If a horse shows locally then that is what I STATE if they show "C" rated in NC then it is a NCHJA "C" rated show, period. If you'd like I can point you to places that you can verify their NCHJA show records, sheesh! Look I sell a lot of horses and do rather well, I am TOTALLY up front and honest and all I ask in return is READ THE AD. SImple huh?!

                                  Some people on this site really like to stir Sh*t when there is none to stir! I simply asked WHY can't people read when I have TWO ads stating the facts, thats all, not asking for your "input" thanks!
                                  www.shawneeacres.net

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by shawneeAcres View Post
                                    Secondly we have "C" rated NCHJA shows here in NC, they are NOT USEF rated and nowhere do I say that, but they ARE under USEF sanctioned if that makes sense and are NOT local shows. If a horse shows locally then that is what I STATE if they show "C" rated in NC then it is a NCHJA "C" rated show, period. If you'd like I can point you to places that you can verify their NCHJA show records, sheesh!
                                    USEF rated shows are C, B ,A , AA. Or a 'local' rating.
                                    The only other possibility is a show sanctioned by USHJA under the new Outreach program. Those shows are not USEF rated.

                                    A C rated show implies that it's USEF rated. In many areas of the country there are more than 50 USEF C rated shows a year. Those shows count for zone awards and require that the horse have a USEF ID number.

                                    If the shows you refer to in your ads are truly USEF rated I would be able to find your horses recorded with them and also be able to find USEF results.

                                    Your website uses the term "C Rated showing". Doesn't say NCHJA shows or explain that you don't really mean USEF shows.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by dainty do View Post
                                      I have had ads out before and folks will leave messages saying they are interested and leave their phone number to call back. When you call back, you suddenly realize these people have left about 20 other messages, and they have NO idea which is your horse.

                                      The guys that called you, probably called about 20 others, and they can't remember which pony is yours. Help them out by saying, I have the 14 hand grey pony jumper that was advertised on..
                                      This is what I was thinking, too.
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                                      • #20
                                        Well if that's the kind of response you give no wonder you're not selling your horses! The person you rolly eyed at obviously had some valid questions that a potential buyer would also ask and you could edit your adds to clearly answer those questions preventing even more confusion on top of the stupid questions.
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