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  • equine.com for window shoppers?

    Let me rephrase my question please: Is equine.com a good site these days for actually selling something - or not?

    Here's the orginal question that didn't come off quite right....sorry I didn't mean to offend anyone.

    What's the deal with equine.com these days? Just for window shoppers? 100 views in 23 hours but no inquiries? Am I alone in this or other people experience this too?
    Last edited by tidy rabbit; Sep. 15, 2009, 03:59 PM.
    Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN

  • #2
    I am guilty

    of window shopping on Equine.com and dreamhorse.com when I am bored...never thought much about driving sellers crazy...


    • #3
      Which one are you selling?!?!?! I'll take any of yours off your hands.


      • #4
        I actually bought one I saw there in November. Don't knock lookers.


        • Original Poster

          that's good news, thanks for the info rwfarm.
          Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN


          • #6
            I look on there all the time, no intention of buying. I don't email or call though unless I am absolutely serious.
            Originally posted by barka.lounger
            u get big old crop and bust that nags ass the next time it even slow down.

            we see u in gp ring in no time.


            • #7
              How many people are out of work, have fallen on hard times, etc...? Why do you care if they look...? As long as they aren't wasting your time with emails, etc no biggie... let them look, and maybe they will tell someone they know, with a job... who is in the market...
              Platinum Equestrian - Florida, USA


              • Original Poster

                I would like people to look at the ad, that's why I put it online.

                However, I guess my question was more along the lines of ...

                Is equine.com a good site these days for actually selling something - or not?
                Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN


                • #9
                  I just bought one that was listed on both Equine and dreamhorse. It sold in 3 days. Another one I tried also sold in 4 days. But they are inexpensive trail horse types. But I know of several people who just look for fun. There are plenty of deals out there compared to 2-3 years ago!


                  • #10
                    I do both!

                    I look at pics of the "dream horses" in addition to looking seriously at those in my price range.
                    I have a horse for sale up there and have gotten a good number of inquiries, fewer visits, but I'm guessing that's typical (more people want "more pics" or "more video" than actually drive a few hrs to try them).

                    In addition to fancy ponies, I also love looking at million dollar estate pictures on the internet. It never occurred to me that would bother the seller, though I'd never call and ask for a tour, either.


                    • Original Poster

                      It doesn't bother me that people are looking at the ad. I'm sorry if it came off that way.

                      I really do want people to look at the ad. Please don't misunderstand me.

                      I just found it interesting that so many people viewed it but I didn't get any inquiries. So it occurred to me that equine.com might be a great place to window shop but perhaps not the best place to sell something. It doesn't matter now, I can't get my money back for the ad listing anyway. I guess I just wont check back on the "view counter" so I can stop driving myself crazy.
                      Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN


                      • #12
                        I'll buy that--I just looked out of curiosity and I have over 100 views in a couple days and only a couple calls.

                        In part, it may be that people don't know if a horse fits their criteria until they open the ad (like, all the pertinent info doesn't show up until you "view").

                        Or alternatively, we just have particularly gorgeous horses :-)


                        • #13
                          i window shop when i am bored.
                          however i did serious shopping on equine.com and dreamhorse.
                          i bought my horse on equine.com and i sold my horse on dreamhorse.com.


                          • #14
                            I window shop when I am bored, but just look never actually enquire unless I am serious. I just love looking at beautiful horses and dreaming. Of all the 5 horses I have owned in my lifetime none of them have been through the internet. I am definitely open to the idea though and have tried horses I found on the internet when I was horse shopping.
                            Owned by an Oldenburg


                            • #15
                              I'm with the others. I like to look. But not only do I like to look but I like to see what is in my area and what market conditions are. So when I put Beast back on the market I'll know that such and such horse was asking $X so I can ask the same.

                              I do admit, TR, it did drive me crazy to see so many views and watchers and so few inquiries. But since I'm a little window shopping I sorta understand.

                              And I had plenty of inquiries that never showed up, or just strung me along. And you know how some of those rides turned out! Poor Beast, I should've increased his price on that alone!!!!


                              • #16
                                I window shop, but not on equine.com. I mostly shop on dreamhorse. However, in the past 2 1/2 years I have sold 1 on Dreamhorse (was posted on a Tuesday, vetted on Friday, taken home Saturday) and have sold one using Equine.com. I much prefer dreamhorse to be honest and get the most responses from dreamhorse. One of the horses I was selling was a low-mid 5 figures and the other was mid-4 figures. The 5 figure horse took longer to sell, but eventually was sold to a person using equine.com.


                                • #17
                                  I went to try a couple of horses that I found on equine.come and made serious inquiries on about 10 when I was horse shopping this summer. The one I ended up buying was not listed anywhere online.

                                  I have been looking recently to see what's new there in what my price range was...just in case I need to beat myself up for waiting for something better to come along ha ha.

                                  And of course I do searches where the min price is $150000 just for fun


                                  • #18
                                    Big Eq is the best

                                    I have pony listed on Equine, Dreamhorse, and Big Eq. Dreamhorse, I really havent had anything from. Only Inquire was to tell me my pony was cute. Equine.com Ive had a few email but nothing serious. 35 days and 282 views. Big Eq has been the taker. A bunch of emails and calls, one person came to try him, but I find more serious buyers go there. Most people are looking in there price range, not I have 5,000 to spend but ill look at horses up to 10,000 cause they might drop the price.


                                    • #19
                                      I sold my guy in May, 2 weeks after he was listed. Full asking price. (17,500). Called about him Sunday, Came to see my Tuesday, I hauled him down for trial and vetting on Friday and it was a done deal by the following Tuesday.


                                      • #20
                                        I always wonder about the "watchers" I had several watches listed but not a single inquiry. I use equine, but it seems I get more serious shoppers/buyers from Dreamhorse
                                        Epona Farm
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