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SSDD grumble - if you're selling a horse, PLEASE ANSER AD INQUIRIES!

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  • SSDD grumble - if you're selling a horse, PLEASE ANSER AD INQUIRIES!

    I know this has been done to death here on the boards, but I'm just having a grumble about sellers who don't answer ads. If you put the effort into putting the ad on Dreamhorse, and then renewing it along with the photo(s)/video, please do yourself the favor of checking your ads and getting back to those who've responded to them, even if it's just to say the horse is sold!!! There are at least four horses in driving distance that I would love to go and look at, but without a response from the owner, I'll pass. I'd have another horse now, if some of these folks were more on the ball.

    Rant over. Carry on.
    In loving memory of Laura Jahnke.
    A life lived by example, done too soon.

  • #2
    Yes, I don't understand that. Nor do I understand why they don't delete the ad or mark it sold long after the horse has been sold. Forget about expecting videos that come close to showing the horse's level of training, truthful disclosures of issues, getting questions answered, etc.
    "The sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli"


    • #3
      Also, if you've inquired about my horse, PLEASE don't disappear once I answer your inital email. Even if it's to say "Thanks, but he's not what I'm looking for". Grrr.


      • #4
        Agree with both sides of the coin.
        If thou hast a sorrow, tell it not to the arrow, tell it to thy saddlebow, and ride on, singing. -- King Alfred the Great


        • #5
          I ran an ad for a horse recently on Equine.com, and I put the trainer's contact information all over the ad and videos, BUT if interested parties didn't see the contact information in the ad, and just hit "send message to seller," the message went to a message area in Equine.com.

          I didn't expect any messages to go in there, since I thought people would contact the trainer. Then I happen to update the ad and saw one message in there. I did respond, but it was a couple weeks after the potential buyer wrote it and I never heard back. She probably moved on before I ever saw her message.
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          • #6
            My favorite...."Well I put up the ad then went on vacation for 2 weeks. I figured I'd just wait until there were enough responses for me to bother with it."
            "Friend" me !



            • #7
              FWIW...I've put up my share of "for sale' ads. I'll admit...I've not answered some of the stupid emails...like when they ask how old, what breed...etc and it's all crystal clear in the ad. Your ad says the horse needs at least an intermediate rider and they ask if it's suitable for beginner child...things like that. I figure it's better not to answer than to be snarky,
              "We're still right, they're still wrong" James Carville


              • Original Poster

                chism, I feel your pain, but I'm very specific in the questions I ask about the horses, give the sellers my "credentials" and what I'm looking for in a mount, and ask politely for more photos/video, and what I'd like to see in same. If they don't have it, don't think the horse is suitable or that it's sold already, just TELL ME! So I can cross that horse off my list and keep looking, instead of waiting by the phone/computer for a reply.
                In loving memory of Laura Jahnke.
                A life lived by example, done too soon.


                • #9
                  If you call and leave a message for the seller, please say your phone number CLEARLY and S-L-O-W-L-Y. And then repeat it.

                  There have been some messages I have replayed 10 times, and STILL can't figure out the number.

                  chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).