• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

OMG Shopping Moment at TSC

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • OMG Shopping Moment at TSC

    Forgive me, folks, I have never used the term "OMG," but my mind can't come up with a better word right now!

    Just went to TSC to grab some mane bands and a water bucket. For some reason our TSC carries a small supply of English tack and horse stuff, despite this being western world. Actually, they've been gradually clearancing it all out since I've been here (2 yrs), but the one other English rider in town always manages to grab the good stuff first. Well, today I hit the jackpot (though not really tack). I restrained myself, but came up with:

    5 pairs of Dublin Easy Care Half Chaps. Reg $30, for $3 each
    Weatherbeeta "Fleece Range" Cooler. Reg $68, for $13.50
    Weatherbeeta "Mesh Range" Fly Sheet. Reg $72, for $14.39 (they had several, but I just got one- I'm proud of my self-control)
    White Roma Square Pad. Reg $20 for $10 (nothing too amazing, but I did need a new white pad!)
    5 sample size bottles of Purple Power Shampoo (my favorite) for $.33 each... I could have gotten the whole bucket, but I figure there's other folks in town with white horses!

    For some reason the children's sizes of the chaps were $7, but I made myself pass them up. Next to the $3 chaps, $7 felt a bit pricey. On the way out, I noticed the entire display of large horse posters marked down to $.10 each. If I'd had a few dollar bills, I would have bought the lot (can you imagine how many kids would be thrilled??), but I didn't want to swipe the credit card again for a tiny amount. I'll probably regret it, and I see myself maybe going back for them tomorrow.

    I feel like I've just been at a really great garage sale!! I had to brag!

  • #2
    I think I can best that!

    I was at a Goodwill thrift store today and I found a pair of Tailored Sportsmen breeches that fit me perfectly--never been worn, tags still on--in the clearance section.... The cost--seventy-five cents!!!! Yes, that's right folks....

    I also managed to get a brand new pair of Brits clogs for $11.00 and change at a local dry goods store on closeout, and a pair of Muck Boot Daily Shoes (the green ones) at a local tack shop in the closeout section for $23.00....

    "Somebody up there likes me...."!

    Pinch me! Wait, on second thought--I just want to enjoy feeling lucky for a while....

    Has anyone else out there gotten lucky lately too????
    "None of us can move forward if half of us are being held back." ~Anonymous~

    Comment


    • #3
      No luck here, but congrats!

      Comment


      • #4
        Oh you lucky ducks! You guys hit the jackpot!! What town was this in?
        I had a mixed bag of luck bought 2 bags of grain 1st bag moldy and sour, the 2nd had bugs in it. Boy was I PISSED!!!!!!!!
        But had a great ride on my mare, so some what made up for it.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Cherry View Post
          I was at a Goodwill thrift store today and I found a pair of Tailored Sportsmen breeches that fit me perfectly--never been worn, tags still on--in the clearance section.... The cost--seventy-five cents!!!! Yes, that's right folks....
          It wasn't the one at Rohrerstown Rd was it? If so, you're lucky you beat me to them I poke around in there from time to time hoping for such luck!

          A lot of my best deals have been from public/estate auctions. I go if I see tack on the list in the paper, often not very many horse people show up and no one else has a clue what the stuff is worth.
          Flickr

          Comment


          • #6
            I'm surely not often as lucky as the other guys, but I got some hurricane wind and rain in my barn blowing in an unusual direction and didn't get my door closed and I just had a new feed delivery and lost about half of it, mostly just hay cubes but at $12 a bag I was sick. I lost at least half of my order to mold. Believe it or not, the beet pulp paper bags held up better than the hay cube bags.

            It went like this, almost out of everything, new order delivered, the rain blew into my barn and got almost everything wet, really wet, the next day I arrived to find it. I never had the rain come in so hard.

            But I see that you're from ND and I've been there twice visiting the Nokota Horse Conservancy, I have 3 Nokota horses. I love them to pieces.

            I also love TSC but I don't come close to those kind of deals. We have a lot of English riders around South Eastern PA but there's enough Western riders that everything sells.




            Originally posted by wolfatbay2002 View Post
            Oh you lucky ducks! You guys hit the jackpot!! What town was this in?
            I had a mixed bag of luck bought 2 bags of grain 1st bag moldy and sour, the 2nd had bugs in it. Boy was I PISSED!!!!!!!!
            But had a great ride on my mare, so some what made up for it.

            Comment


            • #7
              OMG that is great! Nothing better than a found treasure.
              Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
              Bernard M. Baruch

              Comment


              • #8
                Those are some great deals! Lucky!! I was in my TSC 2 days ago and nothing. Bought some chain that I needed but at regular price. I always cruise through the horse supplies but no luck. Poor me.

                Comment


                • #9
                  i'm just envious b/c you have a TSC near you that you can shop at.

                  they're building one near our barn and i just cannot wait for it to open.
                  http://www.eponashoe.com/
                  TQ(Trail Queen) \"Learn How to Ride or Move Over!!\" Clique

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cherry View Post
                    Has anyone else out there gotten lucky lately too????
                    [Post deleted in the interests of maintaining PG status of this thread - use your imagination - it was very funny and definitely TMI ]
                    Chronicles of the $700 Pony
                    The Further Adventures of the $700 Pony
                    www.blithetraveler.com <-- My Blog

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      TSC is a grat place to find little horsey gifts a Christmas. Really good prices right after the holiday!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        That's fantastic ! Mind sending some of that luck my way ?

                        RR... Too funny!!!
                        \"For all those men who say, \"Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free,\" here\'s an update for you: Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it\'s not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage.\"-

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I once found a Courbette close contact saddle in nearly new condition at Goodwill. I snapped it up for $37.50 and resold it on ebay for around $250 (and the person who bought it was thrilled to get it at that price!). My other find at Goodwill was a nice pair of Ariat paddock boots - thought they might fit my granddaughter but since they didn't, I put them on ebay also. Paid $2.50 and sold for over $50. Luv shopping at Goodwill!!!!

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Years ago I found a beautiful (and nearly new) sheepskin saddle pad that they thought was a bath mat. Paid ~$2 for it.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              man, my luck really sucks - I stopped in at the local Salvation Army tonight. As I walked in the door, my first thought was "wouldn't it be hilarious if I found something valuable and horsey, like those 75 cent TSs?"
                              So what do I find? A pair of very lightly used Ariat - shoes?? (I don't think they were meant to be ridden in). $6.99. Except, they were half a size to small. sigh.
                              "I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?”

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                TSC ? - The Shopping Channel - Naah, I know its not that but that's what I thought at first.
                                Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  I've found some excellent bargains at Tractor Supply, but you have to hit them at just the right time.

                                  I'd been salivating over the Fat Baby boots from Ariat for just about forver, but I wasn't willing to spend the big bucks for them.

                                  I was in TSC getting horse feed about a month ago, and they had them on sale for $16.00!!!

                                  There were only a few pairs left (not a surprise for that price), and one of them was in my size. Whoo hooo!!!

                                  I found some leather riding boots at my local Goodwill for $3.50. Unfortunately, the original owner hadn't kept them oiled, so about a year after I got them, they literally fell apart.

                                  I'm getting into hunting, so needed a hunt coat. I found a lovely poly/wool blend on sale for $75.00. It's a little big and the sleeves need to be shortened, but for that price I couldn't pass it up.
                                  Homeopathy claims water can cure you since it once held medicine. That's like saying you can get sustenance from an empty plate because it once held food.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    I would have used "OMG" too Lucky you! It's great finding tack shop bargains. I did that once...it was the last day of a tack store's going out of business sale. I was getting brand named tack and apparel for maybe 1/4 of the original price. I bought things I didn't even need just to buy them. I bought Stubben pony tack just because it was cheap. I've never owned a pony

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      I once got a pair of Ariat Heritage paddock boots at TSC for $15. There were a bunch of boxes in a cart by the register, and I checked them out half-heartedly, figuring they would either be huge or teeny sizes. I spotted a size seven and dug it out, still telling myself that I'd open the box and find that the sizes were mismarked, or that it was a different model--nope! Size 7, black zippers!
                                      Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        When TSC clearances stuff out, they want it off the shelf and out of the store.
                                        The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X