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Best place to sell misc. tack?

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  • Best place to sell misc. tack?

    Mods, not trying to sell anything from this thread, but need advice as to best place to sell them.

    I've got [edit] some other misc. tack items that I want to sell. I've never sold on e-bay and won't do craig's list. The tack stores in my area only give store credit for consignment items. Where's the best place to offer these items? I know there's a place here on COTH to sell things. Any other suggestions? Thanks for your input!
    Last edited by Moderator 1; Jan. 12, 2009, 07:26 AM. Reason: specifics

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    • Original Poster

      Thanks ambrey!


      • #4
        Tack Trader (think it's affiliated with DreamHorse). www.tacktrader.com


        • #5
          If you're just trying to get rid of them, you might donate them to a horse rescue. You get a nice tax deduction, and the rescue gets either items it can use, or can sell to support the horses. I'm not sure, but I'd guess even the shipping could be deducted.


          • #6
            I had good luck about 2 years ago posting on the classifieds forums on this website. Never had an issue, save one person whose package didn't arrive.
            Here today, gone tomorrow...


            • #7
              This place is addictive.


              I've just sent another payment out today (sigh)


              • #8
                Just curious, but why won't you use CL? I've always had good luck there, both buying and selling.


                • #9

                  I've had good luck on ebay selling used tack but be sure you absolutely honest about the condition and photograph any defects for the potential buyer to see.

                  I sold a Myler Pelham a bit ago. The thing cost me about $110 new. I'd only used it a few times. I stuck it in the dishwasher, photographed it and put it up for $25.00. Someone in England bought it for $95! Who knew? Sometimes you're surprised at how much an item will be bid up to.

                  However, you can get burned as other things you can put up and no one wants it and you've paid whatever the fees are.
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                  • #10
                    I got a Stubben bit at one of the VTO sales- I think it was like $67. I used it a few times, pony hated it, and someone in Australia bought it for $70, lol!

                    But right now e-bay is as slow as molasses. Even companies that usually make good money on no-reserve auctions are cutting back auctions and using "buy it now" instead, I think because people just aren't spending money.


                    • Original Poster

                      All great ideas. Thanks everyone. Had a bad experience with Craig's List which is why I am shying away from it this time.

                      I don't think I'd do well on e-bay since I've never sold anything there and I think I read where you need to have a good selling history in order for people to want to buy from you. I've bought but never sold.

                      I'll look into the other links mentioned here. Thanks again!


                      • #12
                        If your are in NC and towards Charlotte, someone is getting together a used tack sale/swap in Jan. Check the NCHorse Board for details.
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                        • #13
                          tacktrader.com has been the best for me for selling used tack.
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