Have been desperately trying to sell it for a while.
Its a black medium width 17.5" working hunter saddle derby house/farrington recently reflocked
Saddler took it in to sell in February and valued it at £425 but has had no luck selling. I had someone interested privately and went to pick it up and its no longer the immaculate saddle I had given them
Anyway long story short buyer no longer interested so have advertised it privately as do not want to leave it with saddler again. I have it on ebay for buy it now or best offer and had very little interest- is it over priced? Anything I can do to make it more appealing?
This is my listing
Seriously fed up as I paid quite a lot of money for this saddle and I just want rid of it now
Last edited by loubylou; 22nd August 2011 at 06:58 PM.
Just had a quick nosey at your ebay ad. Personally I would get the elbow grease out and really buff it up to try and cover up some of the scuffs (especially the one showing the pommel) I would also clean the metal rings up so that they don't look rusty. These things would put me off buying. I would also want to know the measurements for the width e.g how many inches from D to D ring as it would give me an idea of exactly how wide it is
The price I think is reasonable and if the prospective bidders are anything like me they'll have it as a watched item and only bid at the last minute (to try to keep the price down)
Good luck selling it
"My treasures do not clink together or glitter; They gleam in the sun and neigh in the night." -Arabian Proverb
I have just sold the exact same saddle as this – a working hunter, extra wide farrington. All the same except it was XW. However mine was in excellent condition – not a mark on it – here’s the pic of it below.
As you can see, and without me sounding awful, it is in better condition as yours. To be fair, it has only been used a handful of times from new due to various owners horses going lame and it being sold on!!!
I paid £500 for it with Stuben leathers and irons and tried to advertise it privately for £550 – no joy. Tried to sell it by word of mouth for £450, and on preloved, still no joy.
In the end I took it to my local saddler who when I rang said he would only look at it if it was in immaculate condition. Like you I just wanted rid! He said the maximum he would give me was £350, so I took that. I think I lost out as I would happily pay £500 for it again but I understand that the saddler has to make a decent profit, and I was getting no where with what I was asking for.
So I would say yes to your question, you are asking too much for it. I can see on your advert you’ve dropped the price to £299. I would see how you get on with that but I think realistically it would be worth around £200 - £250.
425 seems a lot for a second hand show saddle to me, i just bought a virtually new dressage saddle for 370, i think 300 is more realistic, it really needs a super good cleaning too! would give it a scrubbing if you havent sold it really clean it and get a little bit of boot polish on the scuffs can help to hide them a little
I would take some different photos of it. You want it on a nice bright background so you can see the shape of it, also one from the front. Perhaps show it without the numnah. I put mine with a discreet numnah on a fence