Which brands of saddles we will accept will vary depending upon our current stock and demand.
We will only accept saddles which are in good condition and currently in demand. Less desirable brands may be declined and saddles over 15 years of age will not usually be accepted unless they are in show condition.
We offer three options for selling your saddle :-
1.Saddle Exchange/Trade in
Just tick your preference on the saddle to sell form.
We'll assess your saddle and let you know what we think we could sell it for and how much money you might receive. Our 30 years of industry experience enables us to price saddles to achieve the best possible result. It is in our interest as much as yours to price correctly taking into account how much demand there is for a particular brand, model, size and condition etc.
If you are happy with the assessment we will email you a posting label to send the saddle to us, along with some details of how to pack it so it reaches us safely.
When we receive it we'll check the condition is as expected - occasionally we'll suggest we adjust the price, either up or down but usually the price on the assessment is accurate.
1. SADDLE EXCHANGE / trade in, if you plan on buying a saddle from us we may take your saddle as part exchange. The price we offer will depend on many factors. (As a guide it would likely be between 60 & 70% of the lowest selling price). We will assess your saddle from the pictures and details you supply ( via the saddle to sell form). You do not need to wait for us to sell your saddle.
There are two options with trade in, you can send your trade in saddle to us before we post the new one so you pay only the difference in price or you can trial your new saddle first, once you are happy that you will be keeping it you post us your trade in. This second option needs you to pay in full for the new saddle, we refund the trade in value once we receive your trade in saddle.
2. WE BUY YOUR SADDLE If you need a quick sale then us buying outright will be quickest option but the price you receive will be lower. The price we will pay WILL NOT be the full resell value. (As a guide it would likely be between 50 & 60% of the lowest selling price). We do not offer to buy all saddles, our decision to buy or not depends on many factors.
We are an authorised Second Hand Dealer and in accordance with the current legislation we require proof of identification from all sellers when selling outright.
3. WE SELL ON YOUR BEHALF / CONSIGN This option pays you the most money but you need to wait for it to sell before we pay you.
Customers will have the opportunity to purchase your saddle with full advantage of company trial/return policy, credit card payments, interest free finance and short lay bye options. Our commission includes any GST, credit card and finance fees.
We will set an agreed price which will be fixed for a set period. After this period if your saddle has not sold we may discuss with you whether the price should be reduced. It is not our policy to take offers on saddles advertised. Prices advertised are firm. This selling format ensures a price too low is not accepted and the saddle has a chance to sell at the full price we would expect to receive.
You must agree to leave the saddle with us for a minimum of 12 weeks, saddles requested back within this period will incur a $250 fee . Saddles advertised at our recommended price that fail to sell can be withdrawn from sale by the owner after 12 weeks & will incur no charges. Withdrawn saddles can be either collected from us or we will post at owners expense.
The consignment contract has no end date, we are usually happy to continue to market your saddle beyond 12 weeks, some less popular saddles or odd sizes can take longer to sell.
Commission for consignment saddles is dependent on selling price:
up to $1250 fee is $250
$1250 to $2500 fee is 20%
over $2500 the percentage reduces and is capped. A saddle of $4995 selling price may pay as little as 13% commission.
For us to give your saddle consideration please submit details and photos via the Saddle to Sell Form.