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 20 years of age will not usually be accepted unless they are in show condition.
We offer three options for selling your saddle :-
2. Trade in
3. Sell outright
Just tick your preference on the saddle to sell form.
We will assess your saddle and let you know what we think we could sell it for, 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. WE SELL ON YOUR BEHALF / CONSIGN This option pays you the most money we pay you when the saddle sells, (after the trial period has finished).
Customers will have the opportunity to purchase your saddle with full advantage of company trial/return policy, credit card payments, interest free finance via Humm90, Afterpay and short layby options.
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.
We aim to sell saddles within 12 weeks, most sell much quicker, while some less popular saddles or odd sizes can take longer to sell. The consignment agreement has no end date, we are usually happy to continue to market your saddle beyond 12 weeks.
Our fully inclusive consignment fee includes:
Gst & Merchant fees eg credit cards, finance and Afterpay. (Afterpay costs us 6%!!!)
Post cost for you to send it in.
Insurance whilst in our care.
Cleaning/conditioning your saddle.
Quality studio photographs.
Detailed adverts with accurate measurements and fitting guidelines.
Promotion via Saddle Central website and other platforms eg Facebook and Ebay.
Corresponding with potential buyers.
Assessing suitability of your saddle for any potential buyers that supply us with pictures and templates. (we sell a lot of saddles this way, it can be a great way to sell saddles that are less well known and often overlooked by buyers.).
Careful packing and posting to buyers worldwide.
Payment to you as soon as a successful sale is achieved.
Fees are calculated on the final selling price.
Up to $1000 selling price the fee is $250.
$1000 to $2000 the fee is 25%.
Over $2000 the fee is 25% on the first $2000 and 5% on the balance.
A saddle with a selling price of $4995 will pay as little as 13% commission.
selling price commission
Saddles withdrawn from sale by the owner within the first 12 weeks will incur a $250 fee, after 12 weeks there is no fee to withdraw. Withdrawn saddles can be either collected or posted at the owners expense.
2. 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 & 65% 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.
3. SELL OUTRIGHT, 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 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.
For us to give your saddle consideration for any of the above options submit details via the Saddle to Sell Form.