The search for a Trailer continues............and continues..............and continues.........and...........
Frustrating stuff for sure! I realize that money does not buy happiness, but it does FOR sure buy a whole lot of peace of mind which I am SURE contributes to overall happiness. I have a decent job, I have some money in the bank, and I don't have a lot of debt. I can go to any bank and they would be happy to give me money, and I could take that money and buy a brand spanking new Eclipse 2 horse straight load trailer big enough for an 18 hh warmblood horse. It cost a little less that $7000.00. (sigh)
Okay, here is the gist of what has me so irritated, no..........dismayed is the word. There is a trailer for sale by owner in our area, parked right in town. A 2006 two horse slant load trailer with a dressing room and rear tack. It is VERY nice. I called about a while back, and they wanted $9000!!! Uh, no! So I moved on. Yesterday a co-worker who knew that I was looking stopped and got the phone number off the trailer, and came and told me about it. He didn't know that I had already called, but apparently the priced was dropped to $7,900. Co-worker buys a lot of used cars, I swear he has car trading as a hobby, and suggested I take a look at it, and offer a crazy low amount for it.
At lunch I headed over, and took a look. It is very gently used, hardly used at all. Looks as though a horse may have been in this trailer twice, but certainly not more than that. I know that I can get a trailer just like it, brand new slant load, with dressing room (but no rear tack) for $7000 at the Eclipse Factory right here in Ohio. (I would rather have a straight load as I see BIGGER horses in our future, but for the right price I am flexible). I called and offered the lady $5000 cash right now! She stated that he would not go below $7000, and was rather clipped when I told her I could get a new one just like for $7000 and she sounded like she did not believe that. So we got off the phone.