Stable Snob

★★☆☆☆

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Stable Snob/TACK-YCOUTURE. Remember you can change the name, address but if the owner is the same then same spots. Sounds like she went to the Coleen C. school of business.

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Stable Snob/TACK-YCOUTURE. Remember you can change the name, address but if the owner is the same then same spots. Sounds like she went to the Coleen C. school of business.

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Read the other reviews and choked. I had a similar HORRIBLE experience. They took a saddle and other items on consignment with the same contract - called every month to check on it and planned to take it out when the time was up so I wouldn't lose it. Saddle was "out" or "on memo" or something when I showed up to pick it up numerous times.Dragged on for months. Finally I called them on it and they claimed it sold and they'd get me the money (supposedly $800 - just like the other reviewer!). Check never came. So I finally did consult an attorney and when I sent registered letters to the home of the owner and the business as recommended I suddenly got a call from Samantha with yet another sob story. Don't know what to believe. Maybe life has been tough for them but they still need to pay consigners - jail time is not a pleasant alternative. Took years to extract that $800.00 and it was not worth the incredible hassle and legal battle. Wonder how many others have been screwed. BEWARE.

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Read the other reviews and choked. I had a similar HORRIBLE experience. They took a saddle and other items on consignment with the same contract - called every month to check on it and planned to take it out when the time was up so I wouldn't lose it. Saddle was "out" or "on memo" or something when I showed up to pick it up numerous times.Dragged on for months. Finally I called them on it and they claimed it sold and they'd get me the money (supposedly $800 - just like the other reviewer!). Check never came. So I finally did consult an attorney and when I sent registered letters to the home of the owner and the business as recommended I suddenly got a call from Samantha with yet another sob story. Don't know what to believe. Maybe life has been tough for them but they still need to pay consigners - jail time is not a pleasant alternative. Took years to extract that $800.00 and it was not worth the incredible hassle and legal battle. Wonder how many others have been screwed. BEWARE.

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They dont deserve even 1 star. This business she be reported as a fraudulent business. I purchased a saddle, had a 3 day trial period to bring it back for a full refund. I brought it back in less than 24 hours and she would NOT refund my money and said it was because i paid cash, instead of using my credit card. HELLO??? She is unprofessional, and foul mouthed. the littlerally ripped the return notice she had posted out form the counter and threw it away when i tried to take a picture of it with my phone. She said, "Now it doesnt exitst! you dont get your money back! get out of my store! or ill call the cops!" I encouraged her to do so, so i could show them what a theif she was. she put down the phone and let me take a photo of her return policy so i left and I have reported her to the better business beureau, and no... i didnt get my money back ...Yet!! She also closes the store whenever she feels like it without notice!

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They dont deserve even 1 star. This business she be reported as a fraudulent business. I purchased a saddle, had a 3 day trial period to bring it back for a full refund. I brought it back in less than 24 hours and she would NOT refund my money and said it was because i paid cash, instead of using my credit card. HELLO??? She is unprofessional, and foul mouthed. the littlerally ripped the return notice she had posted out form the counter and threw it away when i tried to take a picture of it with my phone. She said, "Now it doesnt exitst! you dont get your money back! get out of my store! or ill call the cops!" I encouraged her to do so, so i could show them what a theif she was. she put down the phone and let me take a photo of her return policy so i left and I have reported her to the better business beureau, and no... i didnt get my money back ...Yet!! She also closes the store whenever she feels like it without notice!

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Wow. I wish I had read reviews BEFORE I left MY saddle there.

It wasn't a very expensive saddle, but it didn't sell for a long time even though it was in great condition. I thought it was just the economy.

I don't know if it was in layaway or not like this other reviewer said his was, but I did ask after the six months was up if I could come get it and they said they were mailing me a check for it, so I thought it sold.

I never got the check. I called several times and finally was told that the person who wrote the checks had run out of checks and was waiting for the bank to send more. Then that person was out ill. Then on vacation. Never in the store or if she was, she was with a customer and couldn't talk.

I did manage to get paid, though. I got a check in the mail about three months later. But it was for less than 50% what I thought it was sold for. They told me the saddle didn't go for very much money -- that kind of saddle would never sell for much.

I would have preferred to have been told if they did drop the selling price but they said it was up to them, not me.

There was no accounting or anything. No paperwork. I was stupid to have ever trusted them. I have no idea how much it sold for.

I also did not find them that friendly. They were almost rude.

I'll never take anything to them again.

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Wow. I wish I had read reviews BEFORE I left MY saddle there.

It wasn't a very expensive saddle, but it didn't sell for a long time even though it was in great condition. I thought it was just the economy.

I don't know if it was in layaway or not like this other reviewer said his was, but I did ask after the six months was up if I could come get it and they said they were mailing me a check for it, so I thought it sold.

I never got the check. I called several times and finally was told that the person who wrote the checks had run out of checks and was waiting for the bank to send more. Then that person was out ill. Then on vacation. Never in the store or if she was, she was with a customer and couldn't talk.

I did manage to get paid, though. I got a check in the mail about three months later. But it was for less than 50% what I thought it was sold for. They told me the saddle didn't go for very much money -- that kind of saddle would never sell for much.

I would have preferred to have been told if they did drop the selling price but they said it was up to them, not me.

There was no accounting or anything. No paperwork. I was stupid to have ever trusted them. I have no idea how much it sold for.

I also did not find them that friendly. They were almost rude.

I'll never take anything to them again.

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If I could, I wouldn't even give them one star.

The store has a lot of inventory and I'm sure it's great for the shopper. But DONT LEAVE ANYTHING ON CONSIGNMENT WITH THEM. You won't get paid.

But since it's a consignment store, there is the other side of their business to look at -- this is where they are very good at basically, ripping you off if you leave something on consignment.

I left my saddle with them over a year ago. Their pseudo contract that they emailed says that I am the one who has to check back at the first of each month to see if it sold. If I don't, I guess they keep all the money. That set off a small red alert in my mind, but they seemed nice and their store was filled with inventory. I left my nearly new Albion saddle with them anyhow.

So I would call monthly and most of the time the person who answered couldn't work the computer to tell if it had sold. When I did get to the right person (who never ever returned calls), she told me it wasn't sold.

When the six months was up I said I was going to pick up my saddle -- the contract was up. I showed up to get it, I was told it was out on trial. The trial lasted a couple months. I kept calling. Same thing. The person who could look up the account wasn't in. I'd leave a message for that person and she still would not call back and only that one person seems to be able to work the computer to look up my account. Another red alert triggered in my mind: trials for saddles that I've tested were always a 24 or 48 hour period. When I asked about how long this trial was, I was only told it was a trainer with a student who were trying it out, and everyone knew a trial was always a month or more.

Finally I was told my saddle sold. I said great, I'll come get my money. Oh no, it was on lay-away for a month. OK, I thought. fine. I wanted to believe them and give them the benefit of the doubt. LOL.

So I called the next month and was told the lay-away had been extended. And so on.

After 4 months I said I didn't want to go through with the sale and they could refund the buyers money and just give me back my saddle. They said they couldn't do that because I had to wait another month so they could do inventory. I have no clue what that meant, but knew I was getting pushed around. ONe excuse after another.

All they are doing is evading the issue and show no signs of good faith or apology about how long it is taking to collect for the saddle. I haven't seen the saddle as it was removed from the floor; I don't even know where it is. All they say is "it's in layaway."

Personally I think they sold my customized Albion saddle for the $1500 and instead of giving me the 75% due, are keeping the entire amount. After all, I suppose they have to pay rent on their store......

I am now preparing to take them to small claims court.

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If I could, I wouldn't even give them one star.

The store has a lot of inventory and I'm sure it's great for the shopper. But DONT LEAVE ANYTHING ON CONSIGNMENT WITH THEM. You won't get paid.

But since it's a consignment store, there is the other side of their business to look at -- this is where they are very good at basically, ripping you off if you leave something on consignment.

I left my saddle with them over a year ago. Their pseudo contract that they emailed says that I am the one who has to check back at the first of each month to see if it sold. If I don't, I guess they keep all the money. That set off a small red alert in my mind, but they seemed nice and their store was filled with inventory. I left my nearly new Albion saddle with them anyhow.

So I would call monthly and most of the time the person who answered couldn't work the computer to tell if it had sold. When I did get to the right person (who never ever returned calls), she told me it wasn't sold.

When the six months was up I said I was going to pick up my saddle -- the contract was up. I showed up to get it, I was told it was out on trial. The trial lasted a couple months. I kept calling. Same thing. The person who could look up the account wasn't in. I'd leave a message for that person and she still would not call back and only that one person seems to be able to work the computer to look up my account. Another red alert triggered in my mind: trials for saddles that I've tested were always a 24 or 48 hour period. When I asked about how long this trial was, I was only told it was a trainer with a student who were trying it out, and everyone knew a trial was always a month or more.

Finally I was told my saddle sold. I said great, I'll come get my money. Oh no, it was on lay-away for a month. OK, I thought. fine. I wanted to believe them and give them the benefit of the doubt. LOL.

So I called the next month and was told the lay-away had been extended. And so on.

After 4 months I said I didn't want to go through with the sale and they could refund the buyers money and just give me back my saddle. They said they couldn't do that because I had to wait another month so they could do inventory. I have no clue what that meant, but knew I was getting pushed around. ONe excuse after another.

All they are doing is evading the issue and show no signs of good faith or apology about how long it is taking to collect for the saddle. I haven't seen the saddle as it was removed from the floor; I don't even know where it is. All they say is "it's in layaway."

Personally I think they sold my customized Albion saddle for the $1500 and instead of giving me the 75% due, are keeping the entire amount. After all, I suppose they have to pay rent on their store......

I am now preparing to take them to small claims court.

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WATCH OUT AGAIN !!! Oh my gosh -- Samantha is tricky -- unfortunately. After my poor experience with this shop, I see that others too have had a bad time of it with her. I saw that she had "closed" the shop. And then I realized that she has reopened it under a different name -- probably has some legal business entity so she can't be sued for the Stable Snob tricks she pulled. So now she is Tack-ycouture. Yep. That's the name. TACK-YCOUTURE. I doubt if her standards and tricks are any different, however. Her new name is not in insider pages yet, so if anyone else sees this and doubles checks my accuracy, maybe other sites have her new store name or know how to get the new name on this review site.

She just amazes me. She's good at legally robbing people. yikes.

Followup:After I mentioned "small claims court", I suddenly received an email with a scanned receipt attached, listing my saddle under my account code, the very low amount it "sold" for, and a partially blacked out name, to "protect the privacy of the buyer." The date was blurred, so I couldn't read it. Interesting that there was no mention of "layaway" or trial or anything on it.
I also found it interesting that I rec'd a receipt only after I mentioned "court." I have a strong feeling that the receipt was created after the fact; I also have a strong feeling that the saddle sold for much much more. Without written proof, however, I can't go to small claims court.
These gals know just exactly how much they can get away with. It's sad, really. I can't imagine how many people are getting ripped off.
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The store has a lot of inventory with what appear to be decent prices and I'm sure it's great for the shopper.

But since it's a consignment store, there is the other side of their business to look at -- this is where they are very good at basically, ripping you off if you leave something on consignment.

I left my saddle with them over a year ago. Their pseudo contract that they emailed says that I am the one who has to check back at the first of each month to see if it sold. If I don't, I guess they keep all the money. That set off a small red alert in my mind, but they seemed nice and their store was filled with inventory.

So I would call monthly and most of the time the person who answered couldn't work the computer to tell if it had sold. When I did get to the right person (who never ever returned calls) told me it wasn't sold.

When the six months was up I said I was going to pick up my saddle -- the contract was up. I showed up to get it, I was told it was out on trial. The trial lasted a couple months. I kept calling. They still would not call back and only that one person seems to be able to work the computer to look up my account. Another red alert triggered in my mind: trials for saddles that I've tested were always a 24 or 48 hour period. I was told it was a trainer with a student who were trying it out.

Finally I was told my saddle sold. I said great, I'll come get my money. Oh no, it was on lay-away for a month. OK, I thought. fine. I wanted to believe them and give them the benefit of the doubt. LOL.

So I called the next month and was told the lay-away had been extended. And so on.

After 4 months I said I didn't want to go through with the sale and they could refund the buyers money and just give me back my saddle. They said they couldn't do that because I had to wait another month so they could do inventory.

All they are doing is evading the issue and show no signs of good faith or apology about how long it is taking to collect for the saddle. I haven't seen the saddle as it was removed from the floor; I don't even know where it is. All they say is "it's in layaway."

Personally I think they sold my customized Albion saddle for the $1500 and instead of giving me the 75% due, are keeping the entire amount. After all, I suppose they have to pay rent on their store......

I am now preparing to take them to small claims court.

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★☆☆☆☆

WATCH OUT AGAIN !!! Oh my gosh -- Samantha is tricky -- unfortunately. After my poor experience with this shop, I see that others too have had a bad time of it with her. I saw that she had "closed" the shop. And then I realized that she has reopened it under a different name -- probably has some legal business entity so she can't be sued for the Stable Snob tricks she pulled. So now she is Tack-ycouture. Yep. That's the name. TACK-YCOUTURE. I doubt if her standards and tricks are any different, however. Her new name is not in insider pages yet, so if anyone else sees this and doubles checks my accuracy, maybe other sites have her new store name or know how to get the new name on this review site.

She just amazes me. She's good at legally robbing people. yikes.

Followup:After I mentioned "small claims court", I suddenly received an email with a scanned receipt attached, listing my saddle under my account code, the very low amount it "sold" for, and a partially blacked out name, to "protect the privacy of the buyer." The date was blurred, so I couldn't read it. Interesting that there was no mention of "layaway" or trial or anything on it.
I also found it interesting that I rec'd a receipt only after I mentioned "court." I have a strong feeling that the receipt was created after the fact; I also have a strong feeling that the saddle sold for much much more. Without written proof, however, I can't go to small claims court.
These gals know just exactly how much they can get away with. It's sad, really. I can't imagine how many people are getting ripped off.
.

The store has a lot of inventory with what appear to be decent prices and I'm sure it's great for the shopper.

But since it's a consignment store, there is the other side of their business to look at -- this is where they are very good at basically, ripping you off if you leave something on consignment.

I left my saddle with them over a year ago. Their pseudo contract that they emailed says that I am the one who has to check back at the first of each month to see if it sold. If I don't, I guess they keep all the money. That set off a small red alert in my mind, but they seemed nice and their store was filled with inventory.

So I would call monthly and most of the time the person who answered couldn't work the computer to tell if it had sold. When I did get to the right person (who never ever returned calls) told me it wasn't sold.

When the six months was up I said I was going to pick up my saddle -- the contract was up. I showed up to get it, I was told it was out on trial. The trial lasted a couple months. I kept calling. They still would not call back and only that one person seems to be able to work the computer to look up my account. Another red alert triggered in my mind: trials for saddles that I've tested were always a 24 or 48 hour period. I was told it was a trainer with a student who were trying it out.

Finally I was told my saddle sold. I said great, I'll come get my money. Oh no, it was on lay-away for a month. OK, I thought. fine. I wanted to believe them and give them the benefit of the doubt. LOL.

So I called the next month and was told the lay-away had been extended. And so on.

After 4 months I said I didn't want to go through with the sale and they could refund the buyers money and just give me back my saddle. They said they couldn't do that because I had to wait another month so they could do inventory.

All they are doing is evading the issue and show no signs of good faith or apology about how long it is taking to collect for the saddle. I haven't seen the saddle as it was removed from the floor; I don't even know where it is. All they say is "it's in layaway."

Personally I think they sold my customized Albion saddle for the $1500 and instead of giving me the 75% due, are keeping the entire amount. After all, I suppose they have to pay rent on their store......

I am now preparing to take them to small claims court.

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I have been a customer here for well over 10 years, I have sold thousands of dollars worth of merchandise through Samantha, at The Stable Snob, and have purchased about as much! I always find a great deal on everything I need for my show and trail horses!

A fabulous find if you are looking to be able to show and own horses in a more affordable way!

Also a great way to sell your old stuff!!!

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I have been a customer here for well over 10 years, I have sold thousands of dollars worth of merchandise through Samantha, at The Stable Snob, and have purchased about as much! I always find a great deal on everything I need for my show and trail horses!

A fabulous find if you are looking to be able to show and own horses in a more affordable way!

Also a great way to sell your old stuff!!!

Pros: Super deals, nice staff, very knowledgable

Cons: products dont stay in stock for a long time

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I consigned a great saddle in 2004 that sold for over $1000 in 2005! We moved out of state and they wouldn't send me the check unless I sent them a self-addressed envelope (they had my address but wouldn't pay for the stamp!). They claim that they never received the envelope and instead of good customer service and giving me a call before the redemption window ran out, they waited and hoped that I wouldn't want my $800 they owed me! I ended up in the hospital for pregnancy issues and while the owner said she understood, they had already spent them money they owed me, even though it was only day outside of the window time, and they'd pay me back eventually even if it was $100 per month. Well, here it is 4 years later and I haven't seen a dime.

Maybe that means they really aren't a solvent business and I really hope karma catches up with them.

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I consigned a great saddle in 2004 that sold for over $1000 in 2005! We moved out of state and they wouldn't send me the check unless I sent them a self-addressed envelope (they had my address but wouldn't pay for the stamp!). They claim that they never received the envelope and instead of good customer service and giving me a call before the redemption window ran out, they waited and hoped that I wouldn't want my $800 they owed me! I ended up in the hospital for pregnancy issues and while the owner said she understood, they had already spent them money they owed me, even though it was only day outside of the window time, and they'd pay me back eventually even if it was $100 per month. Well, here it is 4 years later and I haven't seen a dime.

Maybe that means they really aren't a solvent business and I really hope karma catches up with them.

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I like going here for supplies, but since it is a consignment shop, the things they offer change often. I try to go in once a week or so to see what deals they have had come in. The prices are reasonable, and the only resell stuff that is still in good condition.

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★★★☆☆

I like going here for supplies, but since it is a consignment shop, the things they offer change often. I try to go in once a week or so to see what deals they have had come in. The prices are reasonable, and the only resell stuff that is still in good condition.

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This is a consignment shop, so the supply is always changing, it is worth frequent visits to find treasures. The staff is very helpful and the prices are very reasonable.

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This is a consignment shop, so the supply is always changing, it is worth frequent visits to find treasures. The staff is very helpful and the prices are very reasonable.

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Right at the intersection of Sunland and Wheatland, this little consignment store has a surprisingly good selection of equestrian tack and supplies at the right prices. Service is friendly and helpful, and I'd recommend taking a look!

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Right at the intersection of Sunland and Wheatland, this little consignment store has a surprisingly good selection of equestrian tack and supplies at the right prices. Service is friendly and helpful, and I'd recommend taking a look!

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