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SOLD the Horse Trailer

February 12th, 2014 at 10:09 am

Well that was fast! Big Grin

It's the kind of thing where you don't know if it will sell in a week or take months. This type of trailer, in good condition like ours, is in pretty high demand, so I had a positive feeling about it selling eventually. When I posted it I was thinking, "I hope the right person will see this right away."
Turns out that's what happened. Smile

The buyer offered $4400 cash, which I accepted.

The ranch owner, B, took care of the transaction for us since we live 3+ hours away.
She set up the time to meet the buyer.
She also had to cart air to where the trailer was parked in order to fill the tires enough to tow it out. Turns out one of the tires had a leak, so B's husband changed the tire using the spare on the trailer.

B also checked all the cash bills with her counterfeit marking pen and wrote a very detailed bill of sale.
(I told her I picked the right person for the job - she was more thorough than I would have been. Smile )

I had told B previously that we would give her $100 for her help selling the trailer. Given the extra effort B and her hubby had to put in (changing the tire especially!) my DH feels we should pay them a little more and I don't disagree. She is thrilled with getting *just* the $100.

Would you pay any extra? What do you think is fair?

7 Responses to “SOLD the Horse Trailer”

  1. creditcardfree Says:


    If she knew ahead of time she was getting paid the $100, I'm sure she felt everything she did was part of that $100. I probably would stick with that. The $100 is 2.3% of the price the buyer paid. Bump it up to 2.5% that would be $110, or go to 2.8% and pay $125.

  2. monkeymama Says:

    I'd probably give her $200. She went over and beyond, and you'd be happy with $3900 (net). So, you still come out ahead a few hundred dollars.

    Or maybe $100 is fine because you expected it to be more hassle? More potential buyers? $125 shows extra appreciation.

    {I am not known to be a financially generous person, but I am when someone makes my life easy. Big Grin }.

  3. OldAndInTheWay Says:

    I vote $150. Of course its not my money so its easy for me to say that Smile

  4. Mary Ann Says:

    I think I would give her a little bonus too. Sounds like she deserves it.

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Congrats! I think I'd probably go with a little extra as well - somewhere around $150 - 175 (total.)

  6. PNW Mom Says:

    Congratulations! I too would probably give a little extra Smile

  7. TashaC. Says:

    If you want something extra, I say $125. Or just give her $100 and tell her you owe her one. I've had friends help me and I tell them I owe them one. I try to go above and beyond when they need help from me because they helped me in the past.

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