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Offline daydreamn

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Price?
« on: July 21, 2017, 09:34:11 PM »
Completed this for a coworker including the base. Just wondering if some of you full time guys could tell me what I should of charged. What should a customer expect to pay for a mount like this? I only do a little taxidermy in my spare time and don't think I am up to date with much of what's happening in the industry.

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Re: Price?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 10:06:40 PM »
$2000-2500 your work is quality.  :tup:
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Re: Price?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 10:45:28 PM »
That is some nice work and youre a part-timer? :yike:
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Re: Price?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 10:58:27 PM »
Stand and scenery is probably close to $800 and the mount another $600-800.  I would say on the low end $1500 and high end $2000 depending on how you tanned the hide, stiched it and components for eyes / nose / etc.  Lots of variables....I have seen nice looking mounts go bad due to a bad tan or stich job. 

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Re: Price?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 11:02:16 PM »
Stand and scenery is probably close to $800 and the mount another $600-800.  I would say on the low end $1500 and high end $2000 depending on how you tanned the hide, stiched it and components for eyes / nose / etc.  Lots of variables....I have seen nice looking mounts go bad due to a bad tan or stich job.

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Re: Price?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2017, 04:00:20 PM »
daydreamn that mount is amazing! Let me know if you plan on doing a few more this year. I would love to have one done like that! Nice work. :tup:

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Re: Price?
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2017, 04:27:08 PM »
$250, I'll bring you one later this year.


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Re: Price?
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2017, 04:48:50 PM »
$250, I'll bring you one later this year.


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 :yeah:  I'm bringing you one too for $250.  But seriously, that looks great.  Don't know what the pedestals cost, but I spent $750 on a shoulder mount a couple years ago (probably overpaid) that doesn't look any better than that.

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Re: Price?
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2017, 06:14:33 PM »
Stand and scenery is probably close to $800 and the mount another $600-800.  I would say on the low end $1500 and high end $2000 depending on how you tanned the hide, stiched it and components for eyes / nose / etc.  Lots of variables....I have seen nice looking mounts go bad due to a bad tan or stich job.
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Re: Price?
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2017, 07:17:51 PM »
$250, I'll bring you one later this year.


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 :yeah:  I'm bringing you one too for $250.  But seriously, that looks great.  Don't know what the pedestals cost, but I spent $750 on a shoulder mount a couple years ago (probably overpaid) that doesn't look any better than that.

Yeah, looks beautiful from the pics.  I would agree on the $2k range, $700ish is a fair price for a standard shoulder mount.

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Re: Price?
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2017, 05:32:22 AM »
I guess this guy got a pretty good deal but that's ok, I'm not trying to get rich.  Thanks for your replies, just trying to get an idea of what I could or should be charging.  I have a lot of guys that want me to do work for them just don't have the time with a family and full time job.  I try to squeeze in as much as I can but don't ever seem to be able to catch up.

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Re: Price?
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2017, 01:13:31 PM »
What did you charge for it?

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Re: Price?
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2017, 02:24:37 PM »
What did you charge for it?
If you aren't a licensed taxi I suggest not answering that on a public forum.
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Price?
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2017, 06:25:32 AM »
What did you charge for it?
If you aren't a licensed taxi I suggest not answering that on a public forum.
LOL! No taxidermy license required where I live however the county still wants a piece of the pie.

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Re: Price?
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2017, 09:29:37 AM »
Nice Job!
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Re: Price?
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2017, 04:35:43 PM »
lets see some close-UPS of the face can't tell anything from ten feet back.it looks ok from there, as we all know even if peoples stuff looks like crap people still like it! So the cost of deer is based on time, material, overhead quality and experience, not all taxidermist quality is on same level. The base is nice, but basic. it is altogether better than a bunch of the stuff on here. There are a few other things that go along with pricing as well.so some of the other things you will factor in also is the cost of becoming a sponsor on here to display your work because even though your asking for opinions you are clearly advertising for work. A business license, A taxidermy license and who ever said you didn't, don't have a clue what they are talking about. good job on the deer and if you would truly like to chat to figure out what all else goes into a shops pricing give me a call we can help you out and you can factor all that in!  Also by the way you will never get rich off of taxidermy! just sayin. Good luck
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Re: Price?
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2017, 10:26:55 PM »
lets see some close-UPS of the face can't tell anything from ten feet back.it looks ok from there, as we all know even if peoples stuff looks like crap people still like it! So the cost of deer is based on time, material, overhead quality and experience, not all taxidermist quality is on same level. The base is nice, but basic. it is altogether better than a bunch of the stuff on here. There are a few other things that go along with pricing as well.so some of the other things you will factor in also is the cost of becoming a sponsor on here to display your work because even though your asking for opinions you are clearly advertising for work. A business license, A taxidermy license and who ever said you didn't, don't have a clue what they are talking about. good job on the deer and if you would truly like to chat to figure out what all else goes into a shops pricing give me a call we can help you out and you can factor all that in!  Also by the way you will never get rich off of taxidermy! just sayin. Good luck
2538753600  Sorry, no close ups, its gone home.  No, not every state requires a taxidermy license like Wa. does and no im not looking for any business. Like I said I only do a little taxidermy usually only about two or three mounts a year, and that's because I enjoy doing it. One thing I have learned about taxidermy and pricing is that if you do quality work than you can pretty much name your price that doesn't mean its right to gouge someone just because you might have a few ribbons hanging on the wall.  I probably average about forty hours in putting a mount together.  My time is too valuable to give it away, just looking for some honest opinions on what someone would expect to pay for a quality mount such as this.  Thanks Michael, I respect your input. Only have to look at your work to appreciate good taxidermy, keep it up!

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Re: Price?
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2017, 11:35:52 PM »
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Re: Price?
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2017, 04:56:06 PM »
What did you charge for it?
If you aren't a licensed taxi I suggest not answering that on a public forum.
LOL! No taxidermy license required where I live however the county still wants a piece of the pie.
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As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Price?
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2017, 11:12:22 PM »
Sorry didn't look up where you are just assumed since you where on a Washington forum that that's where you are. one thing that people should think of when they are talking about" gouging " because someone is good at what there doing so they can charge whatever they want is that they can. They have earned it. One thing I find funny is everyone at there jobs wants to get paid as much as they can but when it comes to a small business owner its refereed  to as gouging or he/she charges to much. Because that person realizes what its worth?  Lets be honest its not because someone is to expensive its because others are to cheap and don't see the value.
Nobody is holding a gun to peoples head to make them bring you things! if you want a Lamborghini your not going to get it shopping at  Kia dealerships or at a Kia price! just like taxidermy and taxidermist they are not all on the same level but there is always something for everyone!
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Re: Price?
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2017, 01:44:59 PM »
Sorry didn't look up where you are just assumed since you where on a Washington forum that that's where you are. one thing that people should think of when they are talking about" gouging " because someone is good at what there doing so they can charge whatever they want is that they can. They have earned it. One thing I find funny is everyone at there jobs wants to get paid as much as they can but when it comes to a small business owner its refereed  to as gouging or he/she charges to much. Because that person realizes what its worth?  Lets be honest its not because someone is to expensive its because others are to cheap and don't see the value.
Nobody is holding a gun to peoples head to make them bring you things! if you want a Lamborghini your not going to get it shopping at  Kia dealerships or at a Kia price! just like taxidermy and taxidermist they are not all on the same level but there is always something for everyone!
I agree with you.  But I have noticed that many taxidermists have stopped including prices on their websites.  Why make someone call to find out how much you charge?  Worried about losing business if your price is higher than average or? :dunno:

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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2017, 02:31:17 PM »
well we like to deal customers on a more personal level! if people are only concerned with what it costs we don't want them as a customer! We are doing 400-450 pieces a year, so no not worried about loosing work because my prices aren't on my site seems to have no affect on my work load. It also takes a lot of time to keep up with all of that on a site. We do have printed price list That we mail to people that are interested in what we do, not just price shopping. We have higher than average prices because we do way higher than average work! That was a great question! Thank you hope this helps
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Re: Price?
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2017, 02:43:26 PM »
Mikes  work can only really be appreciated seeing it in person.
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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2017, 02:57:23 PM »
We have higher than average prices because we do way higher than average work!
I know and I know.  You are working on a friends first buck right now, a very nice blacktail that I can't wait to see in person!

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Re: Price?
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2017, 11:30:48 PM »
That's a beautiful mount. For reference, I got this one done, with everything you see in the mount, and lighting underneath the ped. For $1400.
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Re: Price?
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2017, 08:15:35 AM »
well we like to deal customers on a more personal level! if people are only concerned with what it costs we don't want them as a customer! We are doing 400-450 pieces a year, so no not worried about loosing work because my prices aren't on my site seems to have no affect on my work load. It also takes a lot of time to keep up with all of that on a site. We do have printed price list That we mail to people that are interested in what we do, not just price shopping. We have higher than average prices because we do way higher than average work! That was a great question! Thank you hope this helps

You hit the nail on the head with the personal connection. I've only worked with two taxidermists and both did great work as well as spent a lot of time walking me through what to do in certain situations to take care of the animal and get what I want from it. To me great work and shared knowledge means a lot and adds value.



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Re: Price?
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2017, 09:16:21 PM »
well we like to deal customers on a more personal level! if people are only concerned with what it costs we don't want them as a customer! We are doing 400-450 pieces a year, so no not worried about loosing work because my prices aren't on my site seems to have no affect on my work load. It also takes a lot of time to keep up with all of that on a site. We do have printed price list That we mail to people that are interested in what we do, not just price shopping. We have higher than average prices because we do way higher than average work! That was a great question! Thank you hope this helps

I'm sorry, but I laughed out loud when I read this...considering the fact that I was more than willing to pay whatever your price was but when I asked for a reference picture (or even the name of someone who had prior mount) you told me you "just didn't want to deal with it."

That doesn't sound to me like someone who wants to deal with people on a "personal level."

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« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2017, 08:20:00 AM »
Wow! That looks like really nice work!!
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

 

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