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Author Topic: Taxidermist-breach of contract?  (Read 3826 times)

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Re: Taxidermist-breach of contract?
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2019, 06:51:29 PM »
Probably same one that has my deer now for 2 years.
Yes. Agreed no communication.  I did call him. He has had some personal issues come up. I'm not gonna pry.  It will be finished eventually and will be great as per his reputation.

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Re: Taxidermist-breach of contract?
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2019, 06:56:41 PM »
Yea great artists can be slow or slower. Buddy got an elk back after 2 1/2 years but its a show stopper amazing piece of work.  Lotta taxiís that do decent work in less than 9 mo. 

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Re: Taxidermist-breach of contract?
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2019, 07:03:25 PM »
Is he the soul person doing all the work or are there employees? Hire more qualified people if need be. :twocents: Seems like 2 years is a long time to do a mount.

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Re: Taxidermist-breach of contract?
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2019, 07:16:57 PM »
I canít speak for the OP but I think a lot are missing the point. I wouldnít care how long the work would take if itís the best, but donít tell me itís going to take 1 year and then it takes 3 thatís poor business.

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Re: Taxidermist-breach of contract?
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2019, 07:20:20 PM »
Who is the taxidermist?

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Re: Taxidermist-breach of contract?
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2019, 07:50:48 PM »
If he does such great work he just needs to be honest. "It'll take 2-3 years to get it back to you." If he's up front and people are willing to wait, great! But it sounds shady to claim 12-16 months knowing it'll take double that and still taking customer's $$$.

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Re: Taxidermist-breach of contract?
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2019, 07:57:58 PM »
One thing that makes it a little easier, at least for me is to keep my antlers to enjoy while waiting in line makes a huge difference. I know not all species have antlers but if they do then itís not that big of a deal when you can admire your trophy while waiting.

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Re: Taxidermist-breach of contract?
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2019, 08:09:32 PM »
It sure sounds like my Taxidermist must not be the norm. He tells me right from the beginning he will cost a little bit more and take a little bit longer than everyone else. But he does a great job and he does not ask for a penny from me upfront. I donít pay anything until itís picked up. I love that he actually has control of his business and heís not using my money to pay for supplies on the project he is currently doing like it seems like some of these guys are. Heís not calling me every week with an update on what he got done. But if Iím wondering how things are going and if he has any closer timeline I can always shoot him a text or call him and heíll get right back to me. I definitely would not be dealing with anybody who has a communication problem. People who canít communicate piss me off!

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Re: Taxidermist-breach of contract?
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2019, 05:39:43 AM »
I don't care if they are the best taxidermist in the world. If they give you a time frame stick to it. If something comes up communicate that to the customer. Delays happen but more than a few months is out of line. If they are promising 12-16 months and it takes 2 to 3 years its not the tanners fault it the taxis fault. They need to quit taking work in until they get caught up! I am surprised how many people on here are ok with a taxis dishonesty because he does great work!


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Re: Taxidermist-breach of contract?
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2019, 06:29:33 AM »
My family and I have several animals with a taxidermist we found on here that I'm thinking is probably the same guy. One blacktail from 2015, and a couple more animals from 2016 for me alone that I'm still waiting on. He had done a number of animals for us in the past and done great work. He was always upfront about it taking some time, and I was okay with that given his quality of work. Going on 4 years now was getting a little excessive so I gave a few phone calls and a voicemail for an update and haven't heard anything back.  Thankfully I held onto the antlers, but it would be nice to at least get the finished capes back for my deposits if he isn't able to complete the mounts for whatever reason.

All that said, if he is having some personal problems I feel for him. He was always a great guy to us. I know he does a lot of hunting himself and is involved with another company too that probably takes some of his time away, so maybe that is the reasoning behind the lack of communication. Doesn't make it right, but might be the reasoning.

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Re: Taxidermist-breach of contract?
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2019, 06:38:43 AM »
Would you PM me which taxi your talking about please, I've always supported a certain taxi on here and I hope it's not him.  I paid for a bear skull over 2.5 years ago to get euro'd, nothing yet.  I've called but keep getting, oh we are getting on it.  It sucks because I have really respected the guy and his word for years, not sure what is going on. 
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Re: Taxidermist-breach of contract?
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2019, 08:27:20 AM »
When he's as far behind as he is, and has all his customers' money that they paid up front, what he should be doing is skipping hunting season himself. It's not right that he has the time and money to go on out of state hunting trips every year while customers are deprived of the mounts that they were promised. I'm just glad I'm not waiting on anything from him. But I feel bad for those who do. You would also think his bad reputation that he is now earning due to unkept promises and lack of communication would rub off on the new company he's working for.  :dunno:


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Re: Taxidermist-breach of contract?
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2019, 08:48:10 AM »
Here's the thing about keeping your word and having integrity. Sometimes, you overestimate your capabilities and over-promise on results, regardless if it's because you suck at estimating your workload or because of unforeseen circumstances which arose. We've all been there. The difference between not keeping your word while still maintaining your integrity is admitting you're behind and you've missed your estimate, and re-commit to your customer a new dateline and give them the opportunity to get their stuff back. We've had several instances of this here with several taxis. I'm not sure why it's so hard for these people to admit they screwed up and communicate with their customers about it, but it seems common. If I did this to my customers, I wouldn't have a job.  :dunno:
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Re: Taxidermist-breach of contract?
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2019, 08:49:03 AM »
What town is he in? Without mentioning names maybe that would narrow it down.

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Re: Taxidermist-breach of contract?
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2019, 08:55:00 AM »
Agree, also, NO excuse for not communicating !!   
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