Yep, I try to look at the what the market is doing and what realistic value my furs are. Then I try to come up with a bottom line price I'll take. If he come in under that, I grab my fur an walk. He always has the option to up the price and I still have the option to refuse. Even with covid, there's a good number of buyers out there.Anyone try calling Roger? I can kinda see why he may be reluctant to post prices. As soon as he does, I'm sure someone will say that he's ripping people off or that they heard buyer X is paying way better, etc.
For those of you who don't know how this works, I'll lay it out for ya: The buyer tries to buy for as little as possible, while the seller tries to sell for as much as possible. At some point, they come up with a price that is agreeable to both parties and a bargain is struck. Or not.
Whenever I sell fur, I have a pretty good idea of what my fur is worth before I sell. I call the buyer and say, for instance, "I have x number of good winter rats. What's prices looking like?" Then I decide whether to sell to that buyer or not. I've actually had buyers call me back and ask if I had sold because they had decided that they could do better than the originally quoted price. I also had buyers ask me to size grade my fur and call them back with sizes and numbers. They then quoted me a price for the lot.
My point is, most buyers will work with you. They want to buy your fur. I have been disappointed in the price that I sold my fur for a couple times, but I have never been forced to sell.
Well at least I know who to never sell to or recommend. How awful that he asked for a general idea on price. The nerve. Huge difference between that and a call and the fact he did it out of the public veiw...wowow. the audacity. And I bet you know what the average was of the 1000 rats you have bought this week was. But that would be so bad to say..anyone selling knows they may not get that or may get more. But a starting idea. So hard.Earlier in the season, I did post on my thread rat and fur routes, that I was paying $1-$5. I also stated that I would not post prices on the internet. Phone calls a must. I haven't seen a buyer issue price lists for years. I was a kid. I'm the only buyer on here that even posts. Several days ago, I get an email from pigeon with a list of rat sizes that he wants me to fill the spaces in. I politely reply, as a reminder, that I do not type $$ on the computer, which I'm certain that he already knew. I also reiterated the fact that discussion fur $$$ on this forum spark anger. I politely acknowledge that he is free to do as he wishes. MOMENTS later, he's on the forum in a rage, creating angry issues over fur $$ and my unwillingness to post. THATS MY F"N BUSINESS PERIOD. When I posted $$ on recent sales at FHA, I was trying to relay recent events as to rat $$$. FHA, the now defunct NAFA, SAGA, Kopenhagen Fur Sales are transparent businesses where information is openly shared on sales results. Anyone that is interested has free access. Me quoting the recent sales is acceptable, because it is PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE. You can phone today and get the same info. What I do here is PRIVATE business. Groenewold, Wiebke, Zanders, Roger Ruginis, we have no obligation to offer any information as to what we buy sell or trade. Why someone would go into a fit and rage is a mystery. And of course Seldom jumps in with the vehement anti fur buyer rant. I just can't understand the anger. Get over it. Sell elsewhere. I don't want your ****. I've physically, and verbally thrown people out of here. Some end up coming back. I can't honestly remember a situation where I have bought fur and the customer wasn't happy with it. Might not be what they had hoped for, but it was always on a cordial departure. I won't take the fur, nor will I write a check if someone feels cheated. It's also been years since I have not bought the fur I'm looking at. There have been NO no sales. While all this has been going on the past few days, I've bought another 1000 rats. I expect to buy 1000-2000 rats in Dorr on the 30th, and again, if you're not happy I don't want the goods. If you're an angry person, PLEASE do not contact me. I do not want your fur. For those who fell obligated on running me dowm, I don't care. You're not important to me . You are insignificant. Get back on your high blood pressure med, or have a drink, or smoke a fatty. Whatevers your bag.
Has nothing to do with anger Roger or personal dislike, it has to do with a vast multitude of experiences dealing with fur buyers making for an indelible impression of gross lack of trust!And of course Seldom jumps in with the vehement anti fur buyer rant. I just can't understand the anger. Get over it. Sell elsewhere. I don't want your ****
As a fur buyer i can actually say i liked most of my customers,never took a survey to see if the feeling was mutual,but i will add that a few always managed to slip a rotten frozen rat or shot gunned coon into their carcass collections,Of course none of them ever offered an apology or monetary restitution.There were some that i chose not to buy from as i also had an indelible impression that ironically also created a Gross lack of trust.Has nothing to do with anger Roger or personal dislike, it has to do with a vast multitude of experiences dealing with fur buyers making for an indelible impression of gross lack of trust!
Absolutely true! Another reason why I have always been a loner trapper so that my reputation was my own! I try to protect my reputation because it's like a shadow. It can precede you or it can follow behind you but it's always there for someone to see and judge.As a fur buyer i can actually say i liked most of my customers,never took a survey to see if the feeling was mutual,but i will add that a few always managed to slip a rotten frozen rat or shot gunned coon into their carcass collections,Of course none of them ever offered an apology or monetary restitution.There were some that i chose not to buy from as i also had an indelible impression that ironically also created a Gross lack of trust
Still a damn good avg. on rats. Well doneSold again on thursday had [email protected] $6 and [email protected] $5 also a handful @$3.50 total of 122 rats. Its amazing the way ppl get about cheap rats. I have nothing against any buyer. We should be thankful that anyone is still willing to buy period at this point! Also sold 9 coon put up for a total of $27 and they were 3x coons! If your in this game to make money good luck..... The only thing we should be concerned with right now is that the buyer makes a buck and stays in afloat. Without them we're all screwed. I have sold plenty of fur to roger over the yrs and he has been as fair and never left unhappy.