I've got no idea. What would be a fair price for half bobcat coming out of wall, stepping on a wall-mounted rock?
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Or just wanting to know what it would cost to get one mounted? I would charge about $250.00. If I supplied the cat I would charge about $400.00.
The customer supplied the kitty. $250 is about what I thought. Is about $300-$350 fair for a full body cat (with some rock or other basic scenery)?
I've concentrated on my skills for the past few years, and now I'm getting ready get serious about the business aspect. I've never had some of these mammals mounted for myself, so I really don't know what to charge, and I feel strange about calling up the locals to ask them. I don't want to undercut anybody.
I am not sure where you are located. I am in NY and charge $575.00 for a Bobcat and I give a nice finished base or small rock. It is extra to have the mouth open. I feel that this is a reasonable price for a life-sized Bobcat, $350.00 seems way to low.
Kristy, I charge 300.00 closed mouth 350.00 open everybody else in my area charge 250.00-closed 300.00 open thats in KY with habitat.
625.00 life-size 500.00 1\2 life-size, basic base (rock, minor habitat leaves sticks dirt, things that are readily available) extra habitat work and open mouth is extra. I guess it depends allot on what part of the country your in. Just make sure you charge for your work, and don't let the others in your area set your prices, it seems all too often this is what happens and it becomes a price war. But charge right and you can do less work and still make as much or even more than others in your area. If you can give a good quality commercial mount that is fully preserved and done professionally you should be able to get the money.
It depends on your overheads and spead of work $350 wont do,if it takes you 2.5 days, to do the job. But wauld be ok if it tock you .5 or 1 day to do it that said you will get farster as you go.P.S I live in Australia ,so no bob cats here but if I am going to do a fox full body mount, I will start at $400. Foxs are vermin here and the skins are worth $5.00 to $12.00 dollars at most
Thanks so much for the info and honesty... sounds like I'm not charging enough. I'm starting to figure out overhead prices and nail down an average time of how long I take to do certain things (even though it's not my goal to be fast). Your insight to going rates helps a lot too.
I want to be fair, yet charge enough to keep me from getting burned out, as so many taxidermists do.