For the first year since I started my taxidermy business, my work load was down this fall. I live in Michigan where the economy has been in a recession for five years and has gotten real bad in the last six months. I got a lot of calls this year from people looking for bargain pricing, and I never get that business. There are a lot of very cheap taxidermists in this area that are priced way lower than I am. I'm kicking around the idea of offering two tiers of pricing (and corresponding quality) for my deer heads: One would be what I currently offer, which is very high quality commercial work with a good turn around time. I'm thinking about also offering a bargain choice, which will be priced way less than my current head mount price. Those would not be tanned (DPed instead), use ear liners (Bondo instead), or feature the tedious attention to detail that makes for a quality mount but also adds to the time and overhead on a mount. They would be limited to one or two poses that use the cheapest forms, eyes and other components I can find. Even if nobody takes the bargain alternative, it might make for a good sales pitch to explain why my standard mounts cost more than some other low priced taxidermists in the area. Anybody else do this?