I got a question. I know that I have lost and my main competitor/friend has lost business to cheaper priced taxidermists in the area. We were talking about it this morning and we both agreed we were happy to be rid of them. Honestly, you cannot build a business on dumpster divers. We both have a solid clientelle who likes and appreciates our services so the fact that a few leave is never a problem as we generally keep growing a more solid clientelle. Now here is the question I pose to those whom defend their $250-$300 mounts......what are you going to do when the foundation starts cracking??? What I mean by that is you got into this business and got clients by being the cheaper choice and not by trying to be one of the better choices. There is somebody waiting in the wings to "under cut" you the same way you did starting out. You have built your business on cheapness so your clientelle is not looking at quality, they are looking at savings. So lets say you charge $250 for a shoulder mount and another taxidermist opens a shop 5 miles away and runs ad's saying he will do it for $225, 10% cheaper and a bunch of your business moves his way.....what do you do??? You have already built a reputation and clientelle who cannot and will not absorb a price hike so raising prices is out of the question to compensate for lost income.....so do you lower prices in order to compete and keep clients happy and lose more money??? Im not being a smart ass in asking this, it is an honest question. Big wayne and myself were pondering it.....seriously, how do you guys do it??? I see guys here at $250 offering a $50 discount on first deer kills and so on.....it just seems there is no end to the undercutting and they are not hurting established businesses, they just seem to keep undercutting the undercutter until they are both in the hole too deep to dig out. What gives and can somebody explain to how this scenario ever helps a business out??? Seems to me the foundation would crumble due to cheap labor if you will excuse the expression.