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Charging for skin prep ?

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by fishhead990, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. fishhead990

    fishhead990 Grinning about the 16 lb steelhead you can't see!

    I have a question for all you business gurus out there. It has been some time since I have been in a position where I was just doing tanned skin prep and don't know what to charge. Since it has been a while since I picked up a skife knife and scalpel to do prep work charging by the hour might not work out in everybody's favor. So here's the question. What percentage or dollar amount would you be willing to pay for a very well prepped skin, everything thinned, holes sewed and all seams trimmed?
    A few examples;
    LS warthog
    LS leopard
    LS greater kudu
    SM giraffe
    SM deer
    SM antelope
    SM elk
    Thanks for any helpful input

  2. slee

    slee New Member

    I don't think any one can tell you what you should charge... It all depends on what your time is worth to you? Do you want to work for $10/h or $30? Why do it if your short changing yourself?

  3. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    for skinning, fleshing or preping you should just charge by the hour....
  4. spy7575

    spy7575 New Member

    my tannery charges $100 for a ready to mount wt.shoulder.
  5. Todd B

    Todd B Active Member

    Micro tan I believe charges about $80 for skin prep and tanning.

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