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Anyone else get this catalog?????????????

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Mason, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    Apples to apples eh? Oh wait, now they all look the same? Just like taxidermy, thats what the customer thinks. Oh wait, then theres a difference? Oh wait, you could just spend an hour making them look better. And because joe blow can buy your parts at the same price as you, that means you need to either buy cheap stuff, or ask lower prices? Thats some business plan! Hahaha, no matter how you argue this, it aint apples to apples, and its the same thing the customer is doing to you...if you let em, that is... ;)
  2. Mason

    Mason Active Member

    I agree with you also on this Bill,
    Wonder why they did not list some information in their catalog.
    Not sure where I stand anymore on the quality issue. I have viewed more websites lately, that the critters in the galleries look like ALIENS or something. These folks are covered up in work. Even the higher priced companies. I am at a loss anymore? Wondering if time spent on a better piece is even worth it anymore :-\

  3. *

    * Liberalism IS A MENTAL ILLNESS !

    No But I do wish McKenzie would take NOTICE and give better discounts to HIGHER VOLUME SHOPS than they do.
    SHOOT ME but they should have a sliding scale of discounts.
    Those 1 to 20 K customer % discount
    25K to 50K customer More % discount
    Then me over 50K a year % discount
  4. Bill with your logic, I guess taking advantage of Research Manikins resent sale to promote Lancaster and Epply whitetail manikins was wrong? Two for Fifty dollars.
  5. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    It's a Dan Rinehart company and his name is not in the catalogue because he is trying to get those who refuse to order from him because of business or personal reasons to do so unknowingly.
  6. Mason

    Mason Active Member

    Pretty crappy way to carry yourself professionally I think.
  7. R.J. Meyer II

    R.J. Meyer II Member

    Dennis, right there with you.
  8. Duckslayr

    Duckslayr Active Member

    It's smart business to control expenses where possible and practical, but for me, forms are not one of those areas. I choose forms based on the least amount of alterations required to get a quality mount. I NEVER even look at the manikin price. Whatever price savings there is to be had with another form would be swallowed up in labor cost to make it work. I'm not going to put out an inferior quality mount to save $20 on my form.

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  9. Junk forms, spend the money on good ones and raise your prices where they should be to make money and not have to look for a 39.97 form!
  10. Jackson1814

    Jackson1814 Active Member

    I'm with Jared. I'm not gonna buy something I'm gonna have to alter the ch*t out of to make it work. I'll spend the extra money. But if a $40 form works for you and you get a good customer response, why would you spend the extra money, unless shipping eats you up. And, how you gonna know if you don't try one? I was leery in the first place because of the lack of information about the forms, sculptor and/or who mounted them and I've never heard of "Wholesale Taxidermy Warehouse".
  11. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    They already do with a 12% discount on orders over 1K.
  12. *

    * Liberalism IS A MENTAL ILLNESS !

    You and everyone else if that makes you happy then good Not me.

    My clients that spend over 10k or 20k even 30K get better prices and anyone off the street..
  13. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    How much of a discount would satisfy you?
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    * Liberalism IS A MENTAL ILLNESS !

    I know McKenzies mark up on product ;D....Any studio ordering yearly sales of over 35K 20% , Over 50K 25%
    Look at Mck's growth they aren't making that progress on a little % markup.. ;D
  15. I'm not a big named taxi guy and do taxi as a hobby and for pleasure and make some extra cash by doing so! I as well received the catalog and to be quite honest I like the forms and the rut look to them! Who cares who they are made by its the end results that counts in my book! The chance for me to cut down on supply costs and to have some extra money in my pocket why not?? I just placed an order and will post pics and let you guys & gals know how they are and how user friendly they are.
  16. Mason

    Mason Active Member

    I just would NOT be comfortable sharing my credit card numbers with an unknown vendor
  17. Brian W

    Brian W Well-Known Member

    Geez Bill....take it easy on Becky there....if she wants to see if it works for her and it helps get her back into the game, go for it.....Becky's been through a lot and it has taken a lot just to get to the cross-roads she's at.....in time, she will find if it's an apple or an orange........I'm sure her budget is dictating a lot of her reintroduction into the game........Maybe she has to eat some of the labor to make it work until she gets rich and famous like you man...... ;D

    That said, I can only personally comment on fish forms, and repro blanks. I carve my forms now BUT when I was buying forms, I would much rather pay more for a form that required less alterations. No argument there. I would also pay more for a decent blank that would eliminate seam grinding, scale reproducing, altering fin seating, rebuilding mistakes, etc. and had the anatomical features I'm looking for. So, for me, it's either mold and cast for myself or buy a quality blank that saves me time and compliments the paint I throw on it. I can put a killer paint job on a crappy blank and its still gonna be a crappy fish. JMO.
  18. Becky P

    Becky P One must believe the glass is half full.

    Thanks Brian, LOL.

    Hey, I was just saying IF they are the same, then why pay more, that's all. The forms are too big for most of what I get in anyway so it's not likely I'd be trying them. I know there were no bobcat forms in there but I've paid plenty for them and had to rework them so that they resembled a bobcat, now that ticks me off.

    BTW, what's happened with Rinehart that I missed??? Or do I dare even ask?
  19. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

    Even the quality with McKenzie's new line of forms are already out of wack and uneven. And your paying top dollar. There are plenty of sculptor's out there and every form is a little different for a whitetail in one way or another.
  20. gunner62

    gunner62 Gunners Buckhorn Taxidermy

    I too received it today my first thought was that now the $300.00 hacks can lower they're price, LOL