I've followed the "pricing posts" for years also. They are interesting. I'm supprised Ken hasn't started a pricing Catagory, right along with gameheads and fish. McKenzie has us by the bals? I think they know we will pay their prices because of one stop shopping. I know I have been placing an order and was going to use someone else but they didn't have an item i needed so I ordered from McK. just because they had it. I didn't want to pay shipping twice. Anyone remember the old days when you could postdate a check? Ever been so poor you had to do it? I have. Isn't that what McK. does when they let you pay with ck by phone? Money won't come out of your account for 9 days. I think they know most beginners are dumb and chg according to the guy down the road. I'll cut his price and I can order even though I have no money, get my deer out and then run and put money in the bank. Why else would they do it? I watch people, even in other bussinesses. Most have an angle. I'm convinced, if you open a processing buss, you can get all the deer heads you can handle, even if your work sucks. We have 2 around here who do great com. woek, but inherated land on the main hwy. They put up a sign, been going strong 30 years, even though they are zoned residential. I'm res. and county said I can't have a sign, or use an outdoor building. Both these guys have shops, not adjoined to their house. We have one who 's father set him up. TV advertising, cooler, billboards on interstate ,whole 9 yards, before internet. Several spinoffs from him. If you put a guy mounting your ducks, he gets the name of all your hunters, because of the fed. law requiring you to keep tag on the bird. On a deer or fish, the tag only has a number. We got one who has health issues, so 2 coolers run by women load him up. First year in buss, all he can do. Biggest mistake i made was getting on social media. I wasn't socialble enough. "Who does the best job on deer? All the friends jump in and say Fred, Ralph, Paul, it's a joke. Some of the sorriest ones who were slaming them together were getting recomendations from "friends". I'm actually thinking of lowering my price, becomming a powder monkey, and start slaming them together myself. I tan my own capes in house, I care about quality, my clientele list is grownig, but not like I want. I can dry preserve, point the ears up like a doberman pincer, stretch the neck 4 inches bigger to make it look huge, I should do well. Providing I get that little roller that you use to make the nose look like a rasberry, use lots of bushes, and put 3 gigantic wrinkles on the side, even though the deer only has his head turned slightly to the side.