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Business Delima (opinions Please)

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by dmac1175, May 28, 2021.

  1. Mudbat

    Mudbat Well-Known Member

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    How do you know what kind of shape they are in? Aren’t the frozen and wrapped?
     
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  2. 15pt

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    You missed my point completely! My point was replacing a cape in this scenario is no big deal because it wasn't something they killed in the first place.
     
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  3. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    If for one they tell me it’s a rd kill or 2 I tell them when I thaw this out if there are any issues I will let you know . If it’s in bad shape you can come back and get or I’ll throw away and send your deposit back to ya . But I’m not wasting my time to put lipstick on a pig . You take away from your profit by trying to fix something unfixable . I won’t do it .
     
  4. 15pt

    15pt Well-Known Member

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    Exactly
     
  5. 15pt

    15pt Well-Known Member

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    Most of the time roadkill is in better shape than shot!
     
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  6. 3bears

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    I wouldn't say common, as it is illegal with migratory birds and in some locals with upland as well. Does it happen? I'm sure it does but, it isn't the norm.
     
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  7. Mudbat

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    A lot of species can be bought pen raised. Specially mallards, pheasant, bobs, and chukar
     
  8. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    I knew an old fish taxidermist who had dozens of unfinished bass of all sizes mounted and hanging in his loft. He had the fastest turn-around time in the area...hint, hint!!! As for the birds, a "bird transplant" sometimes occurs when a flying pose is shot to crap, and a standing pose has perfect wings. You play this game long enough, you get smart, go broke, or stay continuously frustrated!
     
  9. Richard C

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    I knew that fish guy also ! He was a very good businessman!
     
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  10. dmac1175

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    Ok so I had several days to decide if I wanted to take him up on his offer which was he would give me $300 instead of the $500 owed and he would be happy.
    Instead of giving him back his $300 deposit and waste more time trying to find a buyer of the replacement bobcat which who knows how long it would take to find somoene wanting to spend $800 on a cat they didn't kill I decided it wasn't worth wasting anymore time on it just for $200. Especially since it was my fault in the first place. So I finished the cat and called him and asked if he wanted to come pick it up. He was happy with the mount and the discount so its behind me now hopefully. I did not feel obligated to give him the $300 deposit back plus mount him another cat for free. If some of you think I should have done that more power to ya. I offered to return hi s deposit plus apologized several times. Or if he liked the replacement cat I would mount it for him and he could pay the $500 balance and pick it up. Those were my offers and he counter offered with paying $300 and he would be happy so thats what I did.
    Thanks for all the opinions.
     
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  11. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    And you got more advice here than you bargained for, LOL!
     
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  12. Rogerst

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    Lots of good advice here. Eat the $200 and refuse work from him in the future
     
  13. Dennis Duffy

    Dennis Duffy Well-Known Member

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    I agree, honesty is the best policy....and of course you don't have to tell them about every nick but when a whole hide needs replaced that a big deal.
     
  14. Dennis Duffy

    Dennis Duffy Well-Known Member

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  15. Personally I think you did the best you could. I would put him on the do not work list, but at least he will not be spreading bad stuff about you either. Thanks for sharing as I try to learn from other peoples experiences.
     
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  16. livbucks

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    I think you made the wise decision. The loss wasnt from some chemical failure or loss in shipping. It was because you left it out. It was your fault and you are an honest person and now you did the right thing. You will sleep well at night.
     
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  17. Clovis Point

    Clovis Point Active Member

    I agree 100% with Joey... you don’t need to know everything that went into the sausage, just enjoy the gumbo. Give people what they want and what they payed for, tell people what they want to hear and do what you want, and all’s well that ends well.
     
  18. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    But what if the cook was Jeffery Dahmer??? lol. 13 Point parallels my thoughts exactly. The time to bail was when he started cussing at you. But, you did the best you could do in the end...
     
  19. Mudbat

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    If seasoned right I’m sure it would be just fine!
     
  20. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Definitely does not taste like chicken.