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Mckenzie Catalog

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by AFTHUNT, Oct 28, 2022.


    AFTHUNT Well-Known Member

    I got my new catalog (not happy) don't know if it is just mine or they took it off (NO COLOR TABS ANY MORE):mad::mad::mad: Catalog way too big to not have quick reference on book edge.
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  2. I placed an order yesterday and they still have the surcharge on top of their new catalog price increases even though they don't mention it in the new catalog and it's not on their website anymore. So their 12% discount is really 9%
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  3. NMJagdHunter

    NMJagdHunter Ted Wenner

    Put 5k in your account to purchase from and it gets you 15% well 12% with the never ending surcharges.
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  4. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

    the fix is easy if you dont like their high prices, surcharges and overpriced shipping...dont buy.
    if enough people feet they have monopolized the market ask the AG to investigate it and see if its illegal
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  5. MWArtistry

    MWArtistry New Member

    O boy....haven't received mine yet. So tough to navigate then I'm sure... what sections were added ?
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  6. I really liked vandykes till the buy out i try to use the smaller companies but alot of them get bought òut by mckenzies there getting like att was its ģreed IMO,
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  7. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    McKenzie sponsors Taxi-Net! That's an added benefit!

    AFTHUNT Well-Known Member

    WOW did we get off track from original post. lol:rolleyes:
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  9. I enjoy catalogs! But it's 2022, you can find everything with ease on their website, and order online! Their online store is really well put together! I'm sure if Mckenzie's could get away with not having to do catalogs, and just do everything through their online store, they would! Imagine how much cash they could save if they did not have to send out all those catalogs!
  10. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    I find their website slow even with my high speed internet, and I seem to need to wade through too many web pages to get to what I need. I'll take the flipping real pages.
  11. Nothing wrong with that at all! I still look through my catalogs too, I just recently got sent some new ones in!
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  12. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    My internet is way too slow for ordering supplies. High speed cable is coming in 2023. In more than ready for it!
  13. Keith, it's a lot simpler to flip through those pages, write the item number down on paper. Then go to their web & enter those numbers down. All done! No waiting on a phone on hold for ever or a call back. Or searching for it on their web. Lol it's the best of old school and the new era.
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  14. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

    catalogs kill trees !!
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  15. Mudbat

    Mudbat Well-Known Member

    I got the new catalog. They are missing about 80% of their fish stuff
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  16. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    They wouldn't pass on the saving to us; it would just be more money in their pocket. I buy some from them but very little anymore. I really like using the small supply houses. I hate online ordering where you can't see everything in print. I found McKenzies website to be very slow for whatever reason.
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  17. True but so do log cabins:mad:
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  18. Trees are grown for paper in the south.
  19. Clovis Point

    Clovis Point Active Member

    If Big Mac’s (and every other Taxidermy supplier except Matuska and Research) websites didn’t suck so bad y’all all wouldn’t hate ordering online and prefer catalogs.

    for example, look at the filtering options when ordering a WT form on Research’s website, you can set it to only show you semi sneaks, then filter that down to only show left turn or right turns, then filter down to 7” n-e. BRILLIANT. Was that so fricking hard?

    For me personally I don’t give a damn if it’s a tom sexton or Tyler Erickson form. I mean you can still tell me who sculpted the original, but when I’m looking for a 12x16 LMB form I would MUCH rather be able to see all the 12” forms in one place instead of having to first check the Ericsson’s then check the sextons then check the Thompson’s then check the rhinehardts then check the arps then check the orthobers …. Like good lord that’s exhausting on its own, let alone when you take into account the fact that everyone doesn’t even use a standardized system for measuring …..

    Sorry I got off on a tangent there but the main point I am trying to make here is that other suppliers need to invest in better websites like matuska and Research. This investment will make long term returns in the very near future when we finally get shod of all these boomers who can’t afford to retire and younger generations, who don’t give a damn about a big (expensive to produce) catalog finally become the majority. As someone who is familiar with the business world and other spheres outside our little hysterical bubble I can’t tell you how antiquated the taxidermy industry really is compared to other professional realms.
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  20. Clovis Point

    Clovis Point Active Member

    And WHAT is the deal with the whole van dykes WASCO overlap conundrum enigma ? Like don’t forget that the price raising, inefficient as hell catalog problem is 3x what it seams. Mckenzies has to send everybody not one but 3 expensive to produce catalogs. And maintain 3 websites! And the only benefit is that it makes things harder for everyone!

    A few years ago I needed to order a possum form, Bobcat form and 4 dozen McKenzie hangers…
    (SIDE NOTE: As much dislike as I have for Big Mac I gotta give credit where credit is due… McKenzie hangers > anything else)
    At that time I was still part timing and also working a 9-5 so I did all my taxidermy stuff in the evenings, when there’s no one there to answer the phone, so I was using the internet to place my orders. The possum form was a vandykes model , the Bobcat a McKenzie, and EVEN THOUGH THEYRE THE SAME COMPANY there was no way for me to order it all online on the same order. My options were pay an extra $25 for seperate shipping or have to go through the trouble of writing down all the numbers and calling on my precious lunch break to place a phone order, which failed twice because I couldn’t get off hold before my break ended.

    Like how do they not realize that if they would just put the pointless duplicate WASCO/vandykes catalogs and websites all under the same umbrella as Big M the savings would be enough to be able to pay GOOD web developers to get their sites out of the early 2000s Wordpress/wysiwyg stoneage as well as cover getting an inventory contractor company to streamline all their different all-over-the-place and inconsistent/inefficient product lines?