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#6076350 - 12/06/17 11:47 AM Lure prices?
Chautauqua Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/03/17
Posts: 8
Loc: Chautauqua NY
I talked to a guy over the weekend that said he heard lure prices may increase next year. Has anyone else heard this?

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#6076360 - 12/06/17 11:55 AM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Paul Dobbins Online   content
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 10715
Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
I heard that. I may have said it.
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#6076364 - 12/06/17 12:00 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Eric Yeatman Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/18/11
Posts: 140
Loc: mississippi, Stewart
I would say they would especially anything with mink or rat glands in it
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#6076367 - 12/06/17 12:02 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
SNIPERBBB Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 6996
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
Or castor

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#6076372 - 12/06/17 12:15 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Eric Yeatman Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/18/11
Posts: 140
Loc: mississippi, Stewart
At least castor is out there to buy
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#6076374 - 12/06/17 12:16 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Zach aka trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/30/17
Posts: 325
Loc: NC, Pisgha forest
Why is that? I don't really understand is it because of lower harvest?
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#6076377 - 12/06/17 12:18 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 2829
Loc: Lakeland,Minnesota
With few beaver being trapped--the castors out there,have gone way up in price.One of the reasons lure prices will probably go up.
I have quit making my MoundMaster beaver lures ,because of the big jump in castor prices.
Tom
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#6076397 - 12/06/17 12:45 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
David Morse Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/06/17
Posts: 191
Loc: Upstate NY
Ive always wondered how all lures are the same price.
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#6076402 - 12/06/17 12:52 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 2829
Loc: Lakeland,Minnesota
Competition--that's why I quit making mine--I can't sell it at the going retail,and make any money.
Tom
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#6076405 - 12/06/17 12:55 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
David Morse Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/06/17
Posts: 191
Loc: Upstate NY
Are there some that cost a dollar an once and others that are 4.50 to make or are they all truly the same
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#6076410 - 12/06/17 01:04 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Bogmaster Online   content


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 2829
Loc: Lakeland,Minnesota
LOL,does it cost the same to make a Hyundai as it does a Mercedes?
Tom
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#6076421 - 12/06/17 01:22 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
beartooth trapr Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 1882
Loc: Montana
I want $60.00 a pound for my beaver castor, and when he asked how is my beaver lure I told him and my word he said that's hi-way robbery. I just thanked him and said happy shopping.

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#6076438 - 12/06/17 01:45 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Paul Dobbins Online   content
"Trapperman custodian"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 10715
Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Right now I'm looking at going to $7.50 for one ounce, $25.00 for four ounce and $85.00 for a pint.

I really enjoy making lure, but at current prices, I'm just above breaking even. That's not counting labor.

I hate to do it, but unfortunately making lure is getting more and more expensive. If I do this, it will be around March/April, so the dealers can have their catalogs updated with the new prices.
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#6076477 - 12/06/17 02:28 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
BFP Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/21/14
Posts: 295
Loc: North Dakota
Good lure doesn't cost it pays. 7.50 an oz. is still cheap. A man can get a lot of mileage out of an oz. of lure.

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#6076485 - 12/06/17 02:41 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Bob Jameson Offline


Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 3081
Loc: SW Pa
Paul you beat me to it. I was looking at $8.00 an ounce myself but haven't made a firm decision. The last few years of ingredient costs have really pushed these increases. The cost of increases and the lack of enough availability of some materials just seems to get more scare each year. In order to keep the quality where it is there isn't any alternative.

The younger generation needs to step up in cutting glands and collecting essence and urine or in the near future there wont be much natural material left to work with. Most materials will be synthetic in nature or man made substitutes of sorts.

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#6076490 - 12/06/17 02:55 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Law Dog Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 10921
Loc: Central, SD
A guys favorite lures are priceless!
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#6076503 - 12/06/17 03:17 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
SNIPERBBB Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 6996
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
I was looking at MTP for their ingredients...if I wanted to make a certain two ingredient lure, it would cost $12/oz buying glands an ounce at a time or around 8/oz if I bought them 16 oz at a time.

It would be an expensive lure to make or buy(you'd have add bottle, lablenand time into the cost) but it catches everything.

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#6076511 - 12/06/17 03:27 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Bob Jameson]
Paul Dobbins Online   content
"Trapperman custodian"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 10715
Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Bob Jameson
Paul you beat me to it. I was looking at $8.00 an ounce myself but haven't made a firm decision. The last few years of ingredient costs have really pushed these increases. The cost of increases and the lack of enough availability of some materials just seems to get more scare each year. In order to keep the quality where it is there isn't any alternative.

The younger generation needs to step up in cutting glands and collecting essence and urine or in the near future there wont be much natural material left to work with. Most materials will be synthetic in nature or man made substitutes of sorts.


I'm thinking the $8.00 an ounce is about right, but I was afraid of sticker shock at that price.
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#6076522 - 12/06/17 03:40 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
acron Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/07/16
Posts: 70
Loc: Ohio
sounds like Paul is telling us to get our orders in now! And with the free lure stuck to the top of this forum I am ALL in on that. Will be placing order tonight!

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#6076524 - 12/06/17 03:44 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
robert.d12 Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/13/15
Posts: 1053
Loc: Fingerlakes New York
Ya I'm sweating... can't imagine prices going up but it makes sense. Are bait prices going to go up also?
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#6076534 - 12/06/17 03:53 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Eric Yeatman Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/18/11
Posts: 140
Loc: mississippi, Stewart
A 20 ounce coke is $2 and it doesn't last half an hour
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#6076556 - 12/06/17 04:34 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
MN live bait Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/03/17
Posts: 69
Loc: Minnesota
I'd save every gland if someone waved some money in front of my face

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#6076557 - 12/06/17 04:35 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Kevin gigatt Online   content
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Registered: 09/03/15
Posts: 636
Loc: NW Illinois
And a lot of people pay how much for bottled water. But will complain about lure prices going up. You have to pay to play in the dirt. laugh
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#6076563 - 12/06/17 04:38 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Bob Jameson Offline


Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 3081
Loc: SW Pa
Paul I am experiencing sticker shock each time I have to buy different ingredients such as raw glands, essential oils, skunk essence, bottles and caps etc. Nothing is cheaper now. They just sell you smaller containers and charge you less giving you the illusion that you are saving some how.

You can only absorb so much of the cost before it is reflected on the bottom line where you really can't continue to produce quality product without price increases.

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#6076589 - 12/06/17 05:07 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
strike2x Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/19/15
Posts: 1512
Loc: Houghton Lake, MI
I think a price increase is just fine, I am in business myself and I wouldn't be if I only charged for materials and not my time. I buy lures from a few different sources and although I have not bought from Paul yet I will be soon. Like someone else.said, a guy can get a lot of mileage out of an ounce of lure.... If it's good then the guys who like it will pay whatever it costs..
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#6076591 - 12/06/17 05:08 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
LeviSS Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/12/12
Posts: 192
Loc: Central IL
Note to self: buy favorite lure in bulk soon.

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#6076612 - 12/06/17 05:27 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
tbn Online   content
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Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 4369
Loc: ks-ok-mo
I think you guys are still too cheap at $8.
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#6076646 - 12/06/17 05:53 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
10bands Offline
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Registered: 11/10/13
Posts: 1923
Loc: Meridian, Idaho
You guys that make quality lures can charge $8 or more and I won’t complain. Having the right lures is as important and as essential as having quality traps in my opinion. A hundred dollars invested in my favorite lures equals thousands on the fur check.

However, I can see where some might choose a lure solely on price so if you’re the only one raising your prices you might get a little nervous.

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#6076657 - 12/06/17 06:00 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: 10bands]
robert.d12 Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/13/15
Posts: 1053
Loc: Fingerlakes New York
Originally Posted By: 10bands
You guys that make quality lures can charge $8 or more and I won’t complain. Having the right lures is as important and as essential as having quality traps in my opinion. A hundred dollars invested in my favorite lures equals thousands on the fur check.

However, I can see where some might choose a lure solely on price so if you’re the only one raising your prices you might get a little nervous.
Ya if it were me I might wait and be the last one to raise my prices then again I guess not if I wasn't making anything.
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#6076683 - 12/06/17 06:13 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Swamp Wolf Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/04/09
Posts: 3866
Loc: SE Georgia
Fur prices go down...lure prices go up...

Better pick you out a few you trust because if all lure prices make this jump you could be buying a bottle of rotten meat with a squirt of skunk essence in it....for 8 bucks.
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#6076699 - 12/06/17 06:23 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Sawmill Creek Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/27/16
Posts: 232
Loc: Little Valley, NY
I was thinking $7. Essence is getting expensive, muskrat glands are $75-100 a quart, castor at $50+ a pound. It's hard not to look at some sort of increase.

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#6076701 - 12/06/17 06:26 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Paul Dobbins]
Hornytoad1 Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/18/13
Posts: 138
Loc: s.e. minnesota
You lure makers can double your prices and I will still buy lure and still enjoy my time running my line... I spend A LOT more money on my tournament fishing with A LOT LESS payout then my trapping....

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#6076820 - 12/06/17 08:08 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
coop Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 2645
Loc: De
Cheap part of the overall picture... pint of lure $70, that's a lot of sets trapping canines... water animals may be more I would guess.

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#6076885 - 12/06/17 08:44 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
alaska viking Offline
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Registered: 12/25/07
Posts: 3695
Loc: juneau, alaska
Bait is free for a decent hunter or trapper.
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#6076897 - 12/06/17 08:50 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Bob Jameson]
otterman53 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 165
Loc: Sabine County,Texas
Unless fur prices triple this season I do not see how anyone can justify raising lure prices even one cent. I think they are about 2.00 to high now. Raising prices will only drive more trappers away from the sport we are trying to gain recruits in.

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#6076917 - 12/06/17 09:05 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
tbn Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 4369
Loc: ks-ok-mo
I strongly disagree. I see all of the crazy gadgets people buy to trap. I know what it cost myself to make bait and I would need $100 a gallon. I would stock up now if you have your favorite lure or particular bait. As stated, certain things are getting hard to find.
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#6076922 - 12/06/17 09:11 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: otterman53]
dmr400 Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/11/11
Posts: 35
Loc: Central Oregon
Originally Posted By: otterman53
Unless fur prices triple this season I do not see how anyone can justify raising lure prices even one cent. I think they are about 2.00 to high now. Raising prices will only drive more trappers away from the sport we are trying to gain recruits in.


Can't say I agree with this, when a big guy like Paul Dobbins is barely breaking even, what do you expect them to do? It's a BUSINESS not a charity.

Also, a 2 dollar decrease in a bottle of lure that could last most guys more than one season wouldn't bring anyone into trapping that wasn't already heading there, that's barely a half gallon of gas or a fifth of the cost of one trap!
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#6076933 - 12/06/17 09:17 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
tlguy Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/21/13
Posts: 497
Loc: Green Bay, Wisconsin
I'll admit I've scoffed at the price at some lures priced at $6.50 an ounce, but thinking about it now, I'm almost embarrassed by that. I don't run that many traps and don't trap from opening day to close, and still have almost every bottle of lure I bought when I started a few years ago.

Maybe I need to use more lure, eh Paul? smile

Probably should stock up, a guy can never have too many lures! Speaking of which, anyone bought a Rapala lately? They're $7+ now for most!

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#6076949 - 12/06/17 09:26 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: otterman53]
10bands Offline
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Registered: 11/10/13
Posts: 1923
Loc: Meridian, Idaho
Originally Posted By: otterman53
Unless fur prices triple this season I do not see how anyone can justify raising lure prices even one cent. I think they are about 2.00 to high now. Raising prices will only drive more trappers away from the sport we are trying to gain recruits in.
That doesn't make sense to me. I've caught what should be $1000 worth of coyotes this year on $10 worth of one particular lure. It was 4 ounces for $20 and it's half gone. If that particular lure maker doubles his price I'll happily pay it for that kind of return. Last year I caught $2800 in muskrats on 6 ounces of lure that cost $25.50. I'd give way more than that for that lure.

I guess if a guy can't afford a bottle of lure for $8 then he can't afford to buy a trap either so in that case it does make sense.

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#6076951 - 12/06/17 09:30 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
otterman53 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 165
Loc: Sabine County,Texas
I agree fishing lures are way over priced also.

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#6076998 - 12/06/17 10:20 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 2829
Loc: Lakeland,Minnesota
Otterman,Do you work for nothing? I doubt it.
Why should I,Paul,or any other lure maker work for nothing?
My guess is--you think fur buyers should work for nothing,those of us that sell trapping supplies should also work for nothing.So you can make a profit?
Tom
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#6077223 - 12/07/17 07:32 AM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Chautauqua Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/03/17
Posts: 8
Loc: Chautauqua NY
I was thinking an increase would be $6.50. I didn't expect to hear $7.50-8.00. I understand though. When will we start to hear about the increases?

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#6077238 - 12/07/17 07:50 AM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
pcr2 Offline
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Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 8631
Loc: potter co. p.a.
makes my move to bid 2 lure packages in the auction actually seem smart but i aint about to try and explain it to my wife.
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#6077311 - 12/07/17 08:51 AM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Adam Potaczek Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/23/10
Posts: 341
Loc: Bloomer, WI
I have said it before and will say it again lure is the cheapest investment a trapper can make. If a few rats pays for 1oz of lure thats a pretty good deal now you have enough lure yet to catch over 50 plus rats depending on how much you use. I bet the guys catching 75-100 dollar western coyotes don't worry about the cost of a lure.
The cost of production as already stated is higher in every way. A person has to make a living. Adam

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#6077316 - 12/07/17 08:53 AM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
red mt Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/15/14
Posts: 2583
Loc: montana
Bait lure and traps ,are the cheapest part of of trapping cost wise imo
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#6077333 - 12/07/17 09:07 AM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
PB Samad Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 83
Loc: Southwest Ohio
Short supply, prices go up. The thing is they never seem to go back down when the supply is strong again. Lol whistle

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#6077409 - 12/07/17 10:20 AM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
otterman53 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 165
Loc: Sabine County,Texas
PB Samad you hit the nail on the head. I would be fine with a slight increase in price if suppliers would be willing to go with free shipping. If I order only one or two bottels of lure the shipping charges is almost 10.00 when the actual cost to ship it is probably less than half that.

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#6077429 - 12/07/17 10:43 AM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Bucksnorts Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/16/15
Posts: 148
Loc: Utah
it is a free market. I say sell them for what you feel they are worth. The lure makers time and expertise has probably been undersold for years. If someone overcharges, the market will correct them. I for one appreciate the Paul and the other lure makers and their expertise. I don't have the time nor inclination to make it myself. We trappers need them and I will pay them for their time and talent.

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#6077462 - 12/07/17 11:06 AM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 2829
Loc: Lakeland,Minnesota
Small flat rate box is $7.15 to mail.If that doesn't fit the need I have special heavy duty boxes for mailing lure(and they aren't free to me.The box weighs 4 ounces,a 10z bottle of Woodchipper weighs 4 ounces, mailing that 8 ounce box to my neighbor would cost $6.65.
Postage rates must be cheaper in Texas.
Tom
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#6077508 - 12/07/17 11:44 AM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Sawmill Creek Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/27/16
Posts: 232
Loc: Little Valley, NY
I ship everything using Regional A & B boxes from USPS. The cheapest shipping is just under $7 postage. That don't include my time, packing materials, tape, ink to print label, paper for the printer, etc. If I ship close to the west coast or the southwest I lose money on the shipping alone.


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#6077519 - 12/07/17 11:55 AM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
SNIPERBBB Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 6996
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
If you want to save money on shipping, contact the supplier and ask them how much they can fit in a flat rate box. Stock up on your favorites and make money on the inflation.

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#6077529 - 12/07/17 12:08 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
DaYooper14 Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 405
Loc: North Carolina
Since we've had a few weigh-ins, whats one more...
Don't price your product for one increase, price it for the next increase. $8 is more than fine for a reputable & proven lure.
I was frankly surprised to see the prices of lure be an industry-wide, more or less, standard. I would expect those proven & reputable to cost more than an entry,less known or less effective lure.
You get what you pay for in my eyes. Pay a premium for a premium product is business as usual elsewhere. Heck there are businesses that charge a premium for a substandard or average product and stay at the top just because of the illusion of quality.
I'll end the rant with - don't be breaking even and be a going-concern, I like your stuff too much, I'll still be buying at a higher price.


Edited by DaYooper14 (12/07/17 12:09 PM)
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#6077536 - 12/07/17 12:13 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
OkieChoctaw Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/25/17
Posts: 26
Loc: Oklahoma
I don't see a problem with a raise in prices. But trapping for me is more of a hobby than a money making opportunity. A fisherman has to spend hundreds, if not thousands on rods, reels and lures. Plus $30k for a boat. Hunters $1000 for a rifle, then stands, blinds, game cams, camo.
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#6077538 - 12/07/17 12:14 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
krispcritter Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/23/17
Posts: 99
Loc: Chautauqua County, New York
Ammo skyrocketed in price, selection was nill, but we all bought it anyway. Now ammo is abundant again for the most part, price is still up and we keep buying it. If you have to increase lure cost, then we will pay it.

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#6077548 - 12/07/17 12:22 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: krispcritter]
Ice_Rat Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/05/12
Posts: 1728
Loc: WI
Originally Posted By: krispcritter
Ammo skyrocketed in price, selection was nill, but we all bought it anyway. Now ammo is abundant again for the most part, price is still up and we keep buying it. If you have to increase lure cost, then we will pay it.


Not all of us fell for that bs. Ammo prices aren't anywhere near what they were when the gouging was going on.

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#6077549 - 12/07/17 12:25 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
tbn Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 4369
Loc: ks-ok-mo
I stocked up before hand. Anway,back to bait and lure,is their experience suppose to be free? Very few in the scheme of things can formulate good stuff.
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#6077557 - 12/07/17 12:31 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
Paul Dobbins Online   content
"Trapperman custodian"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 10715
Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
As for shipping, I've been charging actual shipping for the past six months. I will cintinue doing this.

As for the price of ingredients going down, I have yet to see this happen in the past 20 years. They have gone nowhere but up. If they ever do go down, I'd look at deceasing my lure prices.
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#6077560 - 12/07/17 12:33 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
krispcritter Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/23/17
Posts: 99
Loc: Chautauqua County, New York
I agree, they are providing us with a service, a great service and I will pay for a good product no matter what it is. We own a restaurant and used to cater. People wanted it for next to nothing so no more catering. We could not keep doing it for cost. If $8 is where they need to be then ok, $8 it is.

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#6077561 - 12/07/17 12:34 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
SNIPERBBB Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 6996
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
People are generally cheap. If one product is .50 cheaper than the next... people will buy the cheapest unless marketing and previous experience can show that it's worth it to buy the more expensive product.

Just look at all the trap debates.

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#6077594 - 12/07/17 01:01 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Paul Dobbins]
PB Samad Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 83
Loc: Southwest Ohio
Originally Posted By: Paul Dobbins


As for the price of ingredients going down, I have yet to see this happen in the past 20 years. They have gone nowhere but up.



My point exactly.

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#6077609 - 12/07/17 01:17 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: otterman53]
greggsinthehouse Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/12/07
Posts: 305
Loc: MO-IL
Originally Posted By: otterman53
Unless fur prices triple this season I do not see how anyone can justify raising lure prices even one cent. I think they are about 2.00 to high now. Raising prices will only drive more trappers away from the sport we are trying to gain recruits in.


Yeah PAUL AND TOM!,

We want you to DECREASE your prices to $4.50 per ounce and cover shipping for us too!! crazy You two are price gouging us as it is!! eek



I use Tom's castor lures and I bought the best 330 stands from Tom at a convention. He undercharged me both times because I used the same bottle of lure to catch many beavers and those stands made quick work of setting on beaver. PLUS, Tom didnt charge me a dime to attend his 30 minute DEMO!!! I was happy to buy his lure and equipment from all I learned in his Demo!!!

I bought plenty of Backbreaker from Paul at a convention and he too undercharged me.



I don't like messing with lure and all the ingredients. Aint nobody got time fo dat!!. I want to buy a lure that is ready to go and proven to catch what I am after.
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She should stay home and do more cooking like Babe Winkelmans wife did, and let her husband have some peace and quiet.

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#6077678 - 12/07/17 02:34 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
hippie Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/22/10
Posts: 3818
Loc: pa
I don't know how ya'll kept the prices so lo this long.

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#6077796 - 12/07/17 04:49 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: otterman53]
bad karma Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3208
Loc: Eastern Shore of Maryland
Originally Posted By: otterman53
Unless fur prices triple this season I do not see how anyone can justify raising lure prices even one cent. I think they are about 2.00 to high now. Raising prices will only drive more trappers away from the sport we are trying to gain recruits in.


Good. Trap without it. Or not.
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#6077826 - 12/07/17 05:10 PM Re: Lure prices? [Re: Chautauqua]
tbn Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 4369
Loc: ks-ok-mo
When I done taxidermy,I always said there are 3 types of customers,the one that wants the very best,one that wants as cheap as possible and the majority fell right between.
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