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NAFA To Increase Their Commisions? #6425482
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One of the trappers who drops off fur at my place said he had heard that NAFA was going to cut percentages on the price they pay for fur on smaller shipments. I don't know if that's been posted on here or not as I haven't been on here lately. Anybody enlightened me?


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Re: NAFA To Increase Their Commisions? [Re: Trapper7] #6425484
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Haven't heard anything about that. In fact I just dropped off some fur.


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Re: NAFA To Increase Their Commisions? [Re: Trapper7] #6425488
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Only thing I heard was there might be another change to WFSC but this sounds like some rumormongery going on from either an auction hater...

Re: NAFA To Increase Their Commisions? [Re: The Beav] #6425510
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Originally Posted by The Beav
Haven't heard anything about that. In fact I just dropped off some fur.


Did you forget how to get to The Union Tavern? lol

Re: NAFA To Increase Their Commisions? [Re: Trapper7] #6425512
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The only change I see for this year is a per pelt charge for shipping(using NAFA pick up service)if you are not a WFSC member.It used to be $9 per bag I think.This makes more sense for small shippers who did not want to pay the membership fee.
If you ship directly to the warehouse the charge does not apply.

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Re: NAFA To Increase Their Commisions? [Re: Trapper7] #6425515
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Freight has always been per pelt since I started shipping to NAFA in '03'

Re: NAFA To Increase Their Commisions? [Re: Trapper7] #6425516
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Groney doesn't show until Feb 2nd.


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Re: NAFA To Increase Their Commisions? [Re: Trapper7] #6425517
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Not here.That is new.

Re: NAFA To Increase Their Commisions? [Re: Trapper7] #6425522
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The seller side commission is more of a marketing ploy. The commission and fees buyers pay ( comes out of your pocket ) are unpublished. I could be wrong, but I believe many of these are made up and given to buyers a few weeks before each auction.


This goes for both FHA and NAFA so this makes me an Canadian Auction, basher not a NAFA basher. This time.

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I think I read in ITS that they were going to charge higher fees on those who have less then $100 worth of fur

Re: NAFA To Increase Their Commisions? [Re: Trapper7] #6425526
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The buyer commissions are established at the beginning of each season. They are published in each catalog. Three fees -

5.5 % of hammer price

Per pelt commission that varies by species

Per pelt packing fee that varies by species

On some low grade items, you pay more in fees than you do hammer price.

Re: NAFA To Increase Their Commisions? [Re: Trapper7] #6425527
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Seller fees have been published before, I think the commission part was around 10% but that may of changed since I cant find it again.

Re: NAFA To Increase Their Commisions? [Re: wissmiss] #6425530
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Originally Posted by wissmiss
The buyer commissions are established at the beginning of each season. They are published in each catalog. Three fees -

5.5 % of hammer price

Per pelt commission that varies by species

Per pelt packing fee that varies by species

On some low grade items, you pay more in fees than you do hammer price.


Thanks for correcting me. The trappers cannot access this information? Is this published prior to first receiving date ? Thanks!


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When all is said and done,with buyers and sellers commissions/fees/charges,the Auctions take in about 20 -25% of the selling price of each piece of fur that goes thru,except the years that they pay out profit sharing dividends.

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Hope the next sale is better than the last one. Some left-overs sold and it's not pretty!

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Dirt - I'm not sure if the sellers can access the buyers fee schedule. I have never been able to find it on the NAFA web site. It is published in the catalog the buyers use. And it is usually available as a separate handout when the buyer registers.

Most shippers are not aware that the buyers pay fees and commissions.

NAFA is making money on both ends and as Boco said, it amounts to a fsirngood chunk of change.

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Originally Posted by SkyeDancer
I think I read in ITS that they were going to charge higher fees on those who have less then $100 worth of fur


That's where the guy who told me about it said he read it, in ITS. I'll ask the guy who picks up fur at my place. He'll know for sure.


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Originally Posted by SkyeDancer
I think I read in ITS that they were going to charge higher fees on those who have less then $100 worth of fur


LMAO!! That’s a good way to attract new shippers. Takes quite a bit of fur to exceed $100 now. Considering what they’ve been selling for as of late.

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Originally Posted by wissmiss
The buyer commissions are established at the beginning of each season. They are published in each catalog. Three fees -

5.5 % of hammer price

Per pelt commission that varies by species

Per pelt packing fee that varies by species

On some low grade items, you pay more in fees than you do hammer price.

And on some not so low grade items the additional CITIES fees are pretty stiff. Buyers pay $7 USD. for each otter and ten bucks for each cat. This certainly affects how much a buyer wants to pay for a trappers skins at auction, on top of all the other fees and commissions.

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Re: NAFA To Increase Their Commisions? [Re: Trapper7] #6425594
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The CITES fees are already included in one of the above fees, not sure which one. It might be the packing fee. Last time I checked, the packing fee on a Wolf was $20.00, which included the CITES paperwork.

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