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Fha auctions vs. Local buyer #6769136
02/13/20 05:44 PM
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Think sell some rats or some goods. For couple hundred. Extra bucks i need an ship rest fha for may/ June auction, I sold earlier to groenwold. Finish coon for $9 average an finish rat for $3.50 average. Prices have dropped because flu virus. Prices low enough earlier. But now they worse, don't feel like selling big 4xl coon for dirt cheap, 80 percent plus coon are 35 long or longer. Just looking for some advice, what happens with unsold mink at fha, I have 40, I just can't see how could be any worse at auction an if anything other way

Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: coonman220] #6769141
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Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: coonman220] #6769144
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Always sold my fur to local fur dealers.

Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: coonman220] #6769153
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I sold to Auction house 85 to 88. Then always local after that


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Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: coonman220] #6769154
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Sold at auction one time.

Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: coonman220] #6769165
02/13/20 05:57 PM
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At an auction house, unsold goods sit there until they sell. Eventually the pelts get so state that the auction house has to beg some one to take them for pennies.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Especially in today’s market.

Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: wissmiss] #6769166
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Originally Posted by wissmiss
At an auction house, unsold goods sit there until they sell. Eventually the pelts get so state that the auction house has to beg some one to take them for pennies.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Especially in today’s market.

Yep for sure.

Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: coonman220] #6769169
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Sounds like you got some big coons Coonman.

China just celebrated new year. Big shopping time in China. Virus come, shoppers stay home. They wear old coats instead of buy new. Those new coats in stores, now they be in stores next new year. China maybe buy then. Boat stop go to China. Plane stop go to China. No coon get ride to China. Price go down. Maybe things change when no virus. Maybe we have more coons by then, more mink. Maybe they want cheaper then. Fire sale no good for trapper. Maybe trapper should build own fire sometime.


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Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: coonman220] #6769183
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Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: cfowler] #6769184
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Originally Posted by cfowler
Sounds like you got some big coons Coonman.

China just celebrated new year. Big shopping time in China. Virus come, shoppers stay home. They wear old coats instead of buy new. Those new coats in stores, now they be in stores next new year. China maybe buy then. Boat stop go to China. Plane stop go to China. No coon get ride to China. Price go down. Maybe things change when no virus. Maybe we have more coons by then, more mink. Maybe they want cheaper then. Fire sale no good for trapper. Maybe trapper should build own fire sometime.

Where is that LIKE button.
Sums it up very well


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Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: cfowler] #6769195
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Originally Posted by cfowler
Sounds like you got some big coons Coonman.

China just celebrated new year. Big shopping time in China. Virus come, shoppers stay home. They wear old coats instead of buy new. Those new coats in stores, now they be in stores next new year. China maybe buy then. Boat stop go to China. Plane stop go to China. No coon get ride to China. Price go down. Maybe things change when no virus. Maybe we have more coons by then, more mink. Maybe they want cheaper then. Fire sale no good for trapper. Maybe trapper should build own fire sometime.


Keep practicing and you may soon be able to speak coonman.

Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: coonman220] #6769201
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Eb, I'm working on it as a keyboard second language. Speaking it would be a little more difficult.


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Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: coonman220] #6769206
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Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: ebsurveyor] #6769224
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Originally Posted by ebsurveyor
Originally Posted by cfowler
Sounds like you got some big coons Coonman.

China just celebrated new year. Big shopping time in China. Virus come, shoppers stay home. They wear old coats instead of buy new. Those new coats in stores, now they be in stores next new year. China maybe buy then. Boat stop go to China. Plane stop go to China. No coon get ride to China. Price go down. Maybe things change when no virus. Maybe we have more coons by then, more mink. Maybe they want cheaper then. Fire sale no good for trapper. Maybe trapper should build own fire sometime.


Keep practicing and you may soon be able to speak coonman.


Not even close. Way too many punctuation marks. Eliminate about 90% of them and you will be closer. smile

Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: coonman220] #6769228
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Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: pcr2] #6769263
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Coonman, I would sort through and sell locally enough fur to get you the couple hundred dollars you need or want. Probably won't take as big a hit on rats as you might coons. Can you hold off on getting the money for your 30 or so better coons? If so I would ship them and see if they would hold them or you could state that they would for you. If you have large well-furred IA coon the current market may not be when you want to sell them. Those should be nice western northerns or at least north centrals. If FHA will store them for you, you don't need to store them at home.

Bryce

Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: coonman220] #6769269
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Bryce - I doubt FHA will store the Raccoon for him. That have limited space available and need to sell fur, not store it.

When NAFA collapsed, they announced they would not be accepting goods with limits. Evetything would be for sale at “current market price”.

Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: coonman220] #6769271
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Dont' forget to eat that coon meat. Saves big time on grocery bill.

Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: coonman220] #6769273
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Re: Fha auctions vs. Local buyer [Re: pcr2] #6769286
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OK good to know Wissmiss that can be helpful in the future for planning purposes. On the other hand if there is any price left in coons his might be salable at respectable prices.

Bryce

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