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Who does this? #6879340
05/22/20 01:54 PM
05/22/20 01:54 PM
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PEI, Canada
MySide 🦝 Offline OP
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Who here sells to a "country" fur buyer, and why?

Last edited by MySide 🦝; 05/22/20 01:55 PM.
Re: Who does this? [Re: MySide 🦝] #6879344
05/22/20 01:58 PM
05/22/20 01:58 PM
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Cash (check) in hand right away, no commission, you can decide not to sell based on what they offer, get feedback on your put up, talk to ther trappers, can sell green furs and animals in the round depending on the buyer.

That's just off the top of my head.

Re: Who does this? [Re: MySide 🦝] #6879349
05/22/20 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by MySide 🦝
Who here sells to a "country" fur buyer, and why?


After the latest Nafta fiasco you have to ask LOL.
But cash in hand,
1 NO waiting for your fur to sell
2 NO wondering what it will sell for
3 NO wondering if it will EVEN sell
4 NO commission or storage charges
5 No waiting for shipping dates ( may have to wait on groeney truck)

Last edited by jbyrd63; 05/22/20 02:05 PM.
Re: Who does this? [Re: MySide 🦝] #6879350
05/22/20 02:05 PM
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After looking at my FHA check I think the local scrap yard would have gave me more for my furs.

Re: Who does this? [Re: MySide 🦝] #6879364
05/22/20 02:32 PM
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Always sell local feel like I get a fair shake and I can always say no but its hard to beat cash in hand out the door if hides were worth more I might consider other options but when coon ain't worth the price of a postage stamp ill take the local price every time

Re: Who does this? [Re: MySide 🦝] #6879392
05/22/20 03:20 PM
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I do I am not playing the waiting game. Getter'er done and be done......jk


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Re: Who does this? [Re: MySide 🦝] #6879393
05/22/20 03:20 PM
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Everything said above is right , but the fur buyer might give you advice on how to handle your fur to get more money. I sell to Don Wolf that's on here and he has given advice to me and alot of people.

Re: Who does this? [Re: MySide 🦝] #6879396
05/22/20 03:25 PM
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Are there “country buyers” in Canada? Serious question.

. If you listen to the Canadian experts on Tman, they make it sound like there aren’t any “country buyers” in Canada.

Re: Who does this? [Re: MySide 🦝] #6879398
05/22/20 03:27 PM
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i sell to a country buyer it is just easier

Re: Who does this? [Re: wissmiss] #6879449
05/22/20 04:42 PM
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PEI, Canada
MySide 🦝 Offline OP
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Originally Posted by wissmiss
Are there “country buyers” in Canada? Serious question.

. If you listen to the Canadian experts on Tman, they make it sound like there aren’t any “country buyers” in Canada.

I know of two people that are fur buyers in PEI.

Last edited by MySide 🦝; 05/22/20 04:44 PM.
Re: Who does this? [Re: MySide 🦝] #6879465
05/22/20 04:54 PM
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I have always sold to Dan Wiebke. Gave me some lessons on fur-dressing when my son and I were just getting started. Then one day he handed me a bunch of wire stretchers for free and told me he figured my son and I would need them. Most of all, he has always treated me with respect and that sticks with me.

With all that I have no need or desire to ship to auction.

Moosetrot

Re: Who does this? [Re: MySide 🦝] #6879489
05/22/20 05:21 PM
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Me.Helps local economy. Also cash in hand with no wait.

Re: Who does this? [Re: MySide 🦝] #6880060
05/23/20 04:03 AM
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East Central Wi.
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Sometimes your furs that don't sell right away at the auction houses may get held back for a year or longer before they sell.


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Re: Who does this? [Re: MySide 🦝] #6880115
05/23/20 07:37 AM
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Getting payed on the spot is a good reason. It's also a good idea to support a local buyer with some business. You don't have to sell it all local, but sometimes this can get you your best return. An added bonus is the hour or so b.s.ing with other trappers that are gathered there.

Re: Who does this? [Re: MySide 🦝] #6880120
05/23/20 07:44 AM
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Years past I have sent to FHA. Selling to a Country Buyer has me always wondering who got screwed. Sending it in to the auctions always confirms we both did. lol


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Re: Who does this? [Re: MySide 🦝] #6880767
05/24/20 12:04 AM
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I've been shipping for a long time, but I do miss the feedback on my furs. I learned a lot from the country buyers when I was younger.


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Re: Who does this? [Re: MySide 🦝] #6880939
05/24/20 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by MySide 🦝
Who here sells to a "country" fur buyer, and why?


I do. Once a man makes the right network of people who can use his goods it is not considered polite to forget them completely.
Don't get me wrong, I don't even unload until we have a hand shake. I prefer to back the truck up to their garage door and drop the tail gate. If they don't give me the news I wanted toe hear then my ranch hand grill guard is already pointed back out their driveway the same way I cam in and there are miles and miles of empty road.

My point is, drive a harder bargain- one that is fair to both parties, or hold back your best cat of a beaver you want to get willow hooped on the wall


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