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Potential market for waxed dirt #6932148
07/16/20 08:49 PM
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Guys,

Just curious if you think there is a commercial market for waxed dirt.

What would you be willing to pay for a 5 gallon bucket of waxed dirt at a convention, etc.?

Most trap supply dealers are getting $25 for 20 pounds. A 5 gallon bucket should hold 35-40 pounds of dirt?

Re: Potential market for waxed dirt [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6932218
07/16/20 09:39 PM
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Water is about 8+ pounds per gallon dirt is heavier, it sinks in water, so five gallons is going to be more than 40 lbs even figuring the 3-4lbs of wax, which is lighter than water. Just a guess Iíd say forty fiveó fifty lbs. waxed sand heavier still.


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Re: Potential market for waxed dirt [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6932224
07/16/20 09:46 PM
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You would need to start with courser dirt to allow for breakdown in shipment.


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Re: Potential market for waxed dirt [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6932231
07/16/20 09:50 PM
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Have at it , i did it for 5 years nobody wanted to pay for it .
I charged$ 4.00 a gallon.
And swear i was competing with stolen wax and free buckets.
I did have a few good customers that would buy it by the 30 gallon barrels.
It's all labor , people find that out in a hurry to.
If you do decide to make it and sell it, best of luck to you it just didn't work out for me.


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Re: Potential market for waxed dirt [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6932347
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There is 7.48 gals/cubic foot and soil at 110 lbs/cf, a 5 gallon bucket is approx. 74 lbs.

Re: Potential market for waxed dirt [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6932399
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I get 3 20 lb bags in a 5 gal. pail
That is 60 lb in bags un bagged would be more.


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Re: Potential market for waxed dirt [Re: Ron Marsh] #6932420
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So moving off the weight topic, how much of a potential market is there for bulk waxed dirt.?

Re: Potential market for waxed dirt [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6932448
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I think that people that use lots of waxed dirt could not afford to buy it at trapping suppliers prices. Maybe it would sell at a much discounted price at conventions, but transportation would become an issue because of the weight of larger volumes.


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Re: Potential market for waxed dirt [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6932460
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Its labor, weight, and space intensive.


All of which are expensive.



You can't charge enough for it to make it worth your time.

Re: Potential market for waxed dirt [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6932508
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I made and sold it in the 1990's. Mark June's Freeze-Proof Dirt.

We sold every bag we ever made but it was a different era and trappers were getting after critters to make $$.
I would sell any unsold bags I had at the end of our manufacturing season to - Ludy Sheda, Chelsea, Iowa.

I sold it in 3-ply paper bags, sewn at each end.
You sell it commercially in plastic bags and mildew we be your #1 enemy.



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Re: Potential market for waxed dirt [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6932514
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I bet selling it locally or at shows would be profitable...but shipped ...not


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Re: Potential market for waxed dirt [Re: BuckeyeYote] #6932516
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I sell a little bit. Nothing too crazy. A lot of trappers are looking to do all the small things themselves these days it seems. I am pretty new at it though on the selling side. When December and January come around we will see how much need it out there. I currently market it a $1 a pound to start with small orders.


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