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Letter from GFW #7751211
12/22/22 06:11 PM
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Interesting. Have never gotten a letter from them

Re: Letter from GFW [Re: DRF] #7751217
12/22/22 06:23 PM
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Got the same one here

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Re: Letter from GFW [Re: DRF] #7751218
12/22/22 06:24 PM
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Got the same one here

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Re: Letter from GFW [Re: DRF] #7751222
12/22/22 06:33 PM
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I got it also

Re: Letter from GFW [Re: DRF] #7751225
12/22/22 06:34 PM
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Cool, now realize your value and set a minimum price for the beaver you trap to sell to GFW. Everything he listed you should have a rock bottom low that ensures you are paid properly.

Re: Letter from GFW [Re: MattLA] #7751241
12/22/22 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by MattLA
Cool, now realize your value and set a minimum price for the beaver you trap to sell to GFW. Everything he listed you should have a rock bottom low that ensures you are paid properly.

Always have been able to set your own minimums.....it's called "throw your pelts back in YOUR truck and leave."


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Re: Letter from GFW [Re: DRF] #7751252
12/22/22 07:03 PM
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I got a letter from Trevor Barnes a few days ago.

Re: Letter from GFW [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7751265
12/22/22 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf

Always have been able to set your own minimums.....it's called "throw your pelts back in YOUR truck and leave."


^ This!


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Re: Letter from GFW [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7751271
12/22/22 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
Originally Posted by MattLA
Cool, now realize your value and set a minimum price for the beaver you trap to sell to GFW. Everything he listed you should have a rock bottom low that ensures you are paid properly.

Always have been able to set your own minimums.....it's called "throw your pelts back in YOUR truck and leave."


Very true and good advice for many Im sure. It also never hurts to try to negotiate, in my experience you would be shocked at what can happen.

Re: Letter from GFW [Re: MattLA] #7751343
12/22/22 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by MattLA
Cool, now realize your value and set a minimum price for the beaver you trap to sell to GFW. Everything he listed you should have a rock bottom low that ensures you are paid properly.

Just what would you set that rock bottom price at if you had 10 beaver?


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Re: Letter from GFW [Re: DRF] #7751366
12/22/22 08:27 PM
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It would help if trappers learned how to grade their fur , especially beaver. There are so many different uses and grades of fur quality that you could make a lot more marketing a seasons catch to several different sources. Unfortunately this applies to NORTHERN beaver primarily.

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Re: Letter from GFW [Re: DRF] #7751377
12/22/22 08:34 PM
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MattLA,
Have you ever negotiated with a fur buyer?


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Re: Letter from GFW [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7751484
12/22/22 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
MattLA,
Have you ever negotiated with a fur buyer?


Yes.

Originally Posted by MJM
Originally Posted by MattLA
Cool, now realize your value and set a minimum price for the beaver you trap to sell to GFW. Everything he listed you should have a rock bottom low that ensures you are paid properly.

Just what would you set that rock bottom price at if you had 10 beaver?


Are these southern or northern beaver. Green or fleshed. Holes or no holes. What size?

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Re: Letter from GFW [Re: MattLA] #7751493
12/22/22 10:15 PM
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Very true and good advice for many Im sure. It also never hurts to try to negotiate, in my experience you would be shocked at what can happen. [/quote]


Groenwald does not negotiate. Itís take it or leave.

Re: Letter from GFW [Re: DRF] #7751513
12/22/22 10:33 PM
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Groenwald does not negotiate. Itís take it or leave.

If I bring these 10 beaver pelts in, can I sell him the 2 or 4 that his price is acceptable to me, and "leave" with the rest? Or does he give a price for the 10 take or leave?

it's been years since I've sold to a local buyer, and never to Groenwald, since all the rural buyers went out of business it's now an hour drive to nearest raw fur buyer, only 10 min to an auction dropoff station so I ship. So I'm just curious how the process works today.

Re: Letter from GFW [Re: Quartermastersir] #7751540
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[quote=Quartermastersir]Groenwald does not negotiate. It’s take it or leave.

me and a buddy of mine took around 80 skinned coon to the facility around 10 to 12 years ago as he was grading them putting them in piles I would grab one out of a pile if I didn't think it belonged there. when he got down grading them I took the ones I pulled out of the piles and put them where I thought they belonged after he looked at them he agreed with me. it wasn't one of the groenwalds that was grading the fur

Re: Letter from GFW [Re: DRF] #7751541
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This cold spell plus the snow dump ended all my ambition of trapping beaver this winter. $50 average this spring and my interest will be engaged.

Re: Letter from GFW [Re: Quartermastersir] #7751544
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Originally Posted by Quartermastersir
Groenwald does not negotiate. Itís take it or leave.

If I bring these 10 beaver pelts in, can I sell him the 2 or 4 that his price is acceptable to me, and "leave" with the rest? Or does he give a price for the 10 take or leave?

it's been years since I've sold to a local buyer, and never to Groenwald, since all the rural buyers went out of business it's now an hour drive to nearest raw fur buyer, only 10 min to an auction dropoff station so I ship. So I'm just curious how the process works today.


He buys by the piece not the lot

Re: Letter from GFW [Re: DRF] #7751545
12/22/22 10:48 PM
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You can usually squeeze a couple more dollars out of them, but nothing market changing.

Buyers in general.


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Re: Letter from GFW [Re: DRF] #7751560
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When I sell tanned fur I dont dicker on the price.
I do give a discount for those that buy quantity.(10 or more skins of the same species)


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