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Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: mouth of the Susquehanna
Re: How many just process the hides then sell them?
They sell ok on ebay, but only the best ones will get you a price you like. XXXL raccoons #1 prime, XL and bigger red and grey foxes, big really nice coyotes, foxes and coyotes with the feet and claws, and any of these properly prepped for taxidermy. Good pics and descriptions are also helpful. You can do well if you have blond and black coyotes green skinned with feet still in, taxidermy grade.
Now one warning about ebay- the market comes and goes weekly, so one week people may be going nuts over your foxes, and the next not at all.
A good way to sell furs on ebay is to get alot of each species tanned. Moyles has a quantity discount that is very good once you hit 21 of the same animal. You can then sell the pelts for the same rough price and make an ok profit. Sell 1 or 2 of each species a week.
I sell mountable pelts as well as some non mountable tanned foxes. Sometimes you only get your starting price, other times you get surprised. Last year I had a pretty smaller female red, all prepped for a full mount and salt dried, and the bidding went to 107.00 or something. The fox had some white toes. I had very nice pics too.
Keep in mind your raw fur- attach fur shipping tags. You should have a disclaimer in your listing as well- "legal for me to sell on my end, you are responsible for knowing the laws on your end- USA shipping only".