PLUS shipping there and back.Asajoe1 said:My brother and I tanned 2 hides ourselves years ago. We sent away for a kit which wasn't very much at that time and bought 2 large plastic garbage cans to use. He still has his after 30+ years and I gave mine to my fiancee. A taxi. would have to prep the hide for you hence the higher price. I was told that when a taxi. sends them to the tannery it costs him $75 per hide.