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compare possum fur prices in your area
Jan 28th, 2014 at 3:03am
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This is a thread where people can list the price that possum fur buyers are paying in your area and compare it to other areas.
  

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Reply #1 - Jan 28th, 2014 at 3:08am
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In Kaitaia both Basically Bush and Dawson Furs are paying $100/Kg. That's hand plucked and machine plucked.
  

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Reply #2 - Jan 28th, 2014 at 3:49am
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Blackboard outside Wilsons in Wanganui was offering $105/kg on Sunday
  

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Sit on it boys, they will get the$$ up when the new players turn up, Cool Wink
  
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Reply #4 - Jan 29th, 2014 at 1:49am
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s55 wrote on Jan 28th, 2014 at 7:25am:
Sit on it boys, they will get the$$ up when the new players turn up, Cool Wink
 

Can you enlighten us about new players or their time of arrival????

I've been sitting on some fur and my plot hasn't been touched for a while. Always thought the current price was a bit low..
  

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Re: compare possum fur prices in your area
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s55 wrote on Jan 28th, 2014 at 7:25am:
Sit on it boys, they will get the$$ up when the new players turn up, Cool Wink
 

Are you talking about new buyers? I struggle to understand how it works. The newspapers all say that China can't get enough New Zealand possum fur, but the buyers tell us that China isn't buying much at the moment. Anyone know what's going on with that?
  

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Reply #6 - Jan 29th, 2014 at 6:48am
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Been told that a buyer is very keen to a fix price that keep the hunters happy and not be pissed around with,a buyer in china is  backer as far as the $$ go,the word be out soon.
  
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Reply #7 - Jan 30th, 2014 at 9:36am
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$100.00/kg at Wilkes in Feilding today
  
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Reply #8 - Jan 31st, 2014 at 8:11am
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Dawson Furs was paying $110 for hand plucked and $105 for machine plucked on Thursday, but then went to $105 for both on Friday. Got told some mumbo jumbo about China causing the prices to change, but couldn't get a clear answer how or why. We might have to wait for s55's mates to step in and save the day, or find a direct market to China ourselves.
  

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Reply #9 - Jan 31st, 2014 at 8:57am
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vindictivemob wrote on Jan 31st, 2014 at 8:11am:
Dawson Furs was paying $110 for hand plucked and $105 for machine plucked on Thursday, but then went to $105 for both on Friday. Got told some mumbo jumbo about China causing the prices to change, but couldn't get a clear answer how or why. We might have to wait for s55's mates to step in and save the day, or find a direct market to China ourselves.

they paid me here in dargaville 100 h/p b4 Xmas then went to 105 and sol to b/bush for 110 about 3wk ago but back to 100 at mo. Cry
  
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Reply #10 - Jan 31st, 2014 at 10:02am
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Forum moderators / admins:

How about creating a graph of the current average market rate for down / dried and green skins? It need not involve a lot of ongoing research - enough blokes have been reporting prices on the forum to provide useful data. You might even convince the buyers to indicate their current rates.

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Re: compare possum fur prices in your area
Reply #11 - Feb 2nd, 2014 at 4:51am
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I have wanted to do that in the past... but it was pretty much ignored.

I'm keen if it's okay with management but will need everyones help keeping it up to date.  This forum costs to run, but I wonder if for a small fee the buyers could let us know their current purchase price and we could update a table.
  

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Reply #12 - Feb 2nd, 2014 at 5:44am
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You never know. I guess the question is whether to try and produce a comparative current price index so hunters could compare, say, Dawson with BB, or to do a more anonymous average that merely indicates market-wide trends. Individual buyers may not be keen to have their rates so readily (and publicly) compared with those of competing outfits, but then again they might see it as cheap advertising ...

Kickstart wrote on Feb 2nd, 2014 at 4:51am:
I have wanted to do that in the past... but it was pretty much ignored.

I'm keen if it's okay with management but will need everyones help keeping it up to date.  This forum costs to run, but I wonder if for a small fee the buyers could let us know their current purchase price and we could update a table.

  

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Re: compare possum fur prices in your area
Reply #13 - Feb 3rd, 2014 at 1:35am
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well today b/ bush was 105 kg. for both and looking up was told
so we will see?
would gladly pass on info known on price @ the time i sell.
just trapping but it is what i do between jobs and sometimes aswel on the job. Wink
  
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Re: compare possum fur prices in your area
Reply #14 - Feb 3rd, 2014 at 8:42am
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Nice one everybody. I am also happy to share what the current prices are in my area. If someone is getting $100 in one part of the country and someone else is getting $150 in another for example, it could be a good idea to continue this thread or another, to keep everyone up to date and potentially get something organised to get together to make a larger amount so we all get top prices. The buyers have told me that their prices will be likely to go up in the winter.
  

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