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  • What Would You Pay?

    This goes in conjuction with this thread:
    http://www.redtailboas.com/cgi-bin/y...num=1053702317
    And:
    http://www.redtailboas.com/cgi-bin/y...num=1051474812

  • #2
    Re: What Would You Pay?

    Well I don't care as long as I am happy, but breeders do need to keep in mind that if the price is to high the breeder will have an almost impossible time selling the snake regardless of how pretty the morph is or how rare the morph is.

    I have seen some ball python morphs priced at $10,000+ and that is outrageous. Putting a high price tag on the morphs of snakes is fine however,  breeders do need to keep the prices affordable.

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    • #3
      Re: What Would You Pay?

      Well you all know where I stand... and look out beeders I will sink you if I can.... Just a thought... There quit a few people out there on my side... would hate for you to have to wait to make all your money back on a pair that would be horrible...
      Eric aka...Red

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      • #4
        Re: What Would You Pay?

        Oh I have to say one more thing... I only see this on the ball pythons... I don't look at priecs on all the rest of them... but I have seen a noticable drop in price of albino boas and other snakes as well but ball pythons have not... So just so every body understands..
        Eric aka...Red

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        • #5
          Re: What Would You Pay?

          Most of those $10,000 dollar snakes are ones that they don't really want to sell so they put that ticket on it and if someone does want to buy it then they'll part with the snake.
          If I have a new Corn morph, but it cost me say $300.00 for they pair that I bred and money to power incubators, and money to feed the pair, and money to feed the hatchlings when born, and the time to take care of them how much should I charge for the babies? I mean how much is our time worth also? I'm used to making between $14.00 and $20.00 and hour in the work world. Maybe the correct thing to do is document my time so I can see what I should be charging per snake. I'll bet no one would pay that price, but that is also my point. If I sell that new morph from $80 to $100 that should be fine and I would still lose money by my above concept. It's crazy the way people think their wallet is more important than your time. I have and will continue to turn down offers that are taking down the price of one of my reptiles. There are enough people that buy from me at my prices and no why with larger hatchlings and great support after the sale! What is all that worth? I'll turn down offers that reduce the value of what I produce. Don't get me wrong I'm not about making a ton of money on my reptiles because that's not why I do it, but I should make something for my time and the money to support my reptiles. They pay for their own upkeep and that's needed when you get into the numbers that I and other breeders keep. This has happened so often: I have a snake for sale for $100 plus shipping and some emails me "Will you take $50.00 shipped because that's all I'll pay". They expect me to even answer that insult. I don't even respond to people like that because I was raised that if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all! How many of you would find that insulting. Maybe the person emails and says " I really can't afford $100 plus shipping, could you maybe sell him for the $100 and include the shipping in that?" I would answer that person and maybe even do that, but to insult any breeder like that you shouldn't expect a response. It comes down to one thing that needs to happen. The breeders throughout the nation need to be brought together with fixed pricing on reptiles. Then you can only get a Boa or Python for one set price and then all that matters is quality and the breeders after the sale customer service. Obviously that will never happen, but what could happen is breeders become more firm on their prices.

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          • #6
            Re: What Would You Pay?

            Come on and vote. Everyones been checking it out. I know you'll put your thoughts here by at least taking part in the poll.

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            • #7
              Re: What Would You Pay?

              Hi,
              I can tell you that the three snakes I have bought from MR C English are of exceptional quality. He has provided me with what I consider to be a high end boa at a resonable price. I am grateful for my boa's. Many pet store animals are loaded with health problems and will sooner or later become very ill.
               Some people are lucky,health wise  with pet store animals ,,I ve seen boa's that are lookers as babies turn brown and fade as they age into that wild looking boa's...  After investing a couple years of feeding all my boa's are puppy dog sweet and are a pleasure to own and watch as they improve. I tried to explain this on a post to a possible new boa owner the importance of genitcs if your gonna keep a boa.
               Thats why many boa's suffer in really poor cages because their owners don't want to invest the time and money in trying to provide a perfect environment for their boa's..
                      I really hate seeing all them boa's crammed in a cage at the pet store cause they are at 6 ft... DUH they are large boids.
               Doug    
               Sorry if I was rich I'lld have a rescue for reptiles and they would have to pay out the nose to get one. Classes required to adopt.. hehe

                   

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              • #8
                Re:What Would You Pay?

                I do agree with T.C. that quality is very important, but the breeders still need to keep the prices reasonable and for the most part, most good breeders do keep their snakes at affordable prices, so I really don't see what all the complaining about the prices of Ball Pythons is all about, I paid $83 dollars for mine and she was worth every penny, because ball pythons can live for 20-30 years posibly even longer & she is sweet as can be.

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                • #9
                  Re:What Would You Pay?

                  8) I voted on quality, thats very important and as for price yeah sometimes its alittle crazy but if your paying a high price for a very nice CB healthy thats a garunteed animal then i can see that.. But i have seen alot of people pay a high price and also get ripped off.. Quality is important and so is a reputable breeder, dealer, seller...... 8)

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                  • #10
                    Re:What Would You Pay?

                    I agree that breeders can keep their prices reasonable. My point is that $100.00 is very reasonable for a snake with good markings and healthy. With shipping extra. I noticed everyone wants me to ship them snakes, but nobody wants to pay for shipping. ???

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                    • #11
                      Re:What Would You Pay?

                      Just right in a avrage price for shipping into the price of the snake... then people think they got a good deal...
                      That is what I would do...
                      I think that a great look'in snake is the top priority but the pocket book of the person giving me the snake I don't care so much...
                      I don't care when I get a pair of nikes for 10 bucks when they were 60 to start with it does not phase me at all.. I don't sit around and think about how nike may go out of buisness because I get a cheap pair of shoes... buisness is buisness.. Oh ya baby...
                      Eric aka...Red

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