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Taxidermist outrage?

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    I thought my Africa experience couldn't get worse. For those of you who haven't read my report, it's here (http://www.africahunting.com/south-a...n-safaris.html).

    Now, 16 months later i hear from the taxidermist. They tanned a steenbuck hide and a warthog hide. Bleached both skulls. Cost...

    $4,360.00. Without shipping.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by bctlaw View Post
    I thought my Africa experience couldn't get worse. For those of you who haven't read my report, it's here (http://www.africahunting.com/south-a...n-safaris.html).

    Now, 16 months later i hear from the taxidermist. They tanned a steenbuck hide and a warthog hide. Bleached both skulls. Cost...

    $4,360.00. Without shipping.

    Ben
    just those 4 things?

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    Are you sure they are not charging you in rand? If you convert the charge it would be 428.00 US dollars.

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    That is what I am hoping. But they used dollar signs instead of R's. I asked the question, and will update when i hear.

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    HOLY CRAP!

    I suggest they look at the name on the invoice and send you the proper one.

    When you are ready please let us know who to avoid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntsolo101 View Post
    Are you sure they are not charging you in rand? If you convert the charge it would be 428.00 US dollars.
    I hope so!
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    There has to be a problem! No way should it cost that much, $500 sounds more in the ball park.

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    WOW to price and WOW to the time span! 16 months!! I hunted in RSA in May and my animals are on their way home already. I had 10 shoulder mounts and numerous rugs. Hunters and Collectors in Port Elizabeth took very good care of me!

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    Hey Ben,
    If you are uncomfortable posting any details of the taxidermist here on the thread, you are welcome to PM me the details of the taxidermist and maybe a copy of the invoice. I will contact them and see what I can figure out and do for you from this side.

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    Thank you, Marius. I'll give them a few days to clear up the Rand/Dollar question. I might take you up on tour offer.

    Ben

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    IT WAS RAND!!!!!!!! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by bctlaw View Post
    IT WAS RAND!!!!!!!! :-D
    Goods news. Finally.
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    Great to hear Ben!
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