CHEAP HUNTS-ARE THEY REALLY BAD?

Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by Paw Print, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. Paw Print

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    Cheap can also mean "worth more than its cost"
    When starting this thread I mentioned in inverted commas that some hunts I sell can be considered as "cheap" this is in comparison to hunts advertised on this forum,albeit to determine cheap or average price proper research will have to be done involving all outfitters in various provinces. One of the reasons for this thread is to determine potential client perception off lower priced hunts. Of course demographic plays a very large role in the marketing of all products, that being the reason for pre-selecting a target market before one starts your marketing campaign.
    On the other hand all of us do not have the same sums when determining our bottom-line. Some outfitters own property and have very large expenses on salaries,maintenance,fodder etc. Others hunt non-owned properties and have a fixed cost which makes the sum easier. I for one own butcheries where carcasses get turned into value added products such as biltong,various sausages and other delicasies, for me this puts a total different perspective on income and cost which gets directly transferred to my clients.
     
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    As mentioned in my earlier post....correct.
    I differ from opinion on "cheap" though so we can settle on that Pieter.
    As far as clients perception goes lower priced safari's will draw attention allot faster than the norm...

    The reason for this being internet based marketing in many ways not very personable.

    My top end safari's are agreed upon over a table in an eye ball to eye ball in itself very personal, trying to market the latter on a forum would be futile to say the least...

    Once again I'm only talking out of my personal experience and not for anyone else.
    My best always.
     
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    I settle on that, that is the whole purpose of the exercise ,determining opinions.
     
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    I had a little Bushmills 21 in honour of St Pattys day yesterday. Had to upgrade from that Jameson's stuff.
    Speaking about something that is 5X the drink rates.
     
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    Hit the nail on the head. I have been on several "cheap" hunts, cheap being a relative term here. All were researched to the nuts and proven to be truly good deals. Nothing was lacking in terms of trophy quality, care and attention, accomodations, or anything else that I could see.

    Truly good deals generally come with either short notice bookings or when an outfitter cannot sell his quota any other way. I have hunted on both and saved thousands of $$$. In fact I am sure I could do a 10 day safari with the $$$ I have saved (if life really worked that way that is LOL).
     
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    I think I am making out with my so called cheap hunt I booked with pieter.I get to ride in a new truck plus now i know I am going to eat good as he has a butcher shop to.I cant lose on this deal.lol :kt:
     
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    Here are other keywords:
    - affordable hunts
    - bargain hunts
    - budget hunts
    - easy on the pocketbook/wallet hunts
    - hunt deals
    - hunts on sale
    - free hunts
    - value hunts
    - inexpensive hunts
    - low cost hunts
    - low price hunts
     
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    Thanks for the thread. This is great info for us new guys. I just happened to stumble into my first booking and had Forest Gump luck on my side. I have no point of reference yet but it appears that all hunts are about as cheap as a free puppy when every animal in Africa sounds exciting to hunt.
     
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    Thanks Jerome,

    The word "Cheap" is a relative word, but I think it was the wrong choice of word to start this post!

    I have been on both ends of the spectrum as far as African hunts go. I have not received much more or less with either hunt. I look for the best deal for the amount of expendable dollars I have.

    Point being, the offers I received from my posts on AH for a lioness/copper springbuck hunt from well respected outfitters and the one getting all the bashing here are pretty similar, a couple days difference and couple hundred dollars. So does that make one worse than the other?
    One could supply the springbuck and other could not.

    "A dream can be relived, again and again in Africa."
     

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