Well for those of you who read my first post about this guy, here's the rest of the story. Got another phone call last night (thursday, 16th) and this taxidermist tells me that the total I owe on the mount is not $75 but $125. I have already paid $275 to this guy for the $350 mount. From the beginning I knew my cape was messed up. I shot the buck in the neck (spine shot). So the cape had a hole in it. When I took it to the processor's the processor caped it for me. The taxidermist says that this guy caped it wrong and the cape is ruined. I also told the taxidermist to just sew up the hole I shot in the neck (it only went in one side) and even if it didn't look right, I could always say "THAT's WHERE I SHOT HIM". Well this guy tells me that he'll have to get another cape for my buck. He does not say this will cost me anything (until last night). He's going to charge me $50 for a new cape. He told me in NOVEMBER this year that he had a cape donated to him and that he would give it to me for free. Well now, last night, he denies saying that, ever. This guy is clearly not a Christian. And he's clearly not been in business long, nor will he be in business long. I kept my cool though, usually I'm a hot-head, but I'm tired of this mess. I'm ready for it to be over with. Then the guy had to go and tell me that I CALLED WAY TOO MUCH over the past year about my buck. I called probably a total of 6 times. I explained to him that if he would've given me an accurate time frame on my mount, then I would not have had to call. He said I was supposed to "trust him with MY trophy". I then explained to him that I don't know him from Adam and how should I know if he skipped town and took my money and rack because of all the lies he's been telling? He thought that was funny. I'm glad. Then he proceeded to tell me that I needed to understand that he's doing me a service. haha yes, he did say that literally. I replied "sir, without me wanting your 'service' you would have no job". He went quiet on that one. I finally broke down and told this guy, "listen, when you called tonight and first told me about the $50 extra, it really didn't surprise me because all you've been doing this year is screwing me around. I'll tell you what, I'll pay you the extra $50 and you just lost a customer. You'll never see any money from me again, nor my family, nor my friends, nor alot of people in this community because when I'm asked about my experience with you, I'm going to have to tell the truth. $50 to me is worth it to end this 'relationship' with you. I'll be there tomorrow with the $125 and we'll go our seperate ways". My wife is the one who is really upset. She has "told" me that she's coming along! hahaha
We ARE going to report him to the better business bureau, and my wife actually knows a lady who works at our state capital...
All in all I told my wife, now we know about this guy and we'll stay away from him. Like I said, my buck was no monster, but he is sentimental to me. It's the first buck I have gotten since my son was born. Plus we took pictures of me and my boy with this buck. It means alot to me. I'm just glad that this situation will be over with.
I hate doing this, but people need to be informed by this. I'm not going to give the guys name, but I will give the business b/c sometimes taxidermists do business with out of stater's. Here it is guys,
This guy also makes decoys (which to me are overpriced) and I would definately stay away
from them as well. Here's a link to them... The "GUY" i've been referring to is in the video. doubleheaderdecoys.com