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Richpp1989
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Richpp1989
   Old Thread  #658 13 Jul 2022 at 7.01pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #635
All though I donít use your bait donít be put off over some idiots on social media, £8 a kilo is not a lot of money that is still pretty reasonable in my eyes. Real anglers wonít care problem you have now is so many new anglers just want cheap **** bait that is being knocked up in a shed somewhere for next to nothing and donít care about the quality, the people who do wonít be going anywhere

As said already most of us sit behind a lot of moneys worth of gear whatís a extra couple pound on bait?
snapper1
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snapper1
   Old Thread  #657 13 Jul 2022 at 6.50pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #656
Premium products sell,
mattycarphunter
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mattycarphunter
   Old Thread  #656 13 Jul 2022 at 6.29pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #655
You make a premium product that works. Don't be afraid to charge a premium price. Most anglers are sitting behind a couple of grand's worth of kit these days, a tenner a kilo for bait won't put the anglers that value quality off at all.
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #655 13 Jul 2022 at 6.04pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #653
I have been in quite a few factories over the last decade and the one thing you donít see is high quality products! There are exceptions of course and they will be companies who ride out this storm.
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #654 13 Jul 2022 at 6.02pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #652
Too true mate
mark1009
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   Old Thread  #653 13 Jul 2022 at 5.50pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #652
I'm sure the costs have been kept down by reducing the quality for years. We have reached a point where reducing the quality is no longer viable. Bite the bullet and buy quality bait even if it's expensive. Better to use less of higher quality. Unless you're fishing a mud hole stuffed eith starving fish. Why would you even want to?
Frenzy
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Frenzy
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   Old Thread  #652 13 Jul 2022 at 5.43pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #651
Too be honest mate, anglers have had it all too easy for many years now, its the smaller bait producer i feel for
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #651 13 Jul 2022 at 5.07pm  2  Login    Register
In reply to Post #650
I guess thatís what we will do then.
Just ordered another ton of pellets and all of them have gone up a fiver per sack!
Iím gonna sit down and do all the pricing again this weekend. Tough times for us anglers right now
Glenn_B
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Glenn_B
   Old Thread  #650 13 Jul 2022 at 5.01pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #644
Keep the quality Gav. If the price goes up it goes up. For me, and lots of others the quality of ingredients list is paramount. Use the best you can but bait smart. Quality will always outscore quantity in the long run😎
Frenzy
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Frenzy
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   Old Thread  #649 13 Jul 2022 at 1.26pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #644
its madness, the whole ingredient/food trade has gone completely bonkers.

think anglers will still buy, but as you say, in lower amounts and source cheap particles etc to bulk it out.

i wouldnt hesitate in taking 100kg of boillies to France, i wont this yr
dalej2014
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dalej2014
   Old Thread  #648 13 Jul 2022 at 12.14pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #644
As others have said I say keep the quality even if it increases the price. We're all feeling the price increases with fuel prices and other factors driving everything to silly levels.

Re boilies I suspect most of your customer use Handcraft for the quality, rather than cheap pricing, because we want the best, not the cheapest.
I personally bait lightly anyway. If everyone did this the fish would likely drop a bit of weight, but who's to say that isn't good for them in the long run?
Also less rotting/wasted bait means cleaner water, more oxygen etc. So lots of benefits I think.
Mind you I'm only one customer. You may want to survey your customer base to see what's viable, as it's a business you have to sustain, after all.

Fingers crossed for you. I., for one, sincerely hope you can remain supplying the excellent baits you do.
Spike
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Spike
   Old Thread  #647 13 Jul 2022 at 12.08pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #644
Yeah Iíd just club together with me mate and get 50kg + a time
MiniWelsh
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MiniWelsh
   Old Thread  #646 13 Jul 2022 at 11.31am  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #644
You are always going to get a number of people who are 100% price focussed. In the current climate I get it and won't slag them off, but I would suggest they use less boilie and bulk out their feed with pellets or particles and continue to use as high a quality boilie as they can. I use your hookbaits, as they are quality. I use the same bait manufacturer as I have for a number of years as again it is quality, if he puts his prices up £1 or 2 a kilo it won't stop me buying from him, same with your hookbaits. Won't leave home without sting and banoffee as have served me so well in the last 9 months or so since I 1st ordered from you
snapper1
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snapper1
   Old Thread  #645 13 Jul 2022 at 10.53am  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #644
Yes just a bit less maybe
Talking for myself it's whatever it takes still
keeperboy
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   Old Thread  #644 13 Jul 2022 at 10.49am  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #642
Just heard this morning egg albumin next time will be over 400 quid! Just crazy crazy money.
Do you all think anglers will still buy but perhaps buy less? I know that when I went on my fishing holidays this year that I was gonna take exactly what bait I needed and the cost never came into my head. I also see more lads joining together to get the bulk deals.
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