I appreciate the support, gents!
I've finally received my new laptop and as soon as I get a chance to reply to the comments on my giveaway, I will....just trying to get caught up on computer work and orders at the same time.
days good but two fiddy a pop gonna busta brotha
I understand, if my jigs seem like they're high priced to you. To be honest, I don't blame you for thinking that. If you don't mind, perhaps I can help educate you on this (not just you, sir, but MANY people).
I pay all the taxes a state and federally compliant baitmaker is supposed to pay. I don't lie and evade taxes, I don't claim that I'm tying jigs for friends, I don't sell my wholesale material illegally and perhaps these types of practices have given the community the wrong impression about what REAL LEGAL PRICES should look like. Not counting what a man turns in on his business at the end of the year (which cost me just over $3,300 last year - in addition to what I paid throughout the year), he's also legally bound to pay 8.25% state sales tax as well as 10% on ALL SALES quarterly. Anyone who sales materials from wholesale companies is bound to his contract and agrees that he will not break down materials and repackage them. Anything different is a breach of contract and bold face lie to most companies (this isn't hearsay, I have accounts with these companies and do business with them often). Additionally, many of the wholesalers require a FORTY PERCENT markup on all consumer packs! When I say I can look at your prices and know whether you're paying taxes, I mean it genuinely, not sarcastically.
This will explain a little better: What it means to be LEGAL in the fishing industy...
Hope everyone is fishing more than me!