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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ace_king_brahma, May 27, 2008.

  1. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Songster

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    Well the worm farm is coming along very nicely! And I have a few hundred pinhead crickets. I'm curious as to how much people pay for their pet treats. I plan to sale my worms and crickets and trying to come up with a fair price.

    I was paying:

    in San Antonio:

    50 count regular mealworms- $2.99
    small crickets- $0.12 each
    large crickets- $0.24 each

    here in Castroville:

    36 count mealworms- $3.79

    I'm thinking maybe selling my worms at 50 counts. I can get bait cups cheap and the worms are inexpensive to grow so the high prices for them seem unfair to me. Though I do admit shipping is getting more and more expensive.
     
  2. Dixiedoodle

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    Will you be selling wholesale or retail?? It will make a huge difference, in your prices...
     
  3. Ace_king_brahma

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    retail at first but if things keep up the way they are going I will be able to eventually sell in bulk. I already have a few people interested who stop at my shop. And a few friends who want to buy a few when they go fishing.
     
  4. BowChickaBowMow

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    10c for large
    6c for small (from pet supply store)
     
  5. Quote:For my reptiles....

    I pay $17 shipped for 1,000 crickets
    $22 shipped for 1,000 superworms
     
  6. gumpsgirl

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    Here in VA I am paying $3.00 for 30 meal worms. [​IMG]
     
  7. lengel

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    I've paid up to $5.00 for 24 large crickets in a self-sustaining environment (those plastic boxes with a piece of egg crate and some of that green stuff that they can eat). That way, I don't have to feed my bearded dragon as soon as I get home.

    A la carte, I pay 10 cents each.
     
  8. Ace_king_brahma

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    Okay I feel a little better seeing I'm not the only one who is charged too much for these critters. I remember in the late 90's I was buying crickets at the large size for: ten to nine cents each and three to four cents for smalls. And $1.99 for 50 count of mealworms of the regular size. Now ten years later I'm paying twice that. When I started raising the worms and crickets I figured they would be expensive to rear but they are really cheap!

    $17 for a 1,000? Now that is a deal!

    Considering things do you all think $2 for a 50 count of regular sized mealworms would be a fair price?

    I'm thinking five cents for large crickets and three for small ones. Hoping to start selling at my shop in the next month or two.
     
  9. Well, I spoke too soon. Their prices are now $19.95 for 1,000, shipped. Which still isn't too bad. [​IMG]
     
  10. Ace_king_brahma

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    That really is still a good deal. That is roughly 2 cents a cricket. I already have potential buyers since my customers are tired of travelling 15 miles to pay a quarter a cricket. I would love to eventaully sell them in bulk at that kind of price.

    Thanks for the help to those who replied.
     

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