How much do you usually pay?

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

  1. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Will you be selling wholesale or retail?? It will make a huge difference, in your prices...
     
  3. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    BowChickaBowMow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10c for large
    6c for small (from pet supply store)
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:For my reptiles....

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

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    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

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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