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A year ago the target manufactures implemented two-three target price hikes on all of us shooters. They said this was due to the high price of oil and the amount of pitch used and freight costs, everyone remember? Well, oil and fuel are down about 70% and when will we see a target decrease???? Surely a price drop is due....
 

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From what conversations I've had with a couple of people who order targets for their clubs, the price of targets is not dropping, but one distributor was not adding a fuel surcharge as they had been during the last year or so. We don't need a shipment of targets right now, but are considering buying them anyway out of concern that fuel prices will go up again and the fuel surcharge will be tacked back on.
 

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what are you charging per round? edwardsburg(s.w.mich.) conservation club,our prices are $3.50/25 targets for members,$4.50 non members,& $1.75/round for youth shooters(members or not) high school age & under,the youth price shure has help'd to bring out the kids& usually their parents will shoot a few moor rounds,win- win situation. mark
 

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There is only one supplier of pitch in the east (sorry, but I don't know about the west). If and when they drop the price of pitch, you might see a reduction in the price of targets. As noted above, you should see the fuel surcharge disappear. Many clubs have their winter supply of targets, so you might not see any adjustment at the club level until spring ... provided the price of oil doesn't make another dramatic rise in the near future. Bill Malcolm
 

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What exactly is "pitch" as it is used in targets? Is it pitch as we have known it in chimney fires years ago? Do the target manufacturers do continiuos research and experimentation?
 

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I am sure glad that most of you are shooters because you sure don't know crap about business costs and pricing.

Don
 

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Don, You are correct. Unfortunately, because of that, it becomes very difficult to try and run a club on a break even basis. There are too many small clubs that are subsidizing their shooters unknowingly, and the shooters don't care. Shoot well and often, Bob
 

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I was told yesterday that there's been a $.45 reduction in price by the case, by the truckload, delivered to our club and that transportation costs are down. Whether it's all in transportation or a little of each wasn't asked nor verified.....breakemall.....Bob Dodd

Aha, see Sir Murray's thread on the reduction on price of White Flyers....BD
 

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White Flyer has announced price decrease



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Info appeared on the trapshooters.com website:

Subject: White Flyer Targets Announces Price Decrease
From: Target13
Email: [email protected]
Date: Sat, Nov 15, 2008 - 09:36 PM ET
Website Address: www.whiteflyer.com

Since another thread had started on this site in regards to current Target Pricing, I felt it was necessary to start a second and pass on the great news to shooters and gun clubs alike ....." Effective on all orders scheduled to ship beginning Monday, November 10th (last week), White Flyer lowered it's target pricing $0.45 per case on ALL Pitch Target orders and $0.55 on all Biodegradable Target orders". This PRICE DECREASE was percipitated by lower pricing on raw materials used to manufacture White Flyer Targets and "we" felt it was extremely important to pass these onto our customers as "we" received them.

Understanding the situation and knowing the adverse effect pricing had caused to our clay target shooting sports and gun clubs over the past six months, this lowering of raw material pricing hopefully will have a positive effect. Although we all see the barrel of oil pricing and pump prices continue to go down to pricing not seen in over a year, the target manufacturer's are still faced with the situation that the number of raw material suppliers are limited. Although pricing at the pumps has "nose-dived", our material costs have NOT enjoyed the same and these "savings and decreases" have not been passed onto all of us in the same amount nor as quickly. WE know that this is frustrating to both shooters and gun clubs and hard to understand, especially when they see their local gasoline pump pricing in the $1.70 per gallon range.

Needless to say, White Flyer Targets felt it was necessary to pass these decreases onto the gun clubs as soon as possible. Over the past month, we have heard your complaints and requests for lower pricing ..... unfortunately, we were unable to respond because decreases were not being passed onto us. Now, we finally are able to do something and understanding the current situation with pricing on items like ammunition; firearms and reloading supplies among other things, hopefully the Shooting Sports will begin to pick up again.

Should there be any questions out there, any of us at White Flyer will be glad to try to answer them for you. Normally, "we" would not use this forum to announce "price changes" - our White Flyer Distributors across the United States and Canada have been advised ahead of time and are the first to be aware of any pricing changes. Yet, based on previous threads that have surfaced over the past couple of days, we, nevertheless, felt that it was important to report the facts and what is currently occurring.

All of us at White Flyer and the Shooting Sports know that the past few months have been "nightmares" and we ALL sincerely appreciate the patience and understanding that you have shown. Hopefully, this and other factors, will signal a positive turn and we can all attend more events and shoot more of the Clay Target games in 2009 and beyond.

We continue to appreciate your support and business - without you, the shooter and gun club, businesses like ours cannot be successful and our Shooting Sports cannot grow. Good or bad, please do not hesitate to continue to let us know your thoughts;ideas and concerns - we need your constant input.

On behalf of our White Flyer Staff, we'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a upcoming Happy Thanksgiving and Holiday season.

Thanks again for your business and support.

The Staff of White Flyer Targets
 
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