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How much will people pay?
I recently received my 2022 Archery catalog from Bass Pro. I’m not looking for any items and probably need to be selling some. So I’m thumbing through the catalog and I get to page 88 and I was astounded. Who is willing to pay over $4K for a crossbow? What would the resale value be on a used model?
It is not an investment, simply an ultra modern weapon. Plenty of hunters will pay it.
A friend took one that cost over $5k to Canada this year. Makes me feel a little better when I purchase a new compound;-)
I’m sure they’ll sell a bunch of them. There’s always someone out there that will pay the asking price, no matter how high it is.
Some will do, say, or pay anything to make believe they're a bowhunter
Few years ago I said the same thing when I saw the $1000 battery garmin bowsight came out….hell of a sight to have die when your trophy animal is 20 yards then goes to 47 and stops and you sail an arrow over his back because you had to guess with your 20 pin that supposedly always stays lit even if it dies
We auctioned off that exact crossbow at our Disabled Hunter Program banquet this Spring. Never thought it would bring enough to meet the “reserve” but it did no problem! Apparently there is a solid market for them!
Crossbow guys all say the same thing, it's amazing what you can afford when you no longer enjoy the company of women.
Guys pay thousands to go on a 1 week hunt for 1 animal. Why would they not pay thousands for a weapon they can use for several hunts each year for many years.
The weapon is the cheap part of hunting if you take the time to analyze the numbers.
I'm more surprised anyone still flips through the Bass Pro catalog.
That’s hilarious Brotsky!!!
“I’m old and it doesn’t take much to amuse me !”
Best response goes to Brotsky!!
Those scoped beasts can snuff out a bull elk at well over 100 yards. Cheap archery weapon when considers all the other costs.
$40-60 an acre to lease ground x 50-200 acres $500 tag and license $1500 a week food and lodging $60k truck to get there $1500 in camo and ozonics and hecs suit $1000 taxidermy bill $300 for processing Im sure i missed a few things, and im not trying to be a smartass, but this is real for a whole lot of hunters
$4000 is cheap over several seasons
2000 is twice a cheap over several Seasons. At 1000.00 rig is a quarter as cheap.
One can amortize / justify anything down to something that someone is willing to pay.
There are broadheads referenced on another thread that are $200 per head / $2,400 dozen.
Well............if i get three elk with that head and use it for five years, and figure that my other costs spent in those 5 years to hunt elk are 8,000/year or 40K then that head that costs $200/$2400 is immaterial against the 40K. heck, one could say spening $500 a head is not a big deal relative to....................."X"
Ok so does that make the head "worth it and a necessary justifiable expenditure" or is it stupid since ever other head in the world costs less and 95% of them would do the same thing?
Only if you can get Bishop Archery to custom make you some bolts for that puppy.
It is not about the money, it is about making the filling of one's tag much, much easier. Guys will pay about anything to do that.
It’s ridiculous. Just like $1800 compounds. Or $3000 trad bows. Unless you want them.
Most of the guys who point it out aren’t jealous. Only can’t fathom the rationalization it takes to actually pay that for something that can be bought for $3700 less. Maybe not 500 fps then but, 500 fps isn’t needed to kill anything on the planet.
I’ll say it. It’s stupid.
A friend paid $80.00 per bolt for that weapon.
Almost matches the cost of a decent rifle . :^)
About like paying $2k for a bow setup...
Like my pappy told me, "if you have nothing good to say so don't say it" and I won't.
Bought my daughters a crossbow so they can hunt with me during our bow season and before my place gets crowded for rifle season. Been pretty fun while they’re getting better with compounds. Camofire/400$
Whole family can use it. Tons of time saved compared to practicing and tinkering with a bow.
Holds zero appeal to me but I would bet they are selling plenty.
jjs, those are wise words;)
Apparently a lot of handicapped folks out there.
Rich was that bow the one that exploded while sitting untouched in the hunters lap?
I'mall for capitalism but that ain't cool.