ScaupHunter wrote:$45 for a decoy that sounds like it was painted with water colors? If the decoy is 25 inches long it should have been more along the lines of $100 to $125 for a goose size decoy. The wood duck paint job which is complex should have been a big part of that cost. There are plenty of good American decoys companies out there.
I make my own foamers. I cannot imagine having my paint ever run. Each coats gets a week cure time in hot weather and a month in cool weather. I also don't ever use paint that would run in the rain.
goosehunter64 wrote:They use to be a great company. I had a few...and even with water based paints...nothing ran together. They floated and looked like cork..is what I liked about them...but I never really had an paint issues....now, C/S is another whole ball of wax. To say one thing and do another to a customer....yer done, game over. Sorry you had to go through what you went through.
MassDecoyCarver wrote:That's too bad. I have a few Quack black ducks in my spread and I repaint them myself when needed. I like the decoys, soft bodies, movable heads, etc. Pretty much bullet proof.
I stopped by their facility (an old mill building) in Pawtucket, RI a few years ago and had a chance to chat with Ken in his office. Very nice guy, but perhaps as he's getting pretty old, some of the basic business practices are slipping away.
That being said, I would still buy any old ones that I find at yard sales, repaint them and add to my spread.
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