Excellent posts, men.... I never ever have minded paying proper money for proper goods...it's only when the goods are substandard, being passed off as "el primo" I struggle. Thanks for the cutting tips.
This link may be of interest. Note the prices for 100 plus pelts........
It would be very interesting to compare the quality of dyed pelts "pre-zonked" from the shop link above, to the uncut dyed pelts as supplied by the folks back east.