Business trends.

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Business trends.

Postby Cedric » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:27 am

I was wondering how much the current recession has been affecting levels of business for farriers in different parts of the country. Anyone care to share their local experiences ?

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Re: Business trends.

Postby john ford » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:32 pm

With so many new farriers getting qualified, it is very easy to find a farrier to help for a day or two when one gets very busy over certain periods. Many clients who loose their horse are not replacing them, and many in the Bristol area, particularly those who only ride on all-weather-surfaces are having the shoes removed to go bare-foot. The prices charged for shoeing are now holding at 2010 prices, with farriers reluctant to increase the price of shoeing for fear of loosing the trade they have.

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Re: Business trends.

Postby ferrador » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:23 pm

just had a newbie advertise his expert services on ebay , started at £10.00 , clients saw this , booked a load in at about £12.00 . he couldnt back out , ebay rules say he had been paid he had to honour , frc the same , .

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