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Pred Call and $$$$hipping.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by cooch, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. cooch

    cooch Well-Known Member

    Hi all.

    Looking at ordering in one of the Foxpro e-callers, but baulked when the first online retailer that I tried wanted to charge roughly $150US for P&H to Australia.:what: Having bought items from the US before, I know that it doesn't cost that much.

    The local importer charges as tho it costs him the same to get 'em mailed in... which would damned near double the price of the unit (Hellfire model).

    As anyone prepared to suggest an online retailer who does not practice daylight robbery when it comes to P&H?

    Regards.... Peter
  2. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    I think for that kind of money I'd get an el-cheapo "baby boom-box", a computer speaker and some speaker wire. I'd use cassette tapes. :)

    Or use a mouth-blow.
  3. cooch

    cooch Well-Known Member

    Art...Some of us just like our toys.
    Besides, I can't call foxes with a mouth call, for sour apples.
  4. Sav .250

    Sav .250 Well-Known Member

    Keep looking!
  5. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Aside from being a cheapskate, I'm lazy. I'd set the boom-box on the hood of my truck and wait for a coyote. Worked well enough that I never tried to do other than use a mouth call. :)
  6. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Well-Known Member

    I dunno COOCH... That sounds so out of line as to be an honest mistake. Did you use the site's shipping calculator, was it posted on the site or did an individual communicate the number to you?

    In our dealings with the UK (though I see you're of the emancipated regions) of late we've been absolutely hammered on non "gift" transactions in almost a protectionist manner.
  7. cooch

    cooch Well-Known Member

    Posted on the site.

    Most ebay sellers are quoting $40-$60 US.
    FoxPro quoted my about $75
  8. Bobson

    Bobson Well-Known Member

    If you're a handy guy, I'd make one. Even if you aren't particularly handy, it doesn't seem extremely difficult. A few different sites offer step by step instructions, and then you just use a memory card or something similar to play sounds that you generally download for free.

    This site is one such place. It looks shoddy and homemade, but don't let that bother you. There's an obscene amount of information on the site.

    Another step-by-step guide for a homemade electronic call can be found here. It includes a list of the specific parts needed.

    Finally, here's a youtube video of a third homemade electronic call.
  9. shaggy430

    shaggy430 Well-Known Member

    Google Varmint Al. I made one of his E-callers and it works awesome. One piece of advice though, don't use your everyday iPod to play the sounds. Nothing is worse than playing music at a party and going from Led Zeppelin to dying rabbit on shuffle.
  10. Bobson

    Bobson Well-Known Member

    :p That's the link for it.
  11. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    + 1 on varmint AL's build

    And +1 on a squealing rabbit after Zepplin.

    The locator sound makes for a good ring tone, until the wife is looking for her phone using yours and figures out its her ringtone.
  12. BP Hunter

    BP Hunter Well-Known Member

    Have you tried ebay where thery may sell stuff from CHina or Hong Kong?

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