Money...Money...and more money...
The problem with wood burnt & stitched leather is the time consumption, especially when they have to be individually numbered........which costs more money, just like buying tropheys and prizes for them. If we can find a cheap outlet.....let's get some prices.
The tags this year were sold for about 50 cents more than they cost, so the club only made $50 on all 100 tags....but that was also because we sold them for $5. Tags in the past have failed because of high costs and then nobdy wants to buy them, so then the club has 40 extra tags laying around that was lost income. Several people were upset this year because they did not have the oppurtunity for a tag, but due to historical sales, we could not justify buying more. We will be ordering atleast 150 this year, but once again this all revolves around cost of the tag and the sale price as to how many we order.
Would you rather see better tags for $10 and then get prizes for maybe 5 tag holders at the end of the year, or would you like to see the tags stay around the $5 range and leave them as bragging rights as they were this year and everyone will want to join in the fun with a lower cost.
In my opinion, the people looking for prizes and money out of every part of this sport are most likely the people who won't buy a tag anyway.
My 2 cents, but these are good questions, and if you know of any hook ups for cheap tags...please let any of the EC members know so we can pursue it.....Any help is good help!!!