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    Default Stickmen suggestions

    Tired of using T shirts and plastic buckets. I'm looking for 3-4, want something easy to setup and pack away. Please make suggestions and where I can purchase.
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    Have purchased 4 of the stickmen from Lou MeGee and really like them.
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    I like my Butch Green ones. They don't weigh much, and fold up nice for storage. I assume the ones sold by Dogs Afield are made by Butch Green:

    http://www.dogsafield.com/GHOSTMAN/p.../#.UoApnxa1A5Q
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
    I like my Butch Green ones. They don't weigh much, and fold up nice for storage. I assume the ones sold by Dogs Afield are made by Butch Green:

    http://www.dogsafield.com/GHOSTMAN/p.../#.UoApnxa1A5Q

    Why are these things so dang expensive?!

    Im gonna have to make a design for some, surely I could sell them for less than 60 bucks lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandon a View Post
    Why are these things so dang expensive?!

    Im gonna have to make a design for some, surely I could sell them for less than 60 bucks lol!
    I don't know why stuff costs what it does, but whenever I try to go homemade it ends up costing me more!

    I started a similar thread a year or two ago. I think I've been plagiarized .

    I bought the Butch Green ones, I haven't looked back...

    The Magee ones are nice, they weigh more.
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    Real estate signs make good stickmen. Not the big square or rectangular ones, the smaller directional arrow signs. Just the right size to put a shirt or bag over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brandon a View Post
    Why are these things so dang expensive?!

    Im gonna have to make a design for some, surely I could sell them for less than 60 bucks lol!




    Being a guy rhat tries to make things for folks they cant buy elsewhere,, let me tell you,, If you figure your time making onesy twosy things,, it is very hard to make a profit, and feel that your effort is worthwhile.. It is VERY difficult.

    What do you think an hour of your time is worth?

    The guys that make these stick men prolly dont manufacture them on a TRULY production oriented basis. I wonder how many they actually sell in a year..

    Do you think even if you had all the materials available and cut to specs, you could assemble one in an hour complete, then package it, and have it ready to ship?

    Then after you answer,, lets talk about shipping costs.

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    I use the plastic fence post from tractor supply with a piece of 2x5 chloroplast zip tied to the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrettG View Post
    I use the plastic fence post from tractor supply with a piece of 2x5 chloroplast zip tied to the post.

    Thats a good idea. Ive been using the plastic fence posts, but wired a hanger to them and hung a t-shirt on em, using some board and zip ties sounds much easier.

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