for taxidermy work?
I am in no way "bad mouthing" a particular taxidermist or company, just would like some recommendations on what to do.
I've read a lot of threads/posts about taxidermy but have not seen any on the subject of what a customer can do if their taxidermist is taking a verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry loooooooooooooooooooooooong time to finish mounts/rugs.
My buddy has 3 animals at a taxidermist and all have been there for over 25 months (all 3 were dropped off within 3 months of each other). We put in a BBB complaint a few weeks ago because this is just getting out of control. The taxidermist does great work. A few months after dropping the animals off he spoke to a former customer that didn't get his bear rug back until the 23 month mark. That was when we began to get concerned. When we dropped off his animals, we were "verbally" given a time frame of 12-15 months, there is nothing in writing on a time frame for services completed.
So the question is what to do? My buddy is paid in full, he did everything right (so we thought)...researched different options, looked at his work, which is great, but obviously we are in this situation now. Any recommendations would be appreciated, please do not bash any taxidermists, that isn't the purpose of this thread....if we can prevent another person from getting themselves into a similar situation then this thread will be successful.