Posted 22 January 2010 - 06:24 PM
Like many of you I also have an e-caller, mine happens to be a foxpro 416B with the TX5-LR remote. Bought it a few years ago and can't remember what I paid for it but I'm sure it was a few hundred dollars. Looking at what goes into these units, how do they justify the asking price. What makes an e-caller worth anywhere from a couple of hundred to nearly a thousand dollars? They don't seem to have that much technology in them compared to other electronic devices. You could get a pretty nice flat screen TV for the price of a Prairie Blaster.I was watching Predator Nation the other day and Fred shot a bobcat, and after processing the hide, I believe he said he sold it for $340.00. So a couple of bobcats and a coyote would pay for an e-caller pretty quick. Is that how the e-call companies justify their asking price? I don't know of anybody in Ca. selling fur for that kind of money, or if it's even legal.Don't get me wrong I do enjoy my e-caller, because I usually hunt alone and in thick cover it's nice to get the sound away from you. I just can't believe the asking price for something so simple. Basically a radio with a remote. I guess that's why alot of guys build or attempt to build their own.