Useing your example "a lg Grey fox" the $10 may have been a fair price.All Grey Fox,or other fur,are not created equal.
If I am going to sell to a local buyer.I'll give them a call tell them what I have and what I want for them.If we seem to be in the same ballpark I'll take the time to run them to his shop and and see if we can come to an agreement.If I get there and the prices have mysteriously dropped durring the elapsed time.They will go back in the truck,if he wants something after that he can come to me.I don't waste other peoples time and don't appreciate others wasteing mine.
There is the requirement that you have a good idea of what your fur is really
worth if you are going to do this.That necessitates haveing some good sources and being able to objectively look at the skins you have,assigning grades and sizes that are oppropriate.Sizeing is rather straight foreward,grades on the other hand can get down right complicated.Selling to a country buyer,If you could honestly sort your catch into 3 catagories (good--bad & the ugly
)that would certainly help a great deal.Let him resort your gradeing, when something is moved ask why.If it is because of something you just don't see ask him to show you a skin that doesn't have the defect so you can compare. It is a learning process and one that will take some time and an objective eye to become even moderately proficent at.
That all being said probably the last thing you want to do is to market you fur in a way that you lose controll of it. If you don't have any idea of what it is really worth chances are you will never be satisified.
Remember that buying fur is a business.There is nothing that requires a buyer to pay you any more for your fur than the price you both agree on.It is up to you as a seller to establish what is acceptable.If you have done your homework and they are actually trying to buy them for less than there real value you shouldn't have much trouble finding someone who will meet your expectations