Although the market prices of fur as a commodity fluctuate, the consumer's price remains stable. Throughout the year international buyers attend auctions that sell North American wild and ranch-raised pelts.
Save money by purchasing quality fur from a less expensive animal such as a nutria or raccoon rather than cheap fur from rarer animals. Additionally, many furriers have clearance sales, offer coupons and sell furs from estates.
Although some furs are delicate, most last for many years. Take advantage of this by acquiring vintage fur from a private seller. Carefully inspect the condition of vintage fur before buying because there is no guarantee that its previous owner cared for it properly.