mark van haze wrote:9 pages later and I see that obviously this is an interesting topic, not only for me.
So then, are you willing to pay 620 USD for 2014 bars? Thats what we are looking at right now if the trend keeps up.
tony montana wrote:nike says production costs up 10 to 15`% in china fox news,$350 new trainers,Tony
sfpete wrote:tony montana wrote:nike says production costs up 10 to 15`% in china fox news,$350 new trainers,Tony
Maybe, but he's saying that labor costs are a small fraction of the cost of a bar. So even if that fraction goes up 15% like you say, it only adds, what, 3 - 5% to the total cost. It can't account for the price increases we are seeing.
dorothyinstead wrote:Simple market economics really. As long as the kiting community demands the latest bells and whistles with their equipment every season, prices will continue to rise. High demand/low supply = rising prices. Conversely, high supply/low demand = falling prices.
If you are happy with last years model, there are some bargains to be sourced.
Are kite companies here to make money? Of course, that is their primary goal and business model.
Kite companies will keep prices high while trying to balance the supply chain. No different than any other market.
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