tautologies wrote:No that is absolutely a load of bollocks. Sorry...but it is. From right now, sure if no one buy the price goes down temporarily on current stock, but then no one will be producing it...and you are stuck with no bars.
Come on this is econ 101. Just so frustrating to see.
Isn't everyone complaining about 2013 bars being more expensive than 2012. I would infer that North has enough demand for their bars in 2012 that they feel comfortable raising the price for 2013. I own a business where my product is 100% created by my company. I don't arbitrarily raise prices. I raise prices because my customers value my products and are willing to pay more for them or because my costs have gone up.
Some one else posted that you can build some hilljack bar yourself for $200 not including your labor. Do you really want to spend days tracking down materials, modifying them and then trying to assemble them to save $350; and end up with an inferior product. This would be a fun challenge, but not something anyone I know would do to save money.
I did a quick search on the net and here are prices in the US.
2012 Cabrinha Bar - $499
2012 North Trust Bar - $450
2012 Slingshot Bar - $450
2012 Liquid Force Bar - $450
2012 Wainman Bar - $450
2012 Naish Control Bar - $450
2012 Best Redline Bar - $429
2012 Ozone Bar - $379