Kite prices are going up here in the US because our leaders are printing money and wiping their asses with it...
aah!... the centuries old salesmans excuse for rising the prices - market situation, oil prices, bush junior, bernanke.
how come company i work at did not rise the prices for four years now along with our competitors?
The cost of doing business is rising and I'm sure margins are pretty tight...
and what the hell do you mean by "cost of doing business"? even higher dividends for Boards & More GesmbH (Ltd) shareholders this year?
and how do you know about their margins? are you affiliated? i think their margins are much more than fine. why else they give away half of the retail price to the shady regional distributors and often ignorant retailers?
On the other hand, I don't know too many people who pay retail. Most I know wait for deals or buy used...
so why do they still publish those ridiculous retail prices everywhere? and for example, i don't see toilet paper prices advertized 50$ for a roll and if you whisper to register ladys ear price drops to buck for the eight-pack
...Thread drift alert! Let's get back to the North stoke...
no, it is you who's highjacking the thread!
the original poster said:
I will be the first to admit when I make a mistake. I recently criticized the price of a few brands increase in pricing from 2012 to 2013, the North products I have tried for 2013 definitely justify the increase in price. You just cannot compare their new straps and pads to normal mortal ones. Also the bar is really really nice. So I was wrong, I was wrong all the way across the chalkboard and all the way down. The new kites I saw are definitely worth the difference in price if you kite alot....
there are not a one word "stoke" there. but there's word "price" mentioned four times.