Progressive metal and politics
- Feb 15, 2009
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Exactly. If it involves me shipping it out, then it costs more, but still with tons of margin vs. the US prices.
The yen drop is part of it, but I have just been shocked watching the US prices on some things climb -- ESP, J-customs, Sugi. Who's to blame? Seems like it has to be the dealers or the parent company setting region prices. It's definitely not related to cost. But you know how it is -- if there's a currency flux that would make things cheaper, it's never reflected in price. If a currency flux makes things more expensive, it's reflected in price and never set back
I remember when Gustavsson guitars from Sweden were on the rise, and the SEK had a big surge at the time, that pushed the price of the guitars from $4k->$7k (and demand -> $9k). A couple years later, the SEK declined.. but US dealers kept pushing those guitars at 10k, 11k, 12k...