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#1 StarAlert

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:01 AM

I recently received an email from a very reputable Takahashi vendor. Vendor told me that Takahashi will be raising global prices in November. If you’re on the fence and your dream TAK is in stock, now might be a good time to pull the trigger. And obviously, this means higher prices for used Taks will follow. 



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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:09 AM

How much of an increase will there be?  Maybe around 10%?



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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:12 AM

Good to know, we’ll see what it means from a $$$ POV. There are slight increases which wouldn’t really sway anyone and there are drastic increases which suddenly put scopes out of range. I’m hoping to win the lottery soon and get me a TOA-130, regardless.


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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:19 AM

Instead of lowering the prices slightly to sell more product. Perhaps they will price themselves out of business...



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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:33 AM

Instead of lowering the prices slightly to sell more product. Perhaps they will price themselves out of business...

There must be a reason, supplies for manufauring almost everything have gone up, I am surprised they haven’t already raised prices. It’s a sure bet no one at Tak woke up one day and figured they’d raise prices just cause. As for pricing themselves out of business? no way, that happens when a company starts raising prices for products which can’t measure up, names like Tak and Astrophysics will always be attractive. Human psychology is funny, sometimes the more an item costs, the more attractive it becomes.


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Posted 18 September 2021 - 10:16 AM

“It’s like when I go shopping I have to buy the most expensive thing. Not because it is expensive, but because it cost more.”

—Cordelia Chase, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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Posted 18 September 2021 - 12:01 PM

There must be a reason, supplies for manufauring almost everything have gone up, I am surprised they haven’t already raised prices. It’s a sure bet no one at Tak woke up one day and figured they’d raise prices just cause. As for pricing themselves out of business? no way, that happens when a company starts raising prices for products which can’t measure up, names like Tak and Astrophysics will always be attractive. Human psychology is funny, sometimes the more an item costs, the more attractive it becomes.

A 500% increase in cargo shipping costs in the past year might have something to do with it, too. 


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Posted 18 September 2021 - 12:32 PM

Inflation is hitting everything, particularly food, gasoline, etc.  There's no reason to believe it won't adversely affect the price of astro-gear.


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