Lots of pain here in Mudville.......For the first time since 1996, we are going to have to raise our price on "Strip-A-Kit". Up until now, we have managed to hold the line at $8 per bottle by swallowing a variety of fees. This is no longer possible - during the past several months we have seen our costs rise dramatically.
Container costs have increased somewhere close to 45% and we just started using a new, more expensive "Polycap" which should keep the product alive and potent for several years.
Then came the really nasty shock! Our latest order from our manufacturing agent arrived along with an apology for the 65% increase in cost!! Seems as though some of the organic components in our formula have become much more costly due to increased utilization (read "shortage") in the marketplace.
Finally, there is the small matter of the upcoming Postal rate increase ............
So that's it! The coming year will determine whether we will continue to offer Strip-A-Kit to modelers. If our costs continue to escalate, we may have to withdraw the product from the marketplace. We shall see, eh?
For current costs and shipping and handling fees, please visit our website:"Thank You" to all the modelers who have tried SAK over the years. Your positive comments and suggestions have been much appreciated and incorporated whenever possible.
~Rick Fluke Hangar 3 Arlee