Monoprice 15 watt tube amp price increase

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  1. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Active Member

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    I see that Monoprice has increased the price on the slick little Stage Right 15 watt tube amp to $249. It started out at $199, (maybe less?) and was increased to $219 for a bit. It's been unavailable for quite some time. I wonder what the problem is.
     
  2. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Dunno, Chinese amp.... tariffs?
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    New tax on goods from China ?
     
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    It's a popular amp so they are cashing in?
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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  6. TimTheViking

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    That's what I think. Looking at the recent list of what's on the increased tariff list does not seem to justify such a large increase. Why not charge more if you can sell them all? Isn't that the American way? Why shouldn't China help themselves by making lemonade out of the lemons that are handed to them. They probably sold like hotcakes when they were 20% discounted. Now they will sell like hotcakes with same 20% discount only off of $249 instead of $219 or $199.
     
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    The web page says expected to be in stock like June 2nd. So it will be interesting to see what happens.
     
  8. RTH

    RTH Moderator Staff Member

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    It happens all the time with this super budget stuff. The tariffs may have been a factor with the timing of recent increases, but the popularity of this stuff has already been driving massive price hikes for quite awhile. Two or three years ago, ammoon guitars were just over $50 each. Every run gets a price increase as long as the market allows for it .
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    The base price went from $200 to $250 an exactly 25% markup after the tariff went into effect after briefly pausing at a 10% markup. Must be a co-inky-dink.
     

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