I just wanted to let my customers know that there will be a major price increase coming into effect as of February 1, 2008. The reason is that the wool supplier for 5 Star's felt supplier is Canadian, and with the falling US dollar, the prices are soon going to be reflected in the retail price of these pads.
The price is going to jump approximately 10%. However, for my customers they can add another $6 onto this, as there was a price increase in June that I simply never had time to implement in my store. You have all been reaping the benefits of my tardiness up until now, but I will be rolling out all new pad listings in February that will reflect the new price jump, and finally finish updating the template (and some policy infringements) in my many, many store listings.
They say bad news comes in threes, but I hope for all of our sakes that this second item is the end of it:
5 Star is phasing out the Pendleton Pads. The price for laminating the Pendleton fabric onto 5 Star felt kept increasing to a point where they did not feel, in good conscience, that they could continue to manufacture these and pass along those increases to their customers. So, what is in stock is all there is. If you have had your eye on one of these, now is the time to buy it, before they are gone forever! (I try to keep my Pendleton store listings current with what is still remaining in 5 Star's shop, but it is a good idea to e-mail me before purchasing to be sure that the design you have your heart set on is still available.)
So, that is all for now. I will be spending the next two weeks before going on holidays catching up on my books and performing blog and store maintenance, so hopefully I will be able to streamline the purchasing process for you soon. If you have any suggestions, please e-mail them to me. I love hearing from my customers any time!
Happy Winter, everyone!