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Offline ericrule

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Balsa and RSM
« on: May 04, 2019, 03:57:36 PM »
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM RSM DISTRIBUTION

We have spoken to our main balsa supplier regarding the shrinkage of the balsa supply. There is less and less contast grade (4 to 6 lb) balsa available and it is very difficult to obtain any 4" wide balsa sheets. Our supplier tells us that this problem is going to continue for a fairly long time. Our supplier is attempting to obtain product from every distributor they can find regardless of the cost.  Due to the balsa shortage issue RSM kit turn around time has slowed since we will not reduce the quality of our kits by using non contest wood.
On a happier note we have been able to secure a load of 4" wide contest grade balsa. We expect to have this new supply delivered by mid May. That is the good news. The bad news is that the price of this order will be more expensive. At the present time this order will cost RSM Distribution 20% more than we have been paying previously. Our supplier has advised us that we can expect it to be a lot more for contest grade balsa in the future.
We ran into a similar situation in 2010. At that time the cost of balsa increased by 40% and we were forced to raise the prices of our kits.  It is unfortunate that we will have to do this again (we simply can not sell kits for less than they cost us to manufacture). Due to this pending price increase we are making our customers a significant offer;
ANY KIT ORDERED BY A CUSTOMER BEFORE MAY 31ST WILL BE SOLD AT THE CURRENT PRICE. IN SPITE OF OUR INCREASED COSTS FOR MATERIAL WE WILL HONOR OUR CURRENT ON LINE CATALOG PRICE FOR KITS ORDERED UNTIL MONTH'S END. EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2019 THE INCREASED KIT PRICING WILL APPLY.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN CONTEMPLATING THE PURCHASE OF A NEW KIT DO NOT PUT THE DECISION OFF. PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW BEFORE THE PRICE INCREASE!!!




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