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I received a number of comments on my Wolfman Razors video from this weekend about Wolfman increasing their prices 30-40%.  Is this a rumor or is it confirmed?
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Chris it's on the wolfman razors site as well. It's not going to effect the ppl on the list now but will future buyers requesting razors after July 1st. And yes it says the price increase will b 30-40 percent.


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(06-15-2015, 02:12 PM)Skinny Rogers Wrote: Chris it's on the wolfman razors site as well. It's not going to effect the ppl on the list now but will future buyers requesting razors after July 1st. And yes it says the price increase will b 30-40 percent.


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Yea, I see that line now.   I hate to see that as I think it will put the Razor out of reach for many folks.
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(06-15-2015, 02:59 PM)TSEvangelist Wrote:
(06-15-2015, 02:12 PM)Skinny Rogers Wrote: Chris it's on the wolfman razors site as well. It's not going to effect the ppl on the list now but will future buyers requesting razors after July 1st. And yes it says the price increase will b 30-40 percent.


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Yea, I see that line now.   I hate to see that as I think it will put the Razor out of reach for many folks.

Chris,

I think you are correct about it being out of reach for many once the increase takes place, but James does have his reasons. Per his website:

"Why increase the prices?

To allow for new projects to take place.   Higher prices should reduce demand, freeing up the machines for new designs.    
To allow for personal service.   Customers have indicated that they prefer a razor made exclusively for them.  Custom handles, blade geometry, custom engraving, etc.  This can and should be done.  The goal is to listen to suggestions and requests,  and accommodate them whenever it is possible.   
To allow more time to improve surface finishing and quality.   Machining is only half of the job.   The hand finishing is extensive to bring out the best quality finish on every surface possible.   This is not the same as mass production and should not be done in a hurry.   Output will be 300-600 per year.
All those who have emailed to reserve a razor before July 1 2015 will not be affected by the price change.   
The actual price increase will be 30-40 percent of current prices."

My only suggestion would be to email James at:  [email=info@wolfmanrazors.com]info@wolfmanrazors.com[/email] in order to get on the waitlist ASAP.

-Jesse
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(06-15-2015, 03:47 PM)Lestorfreemon Wrote:
(06-15-2015, 02:59 PM)TSEvangelist Wrote:
(06-15-2015, 02:12 PM)Skinny Rogers Wrote: Chris it's on the wolfman razors site as well. It's not going to effect the ppl on the list now but will future buyers requesting razors after July 1st. And yes it says the price increase will b 30-40 percent.


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Yea, I see that line now.   I hate to see that as I think it will put the Razor out of reach for many folks.

Chris,

I think you are correct about it being out of reach for many once the increase takes place, but James does have his reasons. Per his website:

"Why increase the prices?

To allow for new projects to take place.   Higher prices should reduce demand, freeing up the machines for new designs.    
To allow for personal service.   Customers have indicated that they prefer a razor made exclusively for them.  Custom handles, blade geometry, custom engraving, etc.  This can and should be done.  The goal is to listen to suggestions and requests,  and accommodate them whenever it is possible.   
To allow more time to improve surface finishing and quality.   Machining is only half of the job.   The hand finishing is extensive to bring out the best quality finish on every surface possible.   This is not the same as mass production and should not be done in a hurry.   Output will be 300-600 per year.
All those who have emailed to reserve a razor before July 1 2015 will not be affected by the price change.   
The actual price increase will be 30-40 percent of current prices."

My only suggestion would be to email James at:  [email=info@wolfmanrazors.com]info@wolfmanrazors.com[/email] in order to get on the waitlist ASAP.

-Jesse

Don't get me wrong, I think he has every right to price as he sees fit.  I also have a soft spot for folks who want to enjoy a premium experience on a budgetSmile  I know that's a tall order but I'm always thankful when a company hits the mark on this.  
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(06-15-2015, 05:46 PM)OptimistPrime Wrote: Interesting that he is maintaining the original price until the first of July.  Obviously long term his goal of reducing demand will happen, but short term, that wait list is going to get very long in the next 2 weeks with people trying to get in on the original price.  The price increase does take the razor from super premium to completely out of my range, though I do appreciate that he is basically doing it so he can create custom razors.  That is awesome.  If I were in a different stage of my life (currently a college student, starting a family, etc) I would love having a custom razor, and would probably pay the price for such a piece.  This price increase will be received two different ways.  Some will be annoyed at the cost, or simply unable to afford it, and be frustrated, especially given the rave reviews the razors are receiving and more people are hearing about them.  Others will be really excited to work with the Wolfman to create a custom piece of art.  

Also, it looks like the price on the BBS-1 sold through LA Shaving will be increased as well, from $225 to $299.

Your story is kinda what I was afraid of.  I hate that the razor will fall out of the range of some folks.  I really enjoy it when more folks get to experience these fine products.
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I too hope that he price increase doesn't keep folks from trying them out as they are great shavers! I like mine alot and I am glad I got them before his increase goes into effect because if I did have to pay 30-40 percent more, I would probably have just stayed with my ATT's. I mainly went after the heads anyway as I already have handles that work fine for me. I have the Bulldog, the Bamboo and a couple of stainless ones from Maggard that I like.
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(06-15-2015, 05:46 PM)OptimistPrime Wrote: Interesting that he is maintaining the original price until the first of July.  Obviously long term his goal of reducing demand will happen, but short term, that wait list is going to get very long in the next 2 weeks with people trying to get in on the original price.  The price increase does take the razor from super premium to completely out of my range, though I do appreciate that he is basically doing it so he can create custom razors.  That is awesome.  If I were in a different stage of my life (currently a college student, starting a family, etc) I would love having a custom razor, and would probably pay the price for such a piece.  This price increase will be received two different ways.  Some will be annoyed at the cost, or simply unable to afford it, and be frustrated, especially given the rave reviews the razors are receiving and more people are hearing about them.  Others will be really excited to work with the Wolfman to create a custom piece of art.  

Also, it looks like the price on the BBS-1 sold through LA Shaving will be increased as well, from $225 to $299.

wow, $300 is steep!!!
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(This post was last modified: 06-15-2015, 09:45 PM by sir_mike.)
Remember though, it is in Canadian dollars so they are a bit less so like $245 US!
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(06-15-2015, 09:44 PM)sir_mike Wrote: Remember though, it is in Canadian dollars so they are a bit less so like $245 US!

$55 is certainly a difference.
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