Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Fender prices going up

JUST A FRIENDLY reminder that Christmas is around the corner ... and so are price increases.

We just got information from Fender about how tariffs are increasing prices after Christmas. Trade wars mean you, the consumer, will pay more. A lot more.

Fender tells us to expect prices increases of between 15 and 25 percent for guitars, cables, amps, bags, cases and all kinds of accessories. Fortunately we have a good stock of Fender Mustang amps and some guitars and cases right now. Price increases will hit after Jan. 1, so we are good for Christmas.

I'm not going to get into why we are slapping tariffs on goods, and I buy American as much as possible. But Fender isn't the only company telling us about tariffs and prices going up. It's going to hit small businesses like ours really hard. And your trips to Wal-Mart and Sam's Club are going to be more painful, too.

So, if you are thinking about that new Fender guitar, amp or cables ... don't wait.

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