I spoke again with the manufacturer about doing a run of both models. He's waiting on a reply to be 100% sure. I don't want to bug them about it too much, or they could just simply say 'sorry, we can't do that'. So let's just wait a few more days to see how it all works out.
My understanding is that the clearance price of $50 was pretty much about as low as they can go counting shipping and customs fees. When the manufacturer said raw materials went up, I didn't ask how much, but I'm hoping it's only 10% or less, which would put the woofers at $55. But then we have to add in Paypal fees (unless paid by check), and a shipping box. But I've got some free smaller shipping boxes that I've been collecting in my garage for quite some time. It's a mountain of double thick boxes.
Later down the road, there's going to be $5 added in that will go to orphans and/or children in foster care. But here's what my plan is:
For anyone preordering, they won't have to pay that $5. I'll pay that extra $5 donation myself to keep the prices low.......it's going to a good cause anyway. Once the woofers arrive and the preorder is over, we'll add in that donation amount for future pricing.
I'm gathering up some really neat give aways for the big preorder 'raffle'.
Prepare to see some crazy stuff.
Obviously I'll be getting the tapped horn boxes cut, maybe even some double wide units and take 2 woofers. Then we'll see who wants to design some MT's, MTM's, 2.5's, 3 ways, small subwoofer boxes, etc.....etc. Many designs will be coming.