The plans price increase is slated for the June 1. If I can get the lot updated. And they have remained the same for a long time.
I have been learning there is more to it than simply more money. My original idea was to be able to offer top level design a prices the average guy could afford. It seems that has been a mistake on many levels. Many people have concluded that the plans must be defective if they are so low cost. If plans cost more, they must be better.
The low stock plans price has perhaps hurt the more important design function. People have reacted angrily that a new custom design costs more than a stock plan. I end up spending too much time explaining these things.
Paypal advised me that I have to expect to have people scam me, and I should just factor it in.
And maybe the idea of trying to get rigorous design available at a price the average guy can afford is foolish. Even my increase will not be as high as the other guys. I got this a few years back but I’m sure it’s still true.
From a customer in South Africa whose name escapes me now. “In the US you can buy a MacDonald’s hamburger for around $1.50. In SouthAfrica, the same MacDonald’s hamburger will cost me about R 4.00. However,if I import the USA MacDonald’s hamburger – it will cost me R 15-00 (with out import duties, taxes or delivery fees.) Your prices after doing the currency exchange rate is still cheaper than what even local designers charge.
Jeff Schionning, Australia gave me a price to design almost 3 x your asking price.
Chris White’s price was about 2.2 x your price.
Melvin Morrelli was almost 5 x your price.
Nic Bailey came in at a huge 11 x your asking price.
Alexander Simonis was a little less than 3 x your price.
Tony Grainger was about 4 times your price.”