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    What the hell happend to RH timer prices!!

    They were around £200.00 now they are over £300.00 ( British pounds )

    I see on the website the company has changed hands and can understand a new owner restructuring prices etc but an increase of over 50% is nothing short of taking the mick!!!
    Last edited by Firestarter; 03-07-2013 at 01:24 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Prices are certainly up, but not 50%. I think I paid about £265 for my analyser pro a year or so ago, and they are now £330. OK, still a hefty price rise, but at least this superb kit is still available. My guess is that the products were being manufactured on a "semi-hobby" basis with low overheads, and now they have to stand on their own as commercial products. That means all costs have to be covered plus a reasonable margin. No-one can criticise anyone for retiring, and full marks to SDS for taking the range on board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertratt View Post
    And I always thought Irish moms taught decent manners to their kids.

    They do, but even people with manners don't like being taken for a ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr rusty View Post
    Prices are certainly up, but not 50%. I think I paid about £265 for my analyser pro a year or so ago, and they are now £330. OK, still a hefty price rise, but at least this superb kit is still available. My guess is that the products were being manufactured on a "semi-hobby" basis with low overheads, and now they have to stand on their own as commercial products. That means all costs have to be covered plus a reasonable margin. No-one can criticise anyone for retiring, and full marks to SDS for taking the range on board.
    What you are saying makes sense but I still think the increase is going too far. SDS even state on their homepage how they have low overheads etc My rant is in no way aimed at the original owners of RH, excellent people to deal with.

    The Stopclock pro is listed at £200.00 here

    http://www.silverprint.co.uk/Product...asp?PrGrp=1042

    Now it's around £300.00 so that makes it a 50% increase by my calculations.

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    I designed and built a timer. It would not be commercially reasonable to do it for any less than what they are charging now; the old prices were unprofitable hobbyist-manufacturer levels.

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    RH designs is not (or was not) far from where I live and met the gentleman who was the owner and maker of these little devices when I went over to buy one from him. Indeed he had low overheads because he was a 'one man band' working from home, but if he has sold out then all sorts of shenanigans will be going on with prices + availability etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firestarter View Post
    What you are saying makes sense but I still think the increase is going too far. SDS even state on their homepage how they have low overheads etc My rant is in no way aimed at the original owners of RH, excellent people to deal with.

    The Stopclock pro is listed at £200.00 here

    http://www.silverprint.co.uk/Product...asp?PrGrp=1042

    Now it's around £300.00 so that makes it a 50% increase by my calculations.
    Thanks for posting that link. Coincidentally I have been looking into RH's products but the price for any single piece of equipment is more than I paid for my entire dark room with two enlargers! I'm in the US so those pound Sterling prices are eye watering! Are there any other websites selling these devices at the old prices? I'm just wondering if I missed some others... just in case inventory sells out or prices shoot up I want options.

    Seriously though, thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firestarter View Post
    The Stopclock pro is listed at £200.00 here
    http://www.silverprint.co.uk/Product...asp?PrGrp=1042
    I just ordered a Stopclock Pro from them, hopefully they have stock and honor the price. I already have a Stopclock Vario, Zonemaster-II, Processmaster-II and Paper Flasher so this will really set me up for workshops in a couple years..

    But wow...Richard getting out of it so no more innovation and Ralph Lembrecht bowing out of analog...what a unnerving time in the analog tech world. Even Nova Darkroom nixed their brilliant 5 Star LED safelights right after I got a set of four....

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    It has to do with the volume too as I don't think they sell a lot of them.

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    McDonalds ice cream sunday is now $1.50 USD where I live, up from $1.00 last year. I'm sure we all got a raise in salary of the same proportion at the beginning of the year, right Ha, ha, ha.

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