View Full Version : HMS Changes?

02-08-2017, 08:28 PM
They used to have tons of ukes for around $90-130, now their lowest price is listed at $149. Did they get rid of the lower end ukes or are they just all sold out? I haven't seen any lower than that in quite some time. Does anyone know the deal?

Croaky Keith
02-08-2017, 10:37 PM
Don't know about HMS, but all our (UK) lower end uke prices have gone up by 25~30. :(

02-08-2017, 10:44 PM
Their website says they removed them from the online listings because they're backed up on setups. They still have them in the store, and will apparently return them to the online listings when the setup line diminishes.

02-09-2017, 12:05 PM
They also talked about this on the last Podcast (the one about humidity). They explain rather rationally that the profit margin is low (maybe even negative after set-up time?) on those entry level ukuleles--and they would prefer to focus on that next tier and above (especially custom builders). And they did mention that the less expensive ukuleles are in their store, too (as mentioned above).