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MGM
04-20-2012, 08:56 AM
Just walked out of Koaloha and was handed a new price list for this year
Sopranos 600
Concerts 840
Tenor 1050

More details later. Driving to work and this is illegal use of iPad. Lol

Paul Dominic Martin
04-20-2012, 09:21 AM
wow i feel like i should buy one off of your site before the price mark-up... i am between deciding between the KoAloha Tenor KTM and the Koaloha Thin Body Tenor.... ugh!!!! :D

PoiDog
04-20-2012, 09:25 AM
Well, there goes the whole belief that KoAloha would be the bargain of the K's.

nscafe
04-20-2012, 09:27 AM
Well, there goes the whole belief that KoAloha would be the bargain of the K's.

How much of an increase is this? I'm not familiar with the old prices.

imabuddha
04-20-2012, 09:29 AM
Well, there goes the whole belief that KoAloha would be the bargain of the K's.

It's still cheaper than the others, so…

erivel
04-20-2012, 09:38 AM
Don't think it's that much of an increase, no?

wickedwahine11
04-20-2012, 09:43 AM
It's still cheaper than the others, so…

Ditto. I think it is still the best bargain, just a little less so now.

So, yep, glad I got mine already.

AKuker
04-20-2012, 09:49 AM
Thanks for the update, Mike!!

hibiscus
04-20-2012, 10:52 AM
Whew! My Concert should arrive Monday at the former price.
I bought mine from Scott at Cymbalism. He deals straight from the factory and has 5% off all KoAlohas. The grand total was $670 or so. Highly recommend him along with several other dealers here.

VinnyQH
04-20-2012, 11:00 AM
old pricing is still on their website.

soprano - 550
concert - 780
tenor - 1000

Dan Uke
04-20-2012, 11:06 AM
Whew! My Concert should arrive Monday at the former price.
I bought mine from Scott at Cymbalism. He deals straight from the factory and has 5% off all KoAlohas. The grand total was $670 or so. Highly recommend him along with several other dealers here.

Sounds like you got a great deal

Doc_J
04-20-2012, 11:41 AM
Just walked out of Koaloha and was handed a new price list for this year
Sopranos 600
Concerts 840
Tenor 1050

More details later. Driving to work and this is illegal use of iPad. Lol

Didn't Kamaka and Kanile'a also have price increases this year ?

Hippie Dribble
04-20-2012, 11:59 AM
Didn't Kamaka and Kanile'a also have price increases this year ?
yeah Doc, they did, and it was a much bigger increase than what we're looking at here. So a Kamaka is basically a couple of hundred dollars more for each scale...that's a relatively large price differential when one considers that maybe 50% of the UU community prefers the KoAloha sound anyway.

Rick Turner
04-20-2012, 01:18 PM
My sources tell me that you can all expect major price increases on Chinese-made ukes in the not-so-distant future. Some importers are looking seriously at US mainland manufacturing to replace the mid and higher end of the import models. One company told me that they saw three years of 5% yearly increases...until this year when it went to 15%. That's about 30% over four years. Why? Well, the Chinese workers want a bigger piece of the pie...they have cars in the factory parking lots now...and transportation isn't getting any cheaper either.

mm stan
04-20-2012, 01:48 PM
Wow Mike...it had to come as Kanilea and Kamaka have done so already....I hope I can get my uke as they quoted me...

BasicUke
04-20-2012, 01:56 PM
I was looking at the long neck pineapple (KSM-03). Does that fall under the soprano increase, concert increase, or none of the above?

I am not shocked they went up in price. It's hard to find them in stock, so demand is high. That gets balanced by raising prices, yeah?

Jim

ukulelepuapua
04-20-2012, 04:02 PM
We still have a bunch of KoAloha in stock at the current price- grab em while ya can! I think we are receiving more next week sometime- so most likely at that time the price will go up. :)

sukie
04-20-2012, 04:40 PM
How much of an increase is this? I'm not familiar with the old prices.
I bought a concert with pick-up installed in August, 2010 for $600.

MisterRios
04-21-2012, 10:14 AM
Noooooooooooooooo! I'm not even halfway in saving for my Koaloha. This puts me back a bit, but I guess 8 months from now or 10 months from now doesn't make much of a difference. BTW- I was also looking at the very beautiful and awesome Longneck Pineapple, and it's basically in the middle of the price range between Soprano and Concert, so it'll probaby be in the 700 dollar range...

BlackBearUkes
04-21-2012, 03:26 PM
Never thought I would see the day when I could make a standard soprano or concert koa uke for less than the K brand ukes. I could charge more but they are not that hard to make, go together fairly fast and frankly I don't think they are worth the extra dollars. I guess i don't have the overhead those small factories have so I have no plans to raise my prices anytime soon.

Markr1
04-21-2012, 03:30 PM
I wonder what the Pineapple Sunday and Sceptre will increase to?