Unfortunately my supplier raised the cost of the Veeder-Root counter by 30% instead of the typical 3% yearly increase. This component is the only high-speed revolution counter I've been able to find since starting the business, and represents 75% of the material cost of producing the JR. If a suitably high quality counter could be obtained at a lesser cost I would use it, however the allowable rotation speed on the cheaper counters would limit the riding speed to about 4mph.
Effective around June 1st, I will need to raise my prices by approximately 15%-20% to cover the manufacturing cost increase. This estimate is based on having approximately 2 months supply of the counters in-stock. Once the existing stock is sold, or June 1, new counter pricing will be as follows:
6-digit counters - $160
5-digit counters - $145
I regret having to raise the prices, however I am committed to producing the highest-quality measuring device I can, and that locks me in to this particular revolution counter. Furthermore, Danaher (Veeder-Root's parent company) only allows me to purchase these units from one supplier. If anyone knows of a suitable replacement for either the counter, or the supplier, I would like to hear from you.