Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Price Change for Every and Ghost Models

Well, all good things must come to an end, and today is the end of the introductory pricing on the Every whistle and the Ghost whistle. The introductory price of $29.95 was pulled out of thin air with the knowledge that I would have to determine the actual cost and price of the whistles once I had enough data on making and selling them. After selling over one-hundred whistles I now have good data on what it takes to make them, and running the numbers indicates the price of the Every whistle should go to $55, and the Ghost to $25.

Most of the people who have participated in the tour or bought an Every whistle knew the price had to go up, and said so on the tour thread. Alas the time has arrived.

The thing that says I must do it today is the arrival of my whistles at three dealers around the globe. I'm not going to spill the beans on who they are until they have time to get their web sites ready to sell the whistles, but Doc Jones of the Irish Flute Store has his up and ready, so today's the day. Check out Doc's store via the link on the right of the pages. The other dealers have customs delays to contend with so I expect they will be along shortly.

The price change and the dealer network are indications of the growth of Parks Whistles, so look for more things from me in the near future. For example, I am in the shop as soon as I finish this making another batch of D whistles, and cranking out the first batches of C and Eb whistles. The C and Eb tubes will be available seperately to give you a C, D, Eb set with one Every whistle head. Watch for the announcement of these whistles here and at the dealers.

Happy whistling!