First of all, I’m excited to share that I stumbled upon our Quincy iPad 2 case in the new Rue Holiday issue on page 65! It’s also been featured in Lonny’s Gift Guide as well as several other places among the interwebs. I am so thankful for all of the support for the cases and our new product lines!
While this press is exciting, it is also making it hard to keep the cases in stock.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I am in the process of working with a new, bigger facility in Chicago to produce our cases and bags. And as we make this transition, there are faced with a few changes: our labor and material costs for the cases have risen significantly. The labor alone has risen 38% from our previous contractor on these cases. As you can imagine, we are not raising the cost of the case by the full increase, but we do need to raise it from $80 to $86 to make sure we cover some of our increased unit expenses. The price increase will be official on January 1, 2012.
But for the holiday season we are allowing people to continue ordering cases still left in inventory at the regular $80 rate, as well as pre-order cases that are now sold out at the $80 rate through December, 31st.
We estimate that the new batch of cases will be ready at some point in January, but to be safe we are officially estimating February 1st as the ship date.
If you would like to pre-order a case at the grandfathered rate in December, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently the gray/canary and cocoa/coral options are sold out completely and we only have one gold/fuchsia left. As the other colors sell out, you can also reach out to me to pre-order those as well. Plus, as an added bonus for MML readers, I am allowing pre-orders of the new gold/aqua color option that will be available also – since you all helped me make the color choice.
Thank you so much for your support!