The Rising Cost of Emilia
As the value of a dollar rises and falls due to economic stress and inflation, so does the price of an imported loom. I enjoy my Glimakra Emilia, but I had to weigh the cost of the loom less than a year ago when I purchsed it. It wasn't the most expensive, it wasn't the least expensive. It was somewhere safely in the middle of similiarly-equipped rigid heddle looms. I spent $189 (USD) on the 19" loom, from a site that had it priced a bit lower than the typical $209. Today, however, I'm surprised to see the cost of it has risen $100. It now sells at about $289.
I understand importing an item means prices will fluxuate, but I was a little sticker-shocked yesterday to note the change.
I'm very pleased with my loom, especially the construction and quality. But $100… in less than a year?