I find these increases extraordinary; up to 20% whilst UK inflation is under 3%.
However raw material prices are not necessarily included directly in the comparable basket of goods used the calculate the overall Consumer Price Index or Retail Price Index. However as there is much commonality to some of the parts used to construct dCS products e.g a billet of aluminium costs the same whether it ends up making a Vivaldi faceplate or several Bartok side panels, then I would have thought there would have been a more consistent increase and not one varying across the product catalogue from circa. 8% to 20% even when recognising that its price has increased by 37% over the past year ( and is this the main driver for the increases?). Currency variations also need to be accounted for but GBP v. Euro usually only move up or down by about 3%.
Of course dCS appear to have embarked upon some seemingly expensive marketing exercises over the past year and now have a new website design .
Is anyone outside of the Netherlands aware of similar price increases locally ? Or is this just the local distributor making an adjustment?