It’s been a while since I’ve posted. For the last few years I have been working at IFI and recently started working for VEX.
There are price changes for the VEXpro product line that we want to be upfront about. Starting today, you will see an uptick in the pricing of most of our products.
These new price increases are the first of their kind since we launched VEXpro in 2012, and reflect changes in the global market. We are committed to designing and sourcing the highest quality parts available, and have determined that this is the best way to continue doing so.
With VEXpro, you know you are getting a product that is designed and battle-tested by someone who was (or still is) in your shoes, in addition to quality customer service, a “make-it-right” mentality and quick turnaround times.
From all of us at VEX and IFI, we truly appreciate your support, and your commitment to helping us create the highest quality products in the FIRST market.
Adam, this might be asking a bit much but any chance VEX could provide a spreadsheet showing differences? It’s probably easier for your folks to create it than for us to do it ourselves.
I mostly ask because spot checking shows changes that will impact teams and I’d really like a one stop place for teams to be able to see “how does this hurt me” and, also, selfishly, for HQ to be able to look at it and adjust the CAW limits if needed.
If you are a US citizen over 18 who is unhappy about this, please don’t forget to vote or write to/call your Senators and congressman. It’s not just politics, it’s almost certainly impacting all the teams in this sport we all care so deeply about.
Thank you, Adam and Vex, for being honest with us and doing the best you can.
Several weeks ago, at least one of the major electronic parts distributors I use at work added a column in their online catalogues labelled “tariffs” next to the column with the part prices. This feature has since disappeared. I guess it is all integrated into the prices now displayed.
Would Vex consider selling 1/16’’ box tube? Many teams have found this to save weight and also costs. In regard to price increases of vex products, 6 feet of 1x2x.0625 rectangular tube from Metals Depot costs $1 less than about 5 feet of 2x1 vex tube. Might be a good option for teams with adequate machining resources.
For bulk purposes, it costs about $3 less per foot of 1/16" standard box tube compared to .1" vex tube.
Only reason why I am bringing this up is that I’d rather ship parts from only a couple places rather than several to reduce shipping costs and considering this option could save teams money, weight, hassle, and time.