Is the kit $350 or $500?

Hi

The kit has been marketed as great value for under $300 for some time so why is it now being sold by approved agents like https://www.makermadecnc.com/shop for $500?

Has it changed, that around a 65% increase in price…

Regards

I don’t remember the kit being marketed for 300. It was always 'under 500’ (without router and frame parts).

Sorry meant $350 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y60q6U7NjTQ Is the new kit different?

Updated my original post from $300 to $350, I’m not complaining just want to understand…

350$ was 1 option in the kickstarter I’ve linked, limited to 250 backers.
New kits come with one of the triangular chain mounts (original kits had brackets), 1 or 2 suppliers provide a c-beam for z-axis, 1 or 2 suppliers send a more robust motor shield (TLE 5206).
This improvements justify a higher price.

http://maslowcommunitygarden.org/?market=true

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Agree with Gero.

You can buy all the components for the kit yourself online if you want to save some money, but for most people its just easier to buy a kit. by the time you pay for a router, computer, frame, some plywood and router bits, figure $700 to $900 total cost. I think the "under $500 " marketing slogan was a bit optimistic, it assumed you already owned a router, computer and other stuff.

it was $350 for the original kit (without the Z axis) + $150 for the router.

with the new kit suppliers, you need to check the prices of each (and what they
include)

David Lang