So much for watching to find something for sale on ebay etc too.
Lowest price so far was $1250 at a steal. Then $1600 last few months, not a steal.
Anyone selling will sell for what they bought it for. I.e. $1899+.
I for one don’t need them that bad now, yet was ready to purchase (2) at the fair price until this surprised reamed me. Forget it.
Thing is, they can jack cost up, but won’t sell as many as people won’t buy in hard times of worldwide pre-inflation meltdown coming. Their major target market are shallow pockets. Only deep pockets and customers that really have to have them to survive will buy at that price. Besides Emlid of course, there is a handful here that will support the cost increase and follow along. Little more $$$, might as well go with the big dogs for serious survey work etc.
I’ll just hobble u-blox ZED-F9P (couple hundred bucks), antenna etc together now if I really need too. Youtube. There’s also another competitor on Emlid’s heals at more than half the price… not as pretty etc what Emlid offers, but some may have to sacrifice due to this bad news. Users that cannot afford RS2 will go this route instead now.
The Apple model doesn’t work for all companies no matter how successful.
The world thinks 2020 was bad? Get ready… 2021 will be the real killer.