UNITED COMPOSITES USA (UC) VERY IMPORTANT NEWS AND PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT. SAVE SOME SERIOUS MONEY AND GET YOUR ORDERS IN NOW AT BOB SANDS TACKLE

Bob Sands

BOB SANDS TACKLE
Advertiser
Feb 26, 2011
1,081
2,371
Van Nuys, Ca USA
bobsandsfishingtackle.com
Name
Jamie
Boat Name
#1 Tackle Shop
Good evening all,

I have good news and not as good a news about our amazing California grown United Composites USA. I have no idea how Randy has managed to keep pricing so low for so many years but kudo's to Randy and his staff for trying as long as they could to make sure we, the U.C. buying community, have not had to face year after year price increases, even though the factory costs continued to go up and up. Unfortunately, it is no longer feasible for U.C. to not raise prices in order to keep up with skyrocketing costs.. With Randy's approval I will be showing some of the price increases. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE GOOD NEWS that I hope helps offset the bad news.

As many of You know, U.C. does not scrimp when it comes to materials and components including the use of Alps Titanium guide sets on their RGP lineup. The quality of their glass and Carbon/graphite is often very expensive and unique to the industry such as used on the GP and the newest GPX blanks..

U.C. being a made in America company and more specifically a Southern California based Company has had to adapt to the new world of much higher costs for materials, components, labor, insurance, taxes and every other sort of financial increase across the board. Thus the unfortunate mandate for U.C. to raise prices starting September 1, 2022.

The company did a deep dive into the real and true cost of each item in their lineup as U.C. did not want to just raise prices unless the actual costs justified the increase..
This price increase, along with reflecting the increase in cost of production, now includes a PREVIOUSLY NOT INCLUDED IN THE MSRP, surcharge that the manufacturer has had to pay for fees, I believe imposed by the state, on each blank or factory rod they build..Both the factory and we the retailers/distributors, absorbed some of the surcharges over the past several years.. Yes, California legislation at it's finest.. And Yes, these regulatory costs had to eventually fall on the consumers as hard as we all tried not to.

Some of the items will not go up too much, with a few blanks going a few dollars lower while others, especially the higher end RCP, RCX, RGP Factory wraps and GPX blanks will see significant increases.. My review of the items on the new price list I have seen shows how the MSRP will go up for the following items. Please note, these are approximate MSRP price increases without getting into exact detail or numbers:

THE BAD NEWS (PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE GOOD NEWS)

RGP factory wrapped products will go up approximately 90 - 130 Dollars. Please remember these items use the now Very expensive Alps Titanium guide sets.

RGP factory wrapped 9E and 10E will go up between 50 and 80 dollars

GP Blanks will go up between 10 and 30 dollars

RCX factory wrapped Rail Rods will go up, on average, about 120 dollars. A lot of expensive material goes into making these items.

RCX Blanks will go up approximately 40 - 50 dollars

RUS factory wrapped products will go up between 80 and 110 dollars

RCP factory wrapped products will go up around 80 to 90 dollars

GPX blanks will see the largest percentage increase of around 80 - 90 dollars per blank with the 76 Gladiator going up about 130 dollars. (I am actually shocked how low Randy kept the prices for the introduction of these truly amazing products. Everyone who has pulled on or fished these incredible blanks have been amazed and delighted by their performance). A lot of material and time goes into the making of these magnificent items.

RCE factory wrapped items go up about 30 - 40 dollars.

AS OF NOW, THERE IS NO EXPECTATION OF A FACTORY BUILT RGPX UNTIL THE HUGE BACK ORDERS OF PRODUCTS AT U.C. ARE TAKEN CARE OF. AND THAT WILL TAKE ONE HECK OF A LONG TIME. LITTLE DOUBT WELL INTO NEXT YEAR..


Other items will change as well but these were the most significant that I saw.

NOW THE GOOD NEWS

BOB SANDS TACKLE, IN ORDER TO HELP TAKE SOME OF THE STING OUT OF THE TRANSITION TO THE NEW PRICING, will take pre-orders from now thru August 26, 2022 and WE will hold current pricing plus the 10 dollar surcharge under the following conditions. IF YOU ARE ALREADY ON OUR PRE-ORDER LISTS YOU WILL BE COVERED UNDER CURRENT PRICING PLUS THE 10 DOLLAR SURCHARGE:

THIS PRESALE IS ONLY THRU PM'ING ME DIRECT THRU THIS SITE.

In the PM please include your first and last name, phone number, billing and shipping address along with the item (s) you wish to purchase.

We will call for Credit Card information by phone as we will need to charge a 50%,, non refundable, deposit fee
for us to order the items you would like to purchase. If we have the item in stock, we will have you pay in full and we will hold the items until you can pick them up or we can arrange for shipping at an additional fee..

Generally 8 foot and below lengths can be shipped easily however above 8 foot can be a problem if you are out of state or not between San Diego and San Francisco. However, if you are near a Southwest Airlines airport, we may be able to ship larger rods but you will need to pick they up at the baggage claim.

PRICING, EXCEPT FOR GPX BLANKS AND 10E RODS, CAN BE FOUND ON THE UC WEBSITE
: https://www.unitedcompositesusa.com/

All prices noted on the site will be subject to tax and shipping if applicable

We cannot guarantee any delivery dates until the items are in hand at Bob Sands Tackle HOWEVER we do have huge numbers of items on order with U.C.. We get shipments from the factory weekly.

If you are interested in ordering please do so ASAP as deliveries will be based on your place on the lists for each items.. The PM with the appropriate information will establish your time and date of order so do not worry if I do not call you right away for Credit Card information..

None of us, including the great folks at United Composites, ever wanted to see a price increase.. But the real world price increase around the globe has finally forced U.C. to adapt to this crazy inflationary world we now find ourselves in.. Again, U.C. is the only American Company I know of that did not raise prices over the last several years regardless of the fact that their costs skyrocketed..

I hope all of you wonderful U.C.customers can celebrate with us the amazing job United Composites has done and continues to do for the entire industry over these last many years.. Thank You Randy and Thank You to the entire staff and crew at U.C. Well done gang..

Respectfully,

Jamie
 
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Bob Sands

BOB SANDS TACKLE
Advertiser
Feb 26, 2011
1,081
2,371
Van Nuys, Ca USA
bobsandsfishingtackle.com
Name
Jamie
Boat Name
#1 Tackle Shop
Good evening all,

Another Super busy day at the shop... WOW, The response to this chance to save on those amazing U.C. products has been off the hook great.. Dozens and dozens of folks are saving one heck of a lot of monies on Factory wrapped Rods or Blanks..

Folks are buying multiple blanks as they are going to inventory some Red GPX and other Red GP blanks we have on order.. Even custom Rod builders are purchasing from us. Folks are also ordering Black/clear blanks to get ahead of the crowds. RCX Rail rod, RGP Factory Rods, including the RGP 9E, in addition to the GPX Blanks have been ordered big time.. Keep the orders coming folks..

AS A NOTE: ONCE THE RED GPX blanks are gone they will not be made again.. These will be a very limited edition product and little doubt they will be very collectable.. THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED THEIR GPX PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN AMAZED AT NOT ONLY THEIR PERFORMANCE BUT THE INCREDIBLE BEAUTY OF THE BLANKS, ESPECIALLY WHEN SEEN IN THE SUN.

Get these and any other U.C. items you desire at the current prices before this offer ends on August 26.. Getting your name on our lists early gets you earlier delivery dates..

Have a great season folks.

Respectfully,

Jamie
 
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