Originally Posted by twinrider
Unfortunately that's not the case. At 77 yen to the dollar, the exchange rate should make the actual cost to the importer considerably cheaper than the US retail price. $1000 is 77,000 yen, your Japanese importer is charging 159,000 yen for Odyssey cases!
And shipping was quite reasonable when I bought my Odyssey set directly from Al some years ago.
This kind of price hike is all too typical for Japanese importers, which is why they end up selling far fewer products — and ultimately making lower profits — than they could if they made the price more reasonable. I tour a lot in Japan and bikes with your luggage are almost as rare as hen's teeth.
So you might want to consider reverting back to a business model that allows folks in Japan to buy directly from you if they wish.
Sounds like you know what's truly going on in Japan. Please lest us know if you need anything from the states. I would rather sell to you direct than have you go away unhappy.
Originally Posted by okoyote
I just received my Jesse bags this week! Awesome product and I could not be happier!! I'll be looking for the new website to get some accessories!!
Very cool. Lets see some pictures