I wanted to share an email with you that I received this morning. Only the other day I was discussing with a fellow blogger the great prices that Hakuhodo offer on their brushes but it seems that things may be changing. As of 1st January 2012 Hakuhodo will be increasing their prices. I'm not sure by how much but I fear with the mention of increasing cost of materials, it could be more than just a small increase.
Here's the message I received.
'To Our Valued Customers, We regret that rapidly rising costs for raw materials necessitate our raising the price of most products, effective January 1, 2012. We have made every attempt to avoid the increase, but we refuse to compromise on quality. This is our only recourse. We think you will agree that the quality of Hakuhodo Brushes should not be sacrificed. We would like to thank you for your continued support. Best regards, Hakuhodo USA Online Shop PS.'
So, if any of you were thinking about making a purchase in the near future, I would recommend placing your order before the end of the year if you can. I'm trying to decide what to do personally, it feels a little like being between a rock and a hard place with the increase in prices and the decrease in the Customs limits for international shopping. Fingers crossed the increase isn't as bad as I fear!