Rand/Dollar effect on Pricing
All printer cartridges are IMPORTED into the country by the respective VENDORS, ie Hp, Lexmark, Canon, Samsung, Epson etc. As such, all pricing is SET by these respective VENDORS.
When the Rand weakens, it means that we pay more rands per dollar, resulting in higher pricing As an example; If a cartridge costs $100, and the Rand trades at R15 to $1, the cartridge costs us R1500.
Should the Rand fall to R16 to $1, the Dollar price remains $100, but the drop in exchange results in the same cartridge now costing R1600.
Cartridge Hyper, as ALL OTHER re-sellers, is affected by the Rand/Dollar exchange. As we specialise in the supply of consumables, our stock sells out at a rapid rate. While we may have old stock bought at old pricing, bear in mind that we will need to replace all stocks sold at a higher cost. For this reason we unfortunately cannot sell items at old pricing, UNLESS we have an overstock situation.
The VOLATILITY of the rand means that we have no forecast as to when the Rand may improve. All indications are that the Rand will drop even further, so the situation will worsen before it gets better Cartridge Hyper has ALWAYS reacted to the Rand Dollar changes immediately, when the rate improves, we drop our pricing accordingly and take the loss on this. High pricing IS NOT good for our business!
Unfortunately we have no control over the Rand / Dollar exchange rate, but we do stock alternative non original options on most brands. While these generics may not give the quality and reliability of the original products, the savings do make them an option in these times.
Cartridge Hyper pricing is set at Head Office, NO branch is in control of pricing, so rest assured that no store is charging you different pricing to what we have set.