Originally Posted by hedges
yes, i believe the interest is out there though, if somebody had the money to order 25 of them at 290,
I'm not sure where your numbers are coming from. You're looking at around ~$150 shipping per 3 bumpers. If I could walk into a shop and plunk down $350 for one, I might do an impulse buy in the future, but if you take 25@$290 ($7,250) + $1,250 shipping, that's $340 each (I don't know if import fees were already in the $290 price). Now, factor in the risk and the fact that you are tying up $8,500, you'd have to sell them for much more than $350 each or it's not worth it. Once you get into that range, you start to lose the impulse buy and customers. The higher the price, the higher the risk of a long shelf life.
I could be mistaken on manufacturing costs, but I'd guess a company like Extreme Dimensions (or the like) could easily duplicate the hana style (as they have everything else) and make them available at a reasonable cost. It all comes down to actual demand.