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Vita Flex Acculytes
To those of you who use Acculytes by Vita-Flex, you may be in for a shock
the next time you buy them. I have been using them for about 2 years now and
the price has been around $45 for a 20 lb tub from my local tack shop. I
really liked them so I was willing to pay about twice the cost of Elite
Apple electrolytes (around $20 for 20 lbs). I ran out of Acculytes and
couldn't get to my regular place so I stopped at a local place and refused
to pay the outrageous price of $44 for 5lbs. But then I saw that the price
was high at another place, so I was beginning to wonder if Vita Flex had
raised the price. I got my answer last weekend when I picked up my 20 lb
tub from my regular price. The price had gone up over $20. So I sent an
email to Vita Flex, and there answer is below:
Robert Boivin wrote:
First let me thank you for using the Vita-Flex product, AccuLytes. The
AccuLytes' price was set back in 1988. Even back then the AccuLytes
was being sold for a very small profit margin. Over the years the price
raw materials have gone up, and because of our company's rapid growth, the
cost to manufacture the AccuLytes product was never reevaluated.
This year Vita-Flex reevaluated the cost on all of our products. We
discovered that we have been loosing money on the production of the
AccuLytes product for quite some time. As you can imagine this is not a
good way to maintain any company's longevity. We had three choices to
First, we could have discontinued the product. Second, we could have
reformulated the product to lessen the quality as well as the cost to make
it. Third, we could increase the selling price of the AccuLytes to cover
cost of manufacturing the product.
We chose to cover the cost of manufacturing the AccuLytes product, and
maintain the high quality the product has always had. This was a hard
choice for us to make, and I am sorry that the price of the AccuLytes
product went up so much. We do appreciate your business and I hope you
decide to continue to use the AccuLytes product.
voice (800)848-2359 fax(802)244-8353
From: Carolyn Burgess [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 9:12 PM
Hi. I don't know if you're the appropriate person to contact, but here
goes. I'm trying to find out why Acculytes had a 50% price increase
over the last several months. I know my tack shop owner and she is only
passing on the price increase to her. I really like Acculytes, but they
were pricy to begin with and now, even priciers. I think that Vita-Flex
needs to justify this price increase.
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