This means the retail price is increasing by $1 each for Sketch. I am sure all retailers, including Oozak , will be forced to raise their prices.
The problem is NOT the Copic company it is the devaluation of the US dollar against other world currencies. It is particularly severe against the Yen.
I make Temari which is a Japanese craft. The books come from Japan.
5-6 years ago I paid $22-$25 for each book Now the books are $39-$42. Needless to say at those prices I only bought one must have book in the past couple of years . It cost $42.50 plus shipping.
And the books are soft covers!
If our government keeps printing more money we will not be able to afford to buy the things we love.
I love my Copics and I am happy I postponed all other purchases and I bought nearly all the colors I wanted before the last two increases took affect