Whether you think of Classified Moto as the bike shop that builds lamps or the lamp maker that builds bikes, today’s news could likely affect you. Next month we will raise the price of the recyclo-rific Classified Moto Lamp for the first time in over a year. The price will bump to $249 USD on November 1, 2012. In the meantime, if you’ve been thinking about getting one, you’ve got the whole month of October to get it at the old price of $199.
While we love that these little repurposed lamps have become such a hit with the public at large, we have been killing ourselves trying to keep up with the demand. The good news is that with a few new hands on deck, we’ll be able to cut delivery time drastically — most likely you can have your lamp in two weeks or less as opposed to the 6-10 weeks it has been running.
Pricing of the wall-mounted and floor versions of the lamp will remain the same as long as we can swing it.
Visit our online store to check out the lamps, shirts and other Classified goods.
Now, for something we never thought we’d be saying — WE ARE CEASING TO TAKE NEW BIKE BUILD ORDERS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. This will take place over the weekend. We made the decision to suspend any new Build Requests and close the queue due to recent overwhelming demand. Despite our Mighty Mouse attitude, we are still a tiny shop with very limited man/womanpower and we just don’t want people feeling slighted. Rather, we’d rather have them be mad at us BEFORE they put any money down than after.
With any luck, we’ll reopen the queue within 9 months, depending on developments with our permanent home and staffing situation.
In the meantime, if you have already initiated conversations with us about a build, we can try to accommodate you provided we can settle on a direction quickly. Otherwise, maybe let a little Classified swag comfort you until the moratorium is lifted.
On a side note, we realized, to our super-sized dismay, that our CONTACT page email form on the website had not been working since the site launched. The problem got fixed and in came the build inquiries. Floodgates. Within three weeks of it coming online, we’re having to turn builds away. Oh, technology. If you tried to contact us this way in the last year, we are sincerely sorry for any inconvenience. We have no record of any emails that were sent during that time, so if you’re still wondering about something, give it another shot.
Finally, thanks again for all the support since we took Classified full time. The t-shirts, posters, lamps and bikes you have kindly purchased have kept us afloat and we appreciate it. We’re doing our best to keep up the pace. We hope you’ll stay with us as we continue to find our way in the motosphere. —JR
Leave a reply
Fields marked with * are required