Originally Posted by Graphicism
Well maybe he doesn't have pre-built Lites and any order would require some real work which could be better spent elsewhere, no doubt he pockets more from custom products and realizes this. From a business point of view the only time you up the cost of your product is if it costs more to produce or if you have a backlog of work, if you are struggling for business you drop the price.
One thing is, he doesn't really do custom work, unless you count adding SA's to GS-1s or case color choices as custom work. When I used the word custom I was thinking in terms of SP level customization (ie: many many combos that yield a singular product).
Regardless, the bigger issue with Headamp, is the dishonesty in lead times. It has been shown that his 3 week lead times is more often than not very inaccurate and that his 8 week lead time for the GS-1 and GS-X progress even further. Basically if you're not getting an amp that starts with the name Pico, you're in the Headamp Black hole.
I think most people, myself included, don't mind waiting for a product, but we need to be kept in the loop as to progress, especially if a published lead time can not be kept. Otherwise you do need to post an accurate lead time. Justin does neither of these things.