Effective August 3rd, Pandora North America has raised the prices of a selection of their charms by $5USD/CAD to $10USD/CAD. The change affects pavé charms, Muranos, and spacers with a total of 219 items included. This came as a complete surprise to retailers with no prior warning so even if they wanted to, they could not warn customers. Surprisingly, the increase includes the just released Pandora Pre-Autumn 2015 Collection. This specific adjustment relates only to Canada and the US.
The regular glass Muranos have gone up $5USD to $40USD, ones with more than one color are $45USD, Disney Muranos are $50USD, the faceted beads are $50USD, the Effervescence Collection and other glass with CZ inclusions are $55USD. Pavé charms increased by $5USD, the Petite Facets have gone up $10USD, and all the spacers are now $5USD more. The Disney pavé charms and Muranos are included and have seen the corresponding price hike.
I was shocked and extremely disappointed when I learned of this, as the prices had already been creeping up for some time on the new releases. With the pavé charms already costing much more than their previous silver counterparts, I find this increase completely unnecessary. What are your thoughts on this unpleasant news?