Bakers Pride Dante Series

Discussion created by ares on Sep 5, 2019
Latest reply on Sep 19, 2019 by ectofix

Im curious, been in this business 35 years, almost 20 on my own. Has anyone ever seen a price increase like the recent one on Bakers Pride Dante series burners? Part L5027V and a few of the other parts for this unit. The L5027V as of July was list price around $137, it went up in the beginning of August to $3128, yes you are reading this correctly. I am responsible for more than 100 of these units, either CH10 or XX10 which as you guessed, uses 10 burners, 10 radiants. Needless to say I am no longer buying these and have switched over to aftermarket burners.  I actually tried to figure out the justification for this increase for a few days then just gave up. A typical rebuild of 10 burners & 10 radiants would now cost approx $40K, Im pretty sure I wouldnt be doing any. I have also been tracking the inventory levels on Partstown and theyve actually sold a few at the new price, which with the typical 30 off would cost around $19000 just in burners at cost. What imbecile is actually ordering these? How many of these imbeciles have recently been fired? Truly a bizarre world.