This price jump is fairly recent, and on par with US pricing. While I appreciate what Mesa is saying in that post it still doesn't justify jumping in price like that. $300 in one year for a 2x12 cab.... give me a break. Maybe on their amps which are obviously much more complex and require R&D to develop, but we're talking about a plywood box here. Not even ported or theile or what have you, just a simple 2x12 cab with v30s. Other companies can be worse though. I bought a Petrucci Musicman back in 2009 and they have gone up $100 per year since I purchased mine. I doubt those kinds of increases are anything but greed. Eventually they just price themselves out of the market.