Our $10 Price-Beating Guarantee
Just send us an email...we beat their price by $10...it's that simple!
You've heard of price matching...meaning a store in question agrees to match any competitor's price? Well, we at SOTE are committed to BEATING our competitors prices, and making sure our sword community is not overpaying for its equipment. If you see a sword for sale at a lower online price, simply send us the product link. If it is the same product, in new condition, and not an auction item (which is often a product return or imitation) we will BEAT that competitor's price by at least $10, provided it does not violate a manufacturer's price agreement we may have.
Please get confirmation from our sales team before purchasing and we will update your account to purchase with Swords of the East at your requested price level! This guarantee does not necessarily apply to swords under $100, although we will do our best to win your business by matching or beating a competitor's price and offer. Please also keep in mind that we offer free standard shipping on all of our swords over $100 while many of our competitors do not. The overall price, including shipping, will be used in determining if you are eligible to receive the discount. We will not be undersold, and will do what it takes to earn your business. Period!
Please send price requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manager's Note About Pricing ...
Let's face it...prices are all over the map, particularly in the internet / e-commerce environment. Many factors contribute to this. Many with katanas for sale are actually selling damaged returns or imitation products as originals for much less than authentic, new products you'll find. Other unathorized resellers will simply ignore the manufacturer's regulations for resale pricing, and hope to survive on volume selling, with no concern for the negative impact this will have on the sword community at large. This practice hurts the manufacturer and their brand value, causes pricing to rise, and is simply unethical. We at SOTE will not engage in these selling practices, and are under voluntary ethical guidleines for business practices. We are Authorized Resellers and work to keep a strong relationship between manufacturers and the sword community. This is in everyone's best interest!
With that being said, there are other Authorized Resellers who simply charge too much in our opinion. That is their perogative, and we do not fault them. However, our purpose for being in business in not simply to profit, but to further advance the industry and help those who practice the Sword Arts to get what they need as inexpensively as possible. Of course we want to make money...there is a lot of work involved in what we do and we need to survive! But as Artists ourselves, the purpose in starting this business goes beyond profit, and we think you'll see a clear difference in dealing with Swords of the East. So just contact us, and let us help you get the quality, new, premium swords you need at the price you want.
The Management Team