Originally Posted by Schrodinger's Kittens
For now I can handle 50% more,
... overnight shipping fees ...
Note that for someone paying shipping fees and such, a doubling of
the price of the chile isn't a doubling of the price of the final product.
When I lived in CA and paid $8 for a $2.50 tub, the chile probably
only had a value of $1. A tripling of the price would have brought
the tub price to $10 - which is a 25% increase.
Even here, in the stores, that tripling of the price for me would only
amount to the price going from $2.50 to $4.50 - not even a double.
In a restaurant where I got chile on my huevos, I assume that I'm
only eating 25 cents worth, if that.
A 50% increase in raw chile price would be great for the growers, but
cost far less to the consumer unless they are buying raw chile in bulk.