Spiral Planer Thicknesser

Does anyone know why the price of Axminster’s 260SPT has recently jumped up by £200? I had decided on the Axminster machine over Scott & Sargent’s spiral PT (even thought he latter was £100 less) for my new (under construction) workshop, but now there’s a £300 price difference it feels too much of a premium for Axminster’s quality customer service. The extractor to accompany the machine has also jumped up by £50 (14%). Having spent quite a time researching and, yet again, deciding to stay with Axminster, it is disappointing to have to start all over again.