well i for one is highly interested in your product as they from what you told me seem really decent and at a highly competitive price but i think the major problem currently is that most canadian buyer are not aware that some store like yours offer decently price tool for them without having to deal south of the border.
how often have i seen people going to grizzly or hf to buy there machine or to buy tooling? the answer to often.
i do think that you have a market for you highly inexpensive tooling but its simply that people are not aware of it.
i for one before finding garant machinery was positive that if i wanted a machine with similar capacity to a x3 or sx3 would have to buy one south of the border why is that because company here, i guess, dont think that there is really a market for it, in your case you tought there is, and you are right, only problem is that since most of the people come to place like here where most user are american they get informed about places in the states and not in canada.
but then your current situation seems to be offering you oportunity to tap into a more profitable market, the industry, wich could then lead you to make more money and in turn come back after a while to grab the hobby market with a bigger advertising campaign to grab that part of the market, currently i see most of the canadian buyer getting there info from mouth to ear but never from advertising... see any busybee tool add in cnczone... no, see any house of tool advertising here no... see any syil.ca add no... see any garant machinery here, and again the answer is no i think the problem is there people are not made aware of the availability of those product in canada so they buy where they are made aware of it and where is that... south of the border
so to answer or more to give you my point of view as long as a company will no make a move to show that similar product to those available in the state are available at the same price or better then what is offered in the state people will buy south of the border
so what are your solution
1- drop the hobby market and go for the industry
2- keep a limited supply to keep the current hobby market you have and go for the industry
3- go for the industry and dont bother with the hobby market edit: i guess thats the same as 1
4- go on like you are hopping that the buyer will discover your product and eventualy start to buy in mass
but in all of the above i think that as long as whe dont see some more advertising in places like here by canadian dealer the road will be long
on a final note i would really like to congratulate you on your highly competitive pricing hobby wise and wish you the best in your venture
ps: currently i operate a small shop wich does mostly prototype and was bless in having alot of help from my current boss in starting my own shop but tool do get broken and used and eventualy ill have to buy my own as i learn to fly on my own and its sources like yours that i am looking at.