Hi Jawnee, welcome!
When we opened our 1st round of orders, way back in August of 2016, you could purchase a Grobo for $899 for a short period, then $999. We love our early adopters & their patience. As development has progressed, the design has evolved and strengthened, thus the increase in cost. The $700 you are seeing above is in addition to the $199 deposit that our 1st rounder's paid.