Originally Posted by cotton42090
Damn, I can never believe how much these things go for. It maybe costs them $50 to make, and then they sell for 10x the profit.
The first one isn't to my liking, but I would be interested in seeing the second on a car...
With most CF products the price of the product is not simply reflected in the cost of raw materials. People have to take into account r&d, molds, business overhead, marketing, etc. Rep's are often far cheaper than authentic products because they skip the R&D as they just copy an existing design.