Originally Posted by psychopic
it's the same deal with cars, if you were to buy all the parts on their own from say BMW and build the car yourself, you would end up paying about 100k fior a 30k car
Yes but they have to make them, keep them until you want them in a nice warm secure wharehouse, deliver it to the dealer who has to pay for his nice premises.
Or you could pay for them as a one off hand made spare + tooling and wait the 10 weeks for delivery before you can have the parts
Not defending them but there are reasons