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Old March 28, 2013, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by clg View Post
He HAS gotten an answer though, multiple times now fit & finish, materials, features have been mentioned yet he preferred to downplay those things with humor and sarcasm. It's substantially more expensive to create a consistent product within tighter tolerances in aluminum than it is stamped steel. It's the labor and design which increase the cost, not specifically the parts.

Yes of course there is cost associated simply by creating something as a "premium" product, but in this case...shit, in this instance the quality actually does reflect in the price.
You are ignoring the fact that the price increases exponentially rather than linearly if you make a flat 10% on the case price all the way up that makes sense. However when you get up to 40% profit you are gouging for prestige.

Also we think of aluminum as much more expensive than steel however it is still a very cheap material and really doesn't had much of a cost to production.
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