Maybe it's me, but I laugh when I hear people complaining about what a product cost when it first hits the market. Products dosn't just magically appear one day. There are many different steps along the way from the time something is conceptualized until it marketed it for sale. All of these steps have a cost which is built into the price the company is selling the product for, plus hopefully a some profit as well. If a company doesn't make a profit on something, they either don't sell it any longer or they disappear from the market all together.
At least for me, I can understand why the product costs what it does. Is it for me right now. Not so much. Will it be for me in the future, I don't know. It depends on what I plan on doing with the Jeep.
I have to say I think this is a pretty innovative product. It certainly has a market for people who don't want to invest in a bumper carrier combo or don't want to have to deal with the hassle of a double pull just to gain access to the rear of their Jeep. Something else to keep in mind is the pure weight savings of using the Teraflex carrier over any other bumper carrier combo on the market. I'm sure at a minimum you're saving about 100-150lbs.
Just because it's a new product doesnt mean that it cost that much plus a little profit to develop. Im going to find some new shit to sell you so youll buy it just because its new and you believe it cost me that much to develop.
Yes, I understand it cost money to develop and market new items, but I also dont believe everything I see either.
Everyone shut the fuck up about the price. It's set and there's nothing you can do about it. If you don't have the money, buy something else. But most importantly, quit bitching.
Bottom line is people will speak with a purchase. I, for one, think this cost is stupid and wouldn't pay this for a glorified bracket.
So you buy it if you feel like its worth it and shut the fuck up.
I voted by not buying it.
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US Army (Retired) - Operation Enduring Freedom 2004-2005