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Old 04-05-2006, 11:36 PM
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Default Why are performance marine parts 100x more expensive than other performance parts?

Just curious ... Seems like all performance marine parts are at least 2x more expensive than their automotive counterparts; sometimes 20-30x more expensive.

Is it simple supply and demand, or demographics, or is there that much more put into marine performance parts to warrant the hefty premium?

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Default Re: Why are performance marine parts 100x more expensive than other performance parts?

Lower volume would be my guess. Not to mention that as long as people are paying the inflated prices, the prices will only continue to rise. They have you by the gonads.

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Its called hardin marine...and cp performance
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because we are all horney and love to get screwed
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Default Re: Why are performance marine parts 100x more expensive than other performance parts?

Boating is considered a LUXURY and add on PERFORMANCE and they know you have a surplus of CASH.........
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Default Re: Why are performance marine parts 100x more expensive than other performance parts?

Lower volume coupled with the whole boating mystique - Let's face it, it's a luxury market, prices are set according to what the consumer is willing to bear.
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Boating is considered a LUXURY and add on PERFORMANCE and they know you have a surplus of CASH.........
You beat me to it, Luxury is the key here.
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Default Re: Why are performance marine parts 100x more expensive than other performance parts?

Marine parts are usually much more heavy duty than their automotive counterparts. They must perform in a marine environment that is far more harsh than automotive. Many times they have internal parts that are specially made of metals that are not affected by salt water.

What specific parts did you find more expensive?
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Because they can charge reddiculous prices and people will pay it period
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