In Reply to: Nice speech,,BUT posted by Brett on March 09, 2000 at 18:45:37:
If a business pays "X" amount of dollars for a part from a manufacturer, that business is entitled to sell said part for a reasonable profit. Paul has already mentioned that they are selling the particular part for not much over what they bought it for. Throw in the cost of just doing business (wages, overhead, lights, etc.), I'd say that they are being more than reasonable with the paying public.
If Maximillians were strictly profit oriented, that particular grille would be selling for much more than their asking price. Most likely, someone would buy it.
No one said that you have to buy factory or OEM parts. You can buy less expensive parts and hope that they will work as well as the factory version. If you can't afford to buy the grille, then that's your particular situation. But try to make your own, then you may think that $250 is a good deal.