No offense taken.Mean TT said:NO offense, but there are many different carbon fiber shift knobs for different cars, and none of them even cost half of what you are asking for them. It is a metal ball, and that costs 200 dollars? While I support many of the products that are under development, 200 dollars for a piece like that is more than a little steep.
My only point was that there are carbon fiber knobs, and they cost 85 dollars. Therefore, the cost is not the carbon fiber. Also, the fint and engineering is not a the cpost either, as the TRD and other aftermarket products that fit the Celica cost 80 dollars as well. In addition, there is really not a lot of development cost as these parts are screw in, and do not have any lighted display and are not multitextured. Therefore, I believe the cost is related to the fact that the car that it is for, and Elise is rare and expensive. This however does not mean that all products for the Elise are Rare and Expensive. Even if they are rare, their engineering is not, as celica parts are interchangable in most cases.shinoo said:No offense taken.
You list plenty of examples but none of the carbon fiber versions fit the Elise. Keep in mind the small volume of our car. ReVerie shift knobs are hand made with the best materials so they tend to be a bit more expensive...kinda like the Elise. Comparing the cost of aluminum knobs to CF is not really fair.
You should price the CF shift knobs from Porsche if ya really want to freak...
Please write a business plan first (like I have). You will be shocked at the lack of 'a painfully high profit margin'. It does not exist for ANY parts sold into this miniscule marketplace.Mean TT said:I think I should look into getting into the Lotus tuning market!
shinoo said:Please write a business plan first (like I have). You will be shocked at the lack of 'a painfully high profit margin'. It does not exist for ANY parts sold into this miniscule marketplace.
Now THAT's quality stuff!zvezdah1 said:
Wait, next year JC Whitney will have a full line of Elise goodies for sale!!
Mean TT said:Although I have contacted severl comapies, none have confirmed with me that they will agree to work with me.
Not to mention that they are way behind on their produciton schedual as well....