Originally Posted by Turbo9000
im not convinced by the other responses either.
how about this-
because the manufacturers know that people who race, or want to race 1/8 on-road (the pinnacle, or Formula 1 of model car racing) will shell out for it.
I think you ve nailed it ... good old market forces ... we are dumb enough to pay it so they are smart enough to charge it.
I am in the UK and the difference in kit price is a minimum of $150 (Edam @ $500) up to around $300 (Serpent @ $900)
Ill staywith my MRX4 for a while yet!