Originally Posted by GtiKyle
I guess I don't understand NOT buying something because the company is using all the resources available to minimize their cost. It's acceptable to make a profit, but not a BIGGER profit by using cheaper production methods?
It's all economics, supply and demand. The price is dictated by what people are willing to pay, and what is available to the consumer. The competition is low, for high-end motorcycle gear. So their price dictates that, regardless of production cost/methodology.
1. I'll generally choose quality over marketing hype and/or fashion trends.
2. Given the choice I'll support a domestic producer, especially if I'm convinced their product is superior.
3. Supply/Demand and economic realities: I'd feel dumb knowingly overpaying for anything.