Less volume is the killer there. I'm doing a Trophy Truck body out of lexan, and the low quantities are killing me. To get a good price, I have to order 500 at a time. Then rent a big storage building to keep them for 3 years while they sell. I have to add that storage into the cost. My accountant is going to freak out.
Yeah, I was none too pleased when I discovered what it was going to cost me to buy my Porsche 911 GT1 bodyset for my FG. I payed $230 just for the bodyset...why are touring bodies so mucH? you can get 1/10 scale bodies for 30, i could see a bump for material but wow, 170 bucks?