Originally posted by SubieStyle
Why are the "Secondary Pipes" only $10 difference between the one w/ the metal substrate cat & the non cat pipe? Shouldn't the "Cat- Eliminator pipe" supposed to be around the same price as the Down Pipe? These look all like regular retail prices. Are you sure these are "deals"?
Here are some MSRP list prices compared to ours:
Stromung 3" Secondary Metal Substrate Cat Piece $327 our price / $339 MSRP
Stromung 3" Secondary Cat-less Piece $317 our price / $329 MSRP
Unfortunately, I don't set the MSRP. If you think the cat-less piece should be much more less than the catted piece, you can give Scott a call at Stromung. His phone number is (714) 891-3630. He's a pretty reasonable guy, and great to talk to. You can tell him I sent you.
As for our "deal" prices, I don't think it's mandatory for a vendor to do free shipping on everything. In my opinion, free shipping is a great deal. Shipping a full downpipe could cost anywhere from $10-$30 to the east coast from southern California.
Manufacturers set a list price to keep the market afloat. We try our best to abide by their rules.
Unfortunately, when vendors break that agreement, competing businesses must lower their prices in order to compete. Eventually, it gets to the point where nobody's making any money.
I hope you understand what I'm saying. Feel free to give me a call any time if you think I'm being unfair.