Aug 17, 2001, 9:46 AM
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Cost of Hip Rings
My apologies if this has already been discussed. There are many posts and I couldn't find what I was looking for...
Hip rings appear to cost anywhere between $90 to $200US as an extra option. How come these are so expensive? Being a newbie, to me they just look like an extra bit of steel. Are they difficult or time consuming to add to the harness? Are the rings themselves expensive (because the have to be custom manufactured, or are speciality item)? Or perhaps the price is dictated by what the market will bear (after all, they people who make rigs are running a business, not a charity)?
I'm definately after the hip rings. Putting comfort aside - I just wanted to know what is so magical about them that they cost so much? Does la little more webbing, sewing and two steel rings really cost that much to the manufacturer that the cost is passed on to the consumer?
That's why they are more. Simple economics. Price of anything has little to do with how much it costs to make. It has everything to do with what people will pay. Long term, we set prices. Short term, shit happens.