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Old 11-04-2009, 06:42 AM
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Lip seal tool, why so expensive?

Quick question. Why do they charge $10-$30 for a lip seal tool when you can make dozens (evidently hundreds of $$$ worth!!) in minutes using $0.80 worth of piano wire and scraps of brake line tubing?



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I'll see that and raise you to, why don't people use an x-acto handle and a piece of guitar string like I do? I use the G string.

To answer your question, people will buy anything.
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OK, but I don't play the geetar and use all my Xacto knives building models. Still, anywone who would tear into an auto tranny should come to the conclusion that they could knock one of those out for free.
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Quick question. Why do they charge $10-$30 for a lip seal tool when you can make dozens (evidently hundreds of $$$ worth!!) in minutes using $0.80 worth of piano wire and scraps of brake line tubing?


Because they know they can get away with it. Why do you think that Billy Mays (RIP) and that Vince (ShamWow) are worth a fortune?...Not to mention Ron Popiel.........
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Simply put there was once a demand for that tool, someone seen an opportunity and created their own niche and became a supplier and named their own price to see what they could get out of it, and those with little to no hands on abilities to fabricate their own tools, will buy them.

Those little toys the fast food chains put out, all have chinese assembled triangle head screws requiring a special ordered screwdriver to do anything with them, I bought a decent off brand screwdriver and took it and one of the toys to the bench grinder in the shop and in 5 minutes had a fabricated screwdriver that has not let me down yet.
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