I'm sure the owners of Lamborghini aren't hurting either. But that's the nice part about busting your ass for years, just to make what ever one else does ? I'm not going to do it. If I wanted to make 18-25 bucks an hour, I would work for someone else, ONLY work 40 hours a week, go home and not have to worry about anything else until I clocked in the next day. Nobody puts up with the headache for meager earnings. Haven't a clue what they make, or on a kit. But when it become successful should they drop there prices ? When you work at a company for X amount of years, do you take a pay cut or a raise ? Sure his guys are the same way. Companies take lots of money to keep alive. I will tell you my rent alone, just the rent is 3500 a month. I have to profit 3500, which means I need to make probably 8k, to see that much profit. Just to pay rent. Not to mention everything else I mentioned before. If you don't want to buy it just because you think he's making more don't. But remember I said whatever he makes, doesn't go in his or any business owners pocket. If you get 30% if "profit", your doing GREAT.
Once it's in the machine, that's the easy part. The room for human error after that is the problem. The tubing is the cheapest part of the kit for sure. It's the labor to put it together that's costs the money. Turbo kits will always be more than blowers for that reason, unless CNC coolant becomes 100k a gallon. But that's the advantage with maching. One guy can run more than one machine at a time.So essentially you have one guy building parts for multiple blowers at a time. I guarantee you blowers companies make WAY more per hour than turbo companies. Look at some of the job openings for them. I can't, nor will I ever be able to offer benefits like they do. Think about why that is. Comparing turbo company cost to blowers is like comparing casting cost vs billet. Next time you compare, try one of the BIG blowers to a turbo kit. Then see where the value is.
Think about the bridge like you owned it. You put out the billions to put it up. You finally after 15 years get your money back. Would you stop charging a toll just because it was paid off ? Nope, time to make your money.
Point is, although more expensive, the mark up, profit % is not close to the same. If it was, turbo companies wouldn't go under all the time. There is a small margin for error. If you don't have your #### together, it doesn't take much to put you under, as we've seen time and time again. Blowers are the way to go if you own a business honestly. MUCH less labor intensive, less customer calls with install problems/questions, less time ($) for the customers who can't install themselves,etc. Their setup and up front is much more. But once they are setup, whamo.