Re: Why so expensive, Mantec
"Andrew Renshaw" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi all.
> Preparations are underway at a pace and U decided that to stop people
> borrowing things out of the boot on our Afrtica trip I would fit rear
> window guards. Anyway I watched e-bay for Defender 110 guards and none
> came up. So I contacted Mantec. I was quoted £247 (UK) which seemed a lot
> but I know they have a good reputation. With £11.50 for postage. About
> I thought just before I got the credit card out and shocked it I would
> phone a local Metal Fabricators. I explained what I needed sizes etc. In
> the same style as the mantec guards. The manager said "Well we can't do it
> to cheap as it is a one off."
> So I held my breath and asked how much, "Well all the guards would have to
> be £75 in total which is very expensive." I was numb.
> So it is booked in on Thursday at the local Metal Fabricators and they are
> fitting them.
> Now there is £200 pounds difference in price. Mantec seem to be charging
> an awful lot.
Are they the same materials? Steel or Ally? Galvanised etc? Try and get
galved bolts fitted or something that won't leave rust streaks down the