If you do the math, you will see that the “B” package (taking MSRP differences) adds the following:
GNS 420-GNC250XL Diff $4,245.00
STEC 30-STEC 20 Diff $2,500.00
Total additions $15,495.00
Cirrus charges $17,500.00
Not too bad if you need HSI for $8,750.00 and Cirrus makes the MSRP margin plus $2,005.00 and saves the cost of DG and Turn Coordinator and LOC/GS indicator.
Here is the “C” package:
STEC 20 ->STEC55 —$7,000.00
NSD 1000 -> $9,700.00
Dual Alternator -> $2,400.00
Cirrus charges $32,800.00
Cirrsu makes MSRP margin plus $8,200.00 and the cost of DG.
What what do you guys think?
If you upgrade to “B” or “C” looks like we are paying more than the retail difference. Assuming same installation cost and time, we are not getting too good a deal on “C” but an OK deal on “B”.
If you take “A” and try to add in later, you lose the base price of the installed components you are replacing, that’s even a worse deal.
So what’s the best deal?
BTW, Cirrus charges $3,650.00 to upgrade STEC 20 to STEC 30 in the “A” package where the retail difference is $2,500.00. The manufacturers leave a pretty good profit margin in their MSRP and most dealers charge/sell for less than the MSRP. CD is adding another 50% on top of the MSRP differences! How come?
Food for thought and hopefully some not so nasty feedback, Thanks