Originally posted by DJW3
But I'm deep into electronics and know that a variable resistor is only $5- $10 at most electronic supply stores. The only thing that makes this any differant is the shape, and that's only for clamping it down.
Oh, if we end up paying just how much the internal components cost, this world would be a very different place.
If you're deep into electronics, you should also know a lot about R&D costs, right? Electronics is one of the most notorious industries for making consumers pay for R&D - the other one is software development.
Sure, the TPS is probably a $1.50 electronics part, but this is reality. You're paying the extra $125 for the convenience of replacement. If you have a source for a cheaper part replacement, go for it!