Without being too descript I was making enquiries with O.E.M. reps here for an upper fairing (around the lights, bars ect.) for a particular japanese motorcycle which may or may not be in my profile. In any regard I suspect things are typical here with most manufacturers rather than being brand specific. The price quoted for this small fairing?...$927.00 I guess sensing my disgust the salesman added but that comes painted and stickered. Big deal, 1 small sticker and some paint. Finding that hard to believe (or swallow) I had a friend call his local O.E.M. rep. He was able to get this special one only price of $800 and was told it was the last one in the country. I went to the U.S. eBay site and got one (New & Genuine, Painted & stickered) for $230 USD as a buy it now price. Even with a hefty UPS parcel post price added have saved between $450 and $575 on this one item alone and it's delivered to my door. What could possibly justify such an increase in price within our domestic market???? I would ordinarily prefer to patronize local buisness but this is clearly wrong. Out of principal alone I will probably never deal with the local / national reps again. So tell me...am I bent out of shape over a solitary incident or is this example typical?