i get that but when you're not a huge name some times you have to take under shop rate to get your foot in the door.. magnaflow's msrp is 900+ but most companies wont sell it for near that much. Quality vs quantity is all well and good but i'm trying to help you out because you're going to be hard pressed to sell things for the prices your listing when companies that have a following and track record that are house hold names dont even sell for that price. I could do a full 304 stainless catback with a borla muffler and still have it for under 700 and we'll still make money on it
First, we don't take under shop rate for anything. Next, we have been in business to long to do it cheap... my motto is do it once and do it right. Those company's that don't sell at MSRP just loose money and de-values the product.
I am going to be as kind as possible when I say this, if I needed your help I would ask for it. Every shop car we have brought into our shop has set records and most of them still stand today. We may not be the "brand name" but we will be the shop that sets the HP, 1/4 mile times and trap speeds that everyone is chasing. I have been doing this since 1989, I have been doing this longer than the age of most of my competitors, LOL. After you have been doing this as long as I have... it just makes sense to do it once and do it right.
With that said... you can continue to make your full exhaust systems for what ever $ amount you feel is fair. You are new to this, you are an up and coming shop that needs to offer affordable items with great quality because if you don't you will not be that "guy". We have managed to sell products and outfit our shop with several welders, two CNC machines, powder coating, ceramic coating, dyno, blasting equipment, lifts, blah blah blah blah. We have over $60k in programming software for vehicle tuning, AutoCad, Flow similations, hydraulic pump control (we specialize in GDI) and many other applications. We are serious about vehicle performance and it will show in our products, dyno charts and step by step progression showing the gains and performance strides we make in this market. I think what you are doing is great, the competition just brings better parts and products for the consumers.