I am not implying that blank cases are a rip off or discrediting anything, but I was curious about what goes into the cost of producing a blank arcade stick case. Perhaps I do not buy enough furniture as a consumer (too poor) to know exactly the reason.
Does the cost mostly go into labor, or price of a special grade wood (maple costs more than ash, density of wood), or does it go into recouping the cost of equippment (CNC router/Table Saw/Drill etc)?
I would have expected blank wood cases to cost around 40 if someone told me to estimate the worth (without doing any market research), but I see it for 70+ easily everywhere. If it has a special finish, it goes up well over 100.