"It's far easier and alot less expensive to do it right during construction. The same work done by an owner if contracted out after purchase
could easily be triple that amount if not more"
Well I am not sure on that...
First of all, what is right for you may not be so for others. I belive they are trying to spend money
behind items that they think it would make sense for everyone. Some others, are listed in their optionals. The remaining part it's not even there. Some items could be cheaper to be made in the factory, some others not. (3 times cheaper, no way..Manpower is extremely expensive in France
, maybe 2 to 3 times more expensive than in the US.) The material to be used would come cheaper because they use the scale of economy buying
in much bigger quantitites.
After all, they are trying to be competitive price
wise delivering the minimum possible. Like in the car industry, the moment you start asking this and that, the pirice goes out of ceiling..
In Orano, a bow for down wing sail costs around K 10 USD. The maximum I would pay to make it done here, would be K 4 USD. For a decent A/C + Genset, the price is exceeding K 50 !!!!
I think they are making good money out of these optionals and/or trying to discourage people from this optionals which disturb their production line / speed. (which in turn ensures them to be competitive in base prices..)