Yesterday, I purchased a replacement tailgate lock cylinder for a 2003 Cadillac Escalade for $200, and that was after searching on the internet for the lowest possible price. The cylinder was about 2″ long and came in a UPS Priority Mail envelope. It looked like it should have cost $5-$10. Cadillac completely ripped me off. Call it price gouging, whatever. I was ripped off, and I don’t like it.
A few years from now custom manufacturing will allow me to print out my own replacement, without having to deal with Cadillac. I see change coming. It must happen.