I've recently been looking at some high end gym equipment (not actually buying yet, just entertaining a wet dream) and I found some weird stuff: the cost of lifting platforms differs massively depending on manufacturer.
Although these aren't by the same retailer or sold in the same country, I think it should still be an indication of the price differences (all 6x8 feet, all made for power racks):
1. Legend Fitness platform with power rack insert: 1700$
2. Magnum platform with power rack insert: 4000$
3. Hammer Strength platform with power rack insert: 7000$
Why on earth does the Hammer Strength one cost 4x as much as the Legend Fitness one? Is it 4x the platform? Or is it simply because its from Hammer Strength?
I'm also interested in knowing what kind of prices Power-Lift, the supposed gold standard of racks and platforms, charges for its products. Am I right in guessing that their prices are probably closer to those of Hammer Strength than the other two?