Yea, Republic is a rip-off joint, if you get stuck dealing with the owner.
When I was shopping for a tcase, he wanted $700. I found one on EBay, shipped from the east coast for $250.
Then I found I needed a switch for it. Went in there looking for the switch, he wouldn't sell it to me without buying the whole case. When I told him I couldn't afford his prices, and what I paid for the same tcase he tried to rape me on, he pretty much told me to f off.
BUT, there is a guy that normally works in back, and he's pretty cool. If you can catch him when the owner is away, he'll treat you good. I needed a shift bezel when I swapped tcases, and he just gave it to me, despite it having a $20 price tag on it.
DD/Wheeler: 98 ZJ 5.2, 4.5" on 33s
DD/Wifeys: 00 XJ, stock
Weekend toy: 13 Challenger R/T Blacktop