Wow was I in for a shock today. The loop on the remote control for my car that goes around the key ring broke, and now the remote control is separated from the keys. I was on another errand and stopped by the auto dealer to pick up a replacement. Hoped it would be ten dollars or less, but steeled myself for a more likely $20.
The dealer could order a new unit for me for $200! AND they could program the new chip for just $98. Altogether, with tax, over $300 for a remote control for my car.
Needless to say, I took my broken (but functional) remote back with me. I shall be looking for Plan B.