Nobody's holding a gun to your head......If you don't like the prices, Don't buy Snap-on tools!
Snap-on still innovates tools & equipment for the professional mechanic....This goes well beyond your basic hand tools & storage.
Snap-on's TechAngle torque wrenches are a favorite of mine & nothing I've seen in the industry matches them, Competitors have a hard time matching the now 10 year old TechWrench!
Don't care for spring loaded click-type torque wenches at all, Let's see some Split Beam comparisons! Oh, That's right Harbor Freight doesn't offer a split beam torque wrench
Snap-on scan tools, For domestic makes....Nothing comes close! It's like having GM & Ford OE scan tools rolled into one with really good FCA/Chrysler support, Decent Asian support & hit/miss on European makes. Though I did work on a 2013 Mini Cooper S recently & the support was excellent.
*I have Ford IDS, Forscan, GM Tech 2, GM MDI-2, & HP-Tuners MPVI & MPVI-2......I have 3 times the money wrapped up in these tools & subscriptions than I do my lowly Snap-on Solus Edge, Unless I'm programming, initializing, Or editing a module....I grab the Solus!
Still use my ancient Snap-on MT2500 "brick" from time to time on OBD1 & early OBD2 vehicles.
Power Steering Pulley service tools, I smile everytime I use my Snap-on pullers & installers, Same with the Snap-on output/tail housing bushing service tools for 700R4, 4L60E, TH350, 2004R, TH200, The latter 2 require complete transmission disassembly to service the bushing without this tool! It also services T56, Muncie M20/M21, Borg Warner T10, And GM 3 speed manual transmissions.
Zero degree offset Hi-Performance wrenches, Saved my bacon more than once.
Just this past week....I bought a 1/2" drive 15mm Semi-Deep Impact Wobble for GM/Ford/FCA exhaust manifold/Down pipe/DPF nuts. Nobody else makes this exact tool, It was $50 cash with a list of $66....Worth every penny to me.
I was getting by with a shallow 15mm wobble, But would sometimes not fully engage the nut as the stud is a little too long.
Dake presses are expensive, Mohawk & Rotary Lifts are expensive, Quality 2-stage compressors are expensive, Quality vises are expensive. It seems you want everything at your price point, Quality will suffer & has historically suffered because manufactures start meeting price points. What funds development & innovation of tools going forward?