(1) Yes, I have business acumen.Thanks for your sarcasm. (1) If you have any of that business acumen, let me know.
Anyways, looking at amps of similar popularity, complexity, and wattage (15-30W with two channels, 1x12 speaker, and reverb) from the past 5-10 years, we have the Ampeg R12R, AC15C1, AC30S1, Blackstar HT Studio 20, and the Marshall DSL20CR.
R12R - $595
AC15C1 - $799
AC30S1 - $899
Studio 20 - $349
DSL20CR - $899
Fender '65 DRRI - $1599
Now, (2) I know what you're gonna say "oh, but the DRRI has a far higher standard of quality than these other amps." For Blackstar, yes, that is true, they use pretty cheap parts and break down not infrequently. However, the Ampeg, Vox, and Marshall are all made with the SAME or SIMILAR components. I've watched enough tech videos of Marshalls, Voxes, and DRRIs to know that they all have cheapo components and the same faults. They are made the same way, mass produced PCB boards with concrete and carbon comp resistors, and cheap IC caps. The Fender amps are made in the USA, but that shouldn't account for a nearly 2x difference in price between them and the next cheapest similar amp.
(3) The only reason Fender charges that much is because they can. I'd strongly doubt that they make less than 30% profit on each DRRI sold at this price point.
(2) You think you know a lot of things but obviously don't.
(3) You have no clue what Fender's "profit margin" is on a DRRI. BTW, which "profit margin" are you referring to, "Gross," "Operating," or "Net"?