Personally, I have no problem paying a premium if the person at the other end of the line is knowledgeable, has stock and doesn't waste my time. That said, I've never thought RN's pricing was out of line, it is mostly OEM stuff.
For my Land-Cruiser I literally have to babysit the arseholes in the parts department at the local dealer, and they still charge me full retail minus 10% (whoop deee doo). I need to dig out part numbers, they can't find anything on fiche, never call back etc. Just freaking useless. In comparison getting rover parts is an absolute breeze.
Ongoing Defender/Series inspired crew cab project
Diesel-swapped 1994 80 series Land-cruiser