I genuinely expected double this figure at a minimumI do consider it money well spent. It's around £100 for someone to fit, so if you were able to source all the parts yourself, you could save a fortune. Some virtual cockpits for for less than £300 on eBay, and then the trim surround is around £40 brand new from SEAT. If you shop around, you could get the whole thing (parts and fitting) for less than £500.
Although £500 is still a lot of money, it's cheap for a VC conversion.