Yes its pretty mad isn't it, the prices Alfa try and flog new parts for. I wonder when they last sold a ABS pump for £1400? At the right price people would buy new ones, but at £1400 it just drives people to scrap their cars or get used parts from breakers. I bet Alfa have dozens of ABS pumps sitting on the shelf, gathering dust. They might be £1400 each, but they are essentially worthless if no-one buys them.
LOL indeed, high parts prices are a double-edged sword.
Recently I tried to buy all the sensors, brackets, wiring etc. for the headlight levelling (original Xenon HID headlights) and the price came to over NZ$1100. I decided not to.
Turned out that down the road an Alfa GT (rare in NZ) had just been 'wrecked' (written off) because the cost of replacement parts (front guards, bonnet, radiator, condensor, 2x HID headlights, front crossmember, suspension, etc.) exceeded the value of the car. Even though the car was only a few years old - unprecedented!
Result was that I was able to get all the sensors and bits I needed, and the dismantlers (who obviously saw me coming) made a tidy $500. This was only possible because of the stupidly-high parts pricing from Alfa making the car uneconomic to repair at such a young age. You can then imagine the knock-on effect of the other parts becoming available second-hand and reducing new part sales even more.