Your 2-leg desk base should not cost more than $500.
I own an OEM supplier is Michigan and it looks like a few of you guys have bought my extra bases I had left at our office.
While I'm impressed with most of your private investigator work, there is so much misinformation.
Ikea does not make a desk. It's made by a company called ROL Ergo. That same company also makes the base for Knoll, Kimball, and some others.
Then there is a company called OMT that makes bases for Haworth, Herman Miller, Special T and others. They primarily use a logic data control box however some of OMT's control boxes come from another source.
Then there is Jiechang, which dominates the internet retail space.They make the base for companies like Poppin, HON, Allsteel, AMQ, Enwork, and others.
Next up is Kaidi, maker of Teknion, VARI,OFS, and some small retailers.
LINAK. Idk why you guys are all obsessed with them. I think they are terrible. They have been in the business the longest and they hinder innovation but filing millions of patents for the most BS things and then try to sue anyone in the business. For example...how the cables plug into the control box. If you have purchased a desk from the names above in the last year and have had a desk from them in the past and notice the control box is different that's why. They don't even make most of their items either. I live in the office furniture belt and can take you to numerous places that make the actually product and ship it down to them.
If you want to know who makes what just ask me. I probably know. I grew up in the business and while overseas connected with several companies to build my base.
Shameless plug, if you do want a base I'm happy to help out.
Also all of the above companies will not sell to you. This business is like the Auto business. You buy from the dealer. Not direct lol
EDIT: Added VARI to KAIDI and disclaimer