Quoted from SilverUnicorn:
Would love to get one of these (any version). Are they so expensive just because they are popular?
I may have to offer a trade for sometime in order to get one
Some day, I will have one!!!
It's a really hard game to buy or trade for because most people that own them know that if they give it up, the likelihood you could ever have another is slim. It would have been possible a few years ago when they were $400-$800, but now they sell in less than 15 minutes for $2500+.
In NJ last week the I.C.E version which is less desirable sold for $2700.
And in all honesty, I think money means less to most owners than the game itself.
Even if I was offered double in trade value, unless what I was getting was ultra rare and desirable, I wouldn't do it.
About the only trade I would do is for a zeke's peak to go next to my zoo keeper.