Quoted from eyewantone:
This thread is hilarious, buy what you want, it's your money. It's like saying, why buy a Porsche when you can buy 3 Honda's for the same price, the logic here is just stupid. The price is what it is and you either have the money to buy it or you don't, plain and simple.
What if you have the money to easily buy it, but don't want to because people are continuously overpaying for stuff due to FOMO, causing even more overpaying.
You're right, it's their money. But don't pretend like this behavior doesn't cost other people not caught up in FOMO more money or the ability to buy things like this. If people weren't caught up in overpaying for stuff, this is a $500 to $700 topper. People buy anything regardless of production value. Well now it's a $2000 topper, a 3x increase.
It's the same sort of behavior that caused:
2008 housing crash
2021 housing boom
used cars to be worth more than new cars last year
video cards to skyrocket 3x to mine crypto
So you're right, buy what you want, but don't 'act surprised' when people are pissy about the price and people actually putting up with it because it just means less and less bang for the buck in the future. Maybe you're ok with spending 3x over what toppers used to cost, but maybe other people aren't, and feeding into this frenzy only makes it worse for everyone honestly (costs buyers 3x more, other owners can't afford it, and then there's the group that refuses to spend 3x the normal price for a topper).
Let me lay out two scenarios here.
a) Topper comes out at $2k, completely flops, nobody buys it. Price eventually has to be lowered back to where the other toppers are before anyone will buy it. Everyone can then get their topper, and everyone saves money. Future toppers back at the normal range.
b) Topper comes out at $2k, and everyone is falling over themselves to pay 3x the normal rate for the topper. Now it's not only an acceptable hike, future toppers start at $2k and up.
Who wins with a) and b)? Consumers win with a), company and flippers win with b).