Good question. I guess it depends on the product. The thing about wine is that it’s ultimately about drinking. But like anything in our Capitalist world, it can become a trophy, an icon, a thing beyond its original purpose. Lots of things can become that - a work of art, Axel Rose’s pants, Jesus’s finger - whatever; but wine is a single-use commodity, and elevating it to something which costs as much as something more durable, just seems mad.
I appreciate what you say, though. I got no easy answers. If I had a pair of shoes that you were willing to pay 3 times their price for - yes, I’ll probably sell them to you (unless I was very attached to the shoes- which I usually am!!).
I guess my question is - at what point do these exchanges become ridiculous and out of proportion. Maybe no one can answer that - because we’re destined to think in terms of supply and demand, profit and free market.