I remember many years ago when buying something for $50 was a big purchase. Then it went to $100. Well now it's $700. In the past few months I've priced flat screen TV's, computers and various other things that I thought might be nice to have and everything is $700. It's the new threshhold. Under $1000 but too exepentive to just go out and buy. We recently had a pest control company come out and rodent-proof the house. Price: $700. I had to have new tires for my car. Price: $700. Well, actually $820 but close enough.
I want stuff for $200!!!! I can come up with $200. I can't come up with $700 easily.
Now mind you, I can go to Wal-Mart and get a ton of crap for $200 but when it's something you really want or need, it's going to be $700.
Pay attention and see if you think I'm right about this.