Just thought I'd add some perspective from the camp of people who've definitely paid on the high side for their egg:
I live in Boston. Egg's were scarce when I was looking last year. I searched online, and at one point was convinced that driving to 5 hours to Bar Harbor, taking the ferry to Nova Scotia (another 5 hours + 150$) and driving another few hours for a 3K CN Trillium
was a good idea. I found another egg in Kentucky, and Ohio. All a day's drive, at least . . . with either tent camping or a Motel 6 for a night or two . . . and I know myself -- after making the trip, taking the time off of work, I'd drag practically any trailer home, thinking "I can fix this right
up!" Whether it was true or not.
So, when I saw a decent Uhaul
13" for some crazy price -- more than 5k -- on Craigslist, and it was 20 minutes away, I shot out of my recliner and dragged my confused boyfriend (we're buying an RV
?!?) and Beagle out there. I negotiated the price by pointing out the trailer's flaws, but I also added up the saved time and money of buying a local trailer instead of heading to another time zone -- gas, food, lodging. And I bought it. Not for crazy money. But, it wasn't a steal.
Because we live here, the car, the condo, and the groceries are ALL overpriced -- or, at the high end of the scale, shall we say. You get used to it.
My boyfriend's family sold a gorgeous farm in Saskatchewan for 75k last year. Parking spots go for that in our neighborhood here.
I'm pretty sure my boss's wardrobe for a week costs about what my trailer did.