The item in particular that I'm questing, the Nitemare Mini Wings, are considered a rare item.
They're an old MC from 2003, so there aren't as many of them kicking around.
Because of that it causes the worth of the item to be very high.
A lot of the old MC items are worth a Hefty amount of gold.
I rarely buy mc items, because I'm picky when it comes to items.
That and I tend to hoard my gold until I break down and make an impluse buy every four or five months.
Until I finish this quest I plan to seriously commit myself to saving.