Somehow people on this site fail to remember that prices are relative and because the majority of the market is driven by elitism and children.
For me an item is only as valuable as its number of uses across my various different avatar basses.
These Avatars while they look hugely different use the same base jumping of point.
This is how I primarily by items. I also hardly ever set purchase goals because I never reach them. Instead I by smaller items and pair them together with items I have just happened to get while I had money or items items that have become valuable with time.