"Price has absolutely nothing to do with the value of an object."
That is a statement that I would have to agree with. I had to buy some material the other day and I could get it much cheaper from a company 200km up the road than from a local company. And, I used to work for a distributor and the price of an item was based on who wanted to buy it, what position they had in the market, how much competition we faced in selling the product, etc. It didn't have anything to do with how much it cost us in the first place.