Its just so much more expensive than any other good that it stands out as sort of silly in comparison.That makes much more sense indeed, thanks for the clarification. I remember that price of 1000 gp, which was not that odd for a complex piece of precision optics in a "medieval world", and I remember that it really gave bonuses to perception, which was cool as well.
Thats a dangerous question because if the system doesn't need to make sense, its all rather arbitrary then. Some folks really want the simulation feel where rations, ammo, and carry weight are all tracked. They also want economies that make as much sense as the game will allow. If all thats arbitrary, than who cares what standard you use or the price of things? At that point, all that matters is availability and price to serve as limiters of PCs progress.That being said, I agree, D&D is really made for economics, especially for adventurers, it does not make sense and then, on the other hand, why would it need to ?