i agree with what you're saying - but people were buying gold for $18-$20 per 1K. I laughed myself, but, ALOT of people were paying that. You can check previous sales on users at auctionplayers. They have over 300 sells (multiple users as well) at that price. No way to fudge those stats either.
But again, i agree with you, $20/1K is laughable.