Look at this:
$50 for a 6" x 4" x 2 3/4" block with 4 holes drilled in it???
$120 for one that's 24" x 4 1/2" x 2 3/4"???
I'm in the wrong business. It claims to be "reclaimed" wood taken from 1880's houses in Philadelphia. Looks like plain old fir to me. I'm not seeing any of the tight grain patterns I'd expect with true old growth wood. I guess people will pay anything for an object that's "reclaimed" or "vintage" or whatever. Same goes for those idiotic "factory cart" coffee tables that go for hundreds of dollars now....
I'm not old enough to feel grumpy about this kind of stuff, yet here I am....