I've been amassing quite the collection of LEGOs for a few years now, and I'm used to seeing high and low prices for different models, usually following the same trend: models sporting awesomeness and vintageness fetch very high prices, I get that. But that ship, super awesome that it is, is really not ancient by any means. So why are the sets I can find always between 400 to 700$/€, when the Sea Barracuda, having more or less half as many parts and being super awesome itself, is easily found at around 100 bucks under the same conditions? (I don't care about boxes and booklets.)
What am I missing here? Should I wait and hope for a cheaper bargain, or is that set super rare or something?
Thank you all in advance for any answer or pointer :)