Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum
I don't think it's rude, per say, but it can make others uncomfortable. I know when my friend asked me how much I paid (am paying) for Aires, it made me distinctly uncomfortable, especially because she went off on how she thinks $1600 is unreasonable for an unbroke 2yo stud colt. I had to explain that the $1600 is really only the rescue costs the guy I'm getting him from put into him with purchasing him from the breeder and transporting him all the way from Manitoba, Canada, to Arizona (was shown an itemized statement of how much it cost to purchase Aires, plus the quarantine/whatever fees for crossing the international border, plus gas costs from Manitoba to Arizona pulling a stock trailer). It doesn't matter how much you paid for the horse. As long as you love the horse and you're a good fit, cost is a minor thing.
Asking is not rude, but as you see in this post, these type of follow on comments (e.g. You paid too much) are indeed very rude and place most people in the position of feeling that they have to defend
their purchase. We each place our own value on anything we buy and sell, and as long as you are satisfied, that's all that matters.