Don MacPherson has a good piece up on his site (here) discussing the controvery over the latest volume of Kramers Ergot (an alternative comics anthology) which has decided, through various design decisions, to retail for a price somewhere between $80 and $125.
Don argues that the pricing decision is ultimately a good one, as it gives a great deal of useful publicity to Kramers Ergot. Personally, I think Don's argument sounds accurate, whether the attention the move gets is enough to sell this volume or not, it will certainly help with the backstock of Kramers Ergot as well as future copies. At least, I tend to believe that that will be the case.
The comments section of the piece also has some interesting discussions on the subject.