Mr. Lucas is right,it is marketing. Also, the penmaker may be an "artist" who has a following and displays their work in gallaries. That will allwas be very expensive. I have been making pens for 2 years, and my stuff is as good as the $300.00 pen at an "artsts" website. I have'nt yet done inlays or sectional work. It is all very good, but the work from clubs that I have seen is just as good as the expensive "artist" stuff. If you want to sell your turnings, go local, at craft shows or by word of mouth. The internet is awash with sites, 100,000 of the all doing good work. Make some presentatiom pieces, for the local Ferrari dealer or a big buisness. My brother-in-law's father is a member of the San Diego Yacht Club. I sent him a very nice pen in a walnt box with laser engraving for his birthday and he loved it! I got some good referalls from that one deal! Make things for your firends and family, the word will get out. Good turning!