I witnessed a passenger on the Miracle in May win a bid for a Renior painting and it was $395.000. I am sure that this individaul had to know what she was doing. That is alot of money to be "just throwing it away". At the last auction it was announced that she had purchased over $695,000 worth of art. This was our first cruise and we found it interesting. I purchased some sports items that I have had appriased locally and have been told that they are worth exactly what was quoted to us on the ship.