I don’t have a problem with them buying it. Free market has always had examples like this forever.
Heck- I don’t even care if they pay obscene prices as far as it impacting others. A few blips won’t impact the market. If “1000 football players” start doing this- ya - could impact the market. But groups buying 104…. Nah, no biggy. The guy down the road from that farm will put his farm for sale “I’d like $48,000/acre” due to what they paid. It clearly won’t sell & market is still the market.
Ya- the next thing they listed they wanted to buy was a WATERMELON FARM in WASHINGTON!!! I’d love to be in the room for that sales pitch!!! ….. “hey guys, a watermelon sells for $6. But if u guys endorse these melons and market it right- we’ll put them for sale for $60 each!!!” There’s a farmer about to make it big selling a melon farm right now!!
*if they didn’t pay $48k/acre- I’d actually feel better for them on a moral level for how business is done. I know they have huge sums but anytime a group is completely “ripped off” - it’s not right. Hopefully they did pay somewhat close to market value.