I'd blame this on part on the policy here (and also on a couple of other photo forums I'm on but NOT on any of the pilot forums I'm on, thus it seems weird to me) of not being able to edit your own post after a fairly brief period of time passes. Otherwise, once you saw how people were running off the end of the earth with it (and you are right, you didn't say you were ready to roll with offering this, just asking if anyone would pay that much) you could have simply edited the original, which at least would have stopped folks continuing to discover the thread and getting excited about it without reading far enough down to see the clarification.

Maybe a mod would agree to add your clarification to the original post?