When I see a price that high, I figure the seller really wants to just show it off, more than to really sell it. If I had a pristine one, with the box and papers, I might do the same thing just to see people "ooohhh and ahhhhhh" over it.
MY LGS has a very NICE 4" Nickel Python, with a fairly beat up box in the cabinet (or they did a few days ago) tagged at $2000.00. I don't know if it had been fired, or had the papers in the box, but that gun looked good.
On the other hand, I bought from the same dealer, a maybe 85-90% 1964, 4"er in blue for $800.00 back in October, so prices are all over, and condition is everything.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 (NKJV)