I have since been informed that the infamous CHANEL JADE was actually only ever meant to be a promo, was never intended to be released to be sold and it was only due to much insistence by key 'influential' behind-the-scenes style-sayers that it even made it out of Chanel HQ's.
Hence the limited numbers, hence the ensuing frenzy.
(Truly) 'nuff said. (by me... i know! i'm shutting up....)