In the last years, in Israel, on Erev Chag Succot, about 4 hours before the Chag begins, we witness an interesting phenomenon - incredible price drop for the 4 Minim, especially the expensive Etrog and Lulav. As they are absolutely worthless after the Chag starts, in about 20-30 minutes the sellers drop prices from 40-50 NIS to 5NIS (~$1.5) apiece (originally they start around 100-150 NIS).
The merchandise was of very good quality, I couldn't spot any blemishes. But frankly, buying a very Kosher Etrog and Lulav for 5 NIS felt somewhat cheap and disrespectful for the Chag, for which we follow the אנווהו principle.
I wondered if anybody addressed this issue: that one should spend a decent amount of money on the 4 Minim to show personal respect or that buying them as cheap as possible is just as good?