I recently asked
Cost a local would expect to pay for a short Indian elephant “safari” [closed]
I don't care about the "cheapest" option, nor do I care about a specific location or a specific cost. All I want to know is beyond what price is something exclusively geared towards tourists and should be ignored.
To prevent myself from getting scammed ("exclusively geared towards tourist" I am equating to "scam"). And I added a secondary related question (maybe should've split it in two?) asking about which areas these prices would apply to as India is practically as big as the entire EU.
The reason this was closed by a moderator was
prices are subject to change so this question is unlikely to be useful to anyone in a few months
which is completely reasonable when asking "Where in Moscow can the cheapest beer be bought?", but is far less sensible when asking "Where in Europe can the cheapest alcohol be found?". The former will change in a couple of weeks, the latter has been consistently the same for the last decade or so (answer: "Slavic countries"). I elaborate on this line of thinking in the comment section of the original question.
Reason I am also asking is that the following question: What is the cheapest way of travelling between London and Paris by public transportation? has recently been doing very well on the site which seems to be far more likely to change.
Point in question, are there price shopping questions which are general enough to be on topic? (Not assuming mine was worded well enough to fall in that category)