This weekend I was visiting with some good friends of mine and they asked me how much my lamp in my living room was. This raised a red flag with me, only because I was raised that you never ask someone how much something is. It is their personal business how much something cost them. '

On the other hand what if they are simply asking because they want to get the same lamp for their living room. So maybe it isn't a big deal.

I am torn on rather it is completely rude to ask someone how much something cost. What do you think?