With enough money you can buy an ultra-expensive binocular. However, she may be more interested in VALUE; ladies usually are. You can buy 95-97% of a $3,000 bino for well under $1,000. Does the ability to spend money reveal status or ... naiveté? You can't put a price tag on observational pleasure. Besides, the birds don't care.
She is not interested at all in Value in this case. I agree that something every bit as good as she needs could be had for a grand at most. I've already stated she's optically somewhat naive (but for that matter so am I compared to most of you all). Status is important in this case for the reasons I stated.
Beneath the civilized veneer, man remains the supreme predator. Cursed with what he believes is understanding, his true soul blossoms godlike in the heart of the nuclear inferno.