for the sake of argument let's accept that Caesar rather brashly gave away too much information [to the pirates] in the game of price discovery
Or - let's not. He has raised the value his captors will think he has, so he can go ahead and insult them and have fun while their captive and they won't run him through for fun. If the 30 is not a big deal for him, he has bought himself a better period of imprisonment for not a huge cost. dave.s.
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