Thanks for the feedback!
Nobody gave me the $200 quote. It's from actual historical eBay and classified sales data. In general, if the cue is posted on eBay (as an auction), it'll earn exactly what the cue is worth at that time.
Upon reflection, I agree, $200 is a little low by today's standards. $500 makes sense as an upper limit for a used Meucci M-9 cue, but $1200 is out of the question. I've revised the pricing in my original answer.
Yes, there are older version of this Meucci "hook" cue design—the Meucci Originals MS-2 cue—which do command a higher price and have the "Meucci Originals" logo.
The Meucci M-9 cue shown in the original question, with the newer "Meucci" logo, is a newer release of that design and doesn't command nearly as much.
I find that with newer Meucci cue models (with the "Meucci" logo) the demand is a bit lower than with the older models with the "Meucci Originals" logo. Also, the prices that the newer ones sell for tends to fluctuate more depending on who is looking and who is selling at any given time.
I also agree with you in your advice to @user1548573734 that they should do continued research.