A work colleague involved in ebusiness research pointed me to a study done by MIT. The study by MIT showed that the prices paid on eBay were only cheaper than retail 1.2% of the time. The study ended up in profit by buying webcams at retail and auctioning them on eBay, getting a higher price. So basically, people are getting "ripped-off" by ebay 98.8% of the time! Should we put this in a FAQ somewhere - as in if you are buying basses etc. from ebay expect to get ripped off or at least pay retail plus postage etc.