I was so mad last nite - I was exchanging emails with seller on eBay about what looked like a nice late vintage DeRosa. I was ready to do BIN but had a few questions. Owner said it had "SLX" engraved on bb and on seat stays, along with "DeRosa" also on seat stays. That seemed odd to have both on seat stays, and as we were exchanging emails about it and he posted more pics some idiot bid $202 when BIN was only $499, knocking out the BIN. And this was on first day of auction. I suspect whoever bid the $202 on first day of auction did so just to wipe out BIN - if ya really wanted the deRosa and it was $499 BIN you'd usually do BIN not an initial bid of $202 on first day. It's up to $305 now. Boy, was I frustrated.
Then along comes a Marinoni Special tonite. $500 with free shipping with BIN. Looked a little better than the DeRosa and less of a mystery so I jumped on it - so the DeRosa loss is my Marinoni gain !!!