Ok, so I think Ebay has established itself pretty clearly as the world's online auction place. There was a time where it also used to be a place to get a good deal on something. However, I think it is very rare that a person gets a good deal on an Ebay auction. At least it is rare to get a steal on their. I routinely bid on bike stuff and am amazed at what everything goes for. I have been watching hydration packs go for 75% of and over retail. Why pay near retail prices for something that may not have a warranty?
Bikes sell for less than retail but they are also used and I have watched a number of bikes sell for near new prices even though they are used. I watched a used 2004 Trek 4300 sell for $300. I also saw one in a LBS for $319 the same week. I am just about ready to give up on ebay.
Anyone share the same feelings? Are there still steals out there?