At a real auction (not ebay)... estate auction... guy had an old Mercury outboard (9hp iirc), VERY well maintained... still had the original box/crate that it came in. When he was done with it, it went back in the crate. This thing looked mint, except it was white... because it was so old that it was made prior to the switch to black paint!I have seen numerous items on ebay, and they always go higher than what you can buy the stuff new for. What have you seen?
sometimes these sales are sham- the seller uses a different I.D. to run up prices so that tommorrow, a neewby looks at item X and thinks "one sold yesterday for $100, WOW $50 is a real bargain and snaps it up, not knowing the real value is less; or has inflated shipping to escape the fee structure for extra profit. good luck,mike... I only wish I could sell my equipment for what some of those seller are.