I needed ten new plugs for my boats, first I checked ebay and everyone wanted about $9 including shipping up to $22 for one spark plug!. So I checked outside of ebay and I bought ten plugs for $3.80 each including shipping from a regular store, (iboats.com). That is what ebay has become, people are flipping. They buy from a store and then jack the price up 300%. All the sellers are doing the same thing so they corner the market in ebay. Many buyers figure ebay is trustworthy and they have no idea what a spark plug should cost. They are targeting the boaters who have big boats and a fat wallet, and the ignorant that would actually pay outrages prices.
I also look at jig molds a few weeks ago and someone was selling all his molds because he was getting out of the jig making business and the person who bought all his molds is now selling the same molds at an extremely high price. The seller wants more than what the molds cost new, plus shipping on top of that! Since the price of new molds has gone up, they can get away with selling for so much. This is flippers again. They are everywhere, they make sure no one can get a good deal in ebay anymore because they snap everything up and resell it at a high price. They also use sniper software to get unfair bidding at the last second. There are millions of them in ebay watching every listing that comes up in every category.
I see people are also selling ebooks again, one guy is taking free pdf manuals for cameras and selling these as ebooks, which is not only against ebay rules but I think it is against the law. I’m sure canon doesn’t allow people to sell their free online manuals they offer their customers.