I was just trying to add some light there and meant no offence. I agree that low print prices don't do much for anyone considering the costs and effort that one can put into marketing work, but I do believe you have to start somewhere. You are very correct in saying that collectors aren't willing to put forth larger sums for unknowns or work of unknown quality, but it seems that many that sell on eBay do consistantly sell and develop their work and their efforts do seem to pay-off in the long run. I also tend to notice that collectors seem to have a sense of what to buy and it appears that they follow phtographers there just as they might in galleries and magazines. I mean no disrespect to anyone's work, but some of it just isn't up to saleable standards. It's not going to sell for $5.00 let alone $500.00. Perhaps I am way off, but it doesn't seem that cheaper work like this would step-on sales of higher priced/quality work.
As for those I have seen saying that it "cheapens" the work to have it sold on eBay, I don't believe that is true for a minute. I've purchased some great work on eBay.... masters and unknowns. I looks just as good on my walls coming from eBay as it does coming from any of the "higher" galleries. I have said it before and will continue to stand by the thought that eBay and artist website sales of work are going to give traditional galleries a serious run for their money. My advice is to keep at it and develop your brand wherever you can. As long as your work is good, it will pay off.