Ebay prices are high because of overseas buyers. Nobody here in the US has any money.
On a happier note, i just picked up a Canon QL17. My second one actually, but this one is not as clean. Good price, not great. However what motivated me to get it is that I was able to test the shutter. It works perfectly!
Many of the ones for sale online dont work well. And the QL17 is a real pain to fix.
Also I picked up my first russian camera. A strange SLR with a 39mm? screw mount. It it labeled "Zehum 3m" or something in script. Looks exactly like a Zenit 3m. Weird, the shutter speed selector spins when you fire the shutter. But hey it works. And for $3 why not?