To expand on that -- based on fragments here and there, eBay changed its fee structure a few years back. Apparently (I don't sell), that made it favorable to do buy-it-now or set higher starting prices.
Originally Posted by Sirius Glass
That severely degraded eBay as a source of comparative pricing (and probably for buying).
Before this, there were a couple people trying to sell Crown Graphics for $800 (Vintage!). After this, oodles more.
At this point, I view eBay as a problem waiting for a better solution.