I hear what you are saying.
This is my third online auction purchase and twice I have been burned.
Though I am a seller on Gunbroker.com and not e-bay I hardly ever visit the comsumer side.
If there is a Rip-off out there I always find them.
This time I have my fingers crossed.
If this one goes good I hope to be looking for a standard 80mm CF lens.
I am watching two on e-bay right now with no reserve.
Bidding is less then three hundred.
BH price on a new 80mm almost 2k!