Purchasing on E-Bay. Just an opinion. in The Auction Scroll Posted July 1 · Report reply 24 minutes ago, Violadamore said: I find that good stuff on eBay nowadays goes in waves driven by various uncontrollable events such as economic conniptions. When a wave occurs in something one finds interesting, such as when there's an epidemic of durable luxury goods being graymarketed (authentic merchandise being dumped at cost to keep the assembly lines running, or empty a warehouse, etc.), one has to be able to both verify the authenticity of the goods, and be financially positioned to invest in them early. Similar situations occur when a source of foreign collectibles opens up. These opportunities occur as suddenly as a thunderstorm, and disappear as quickly. In between such events, one waits for estate liqudators to have an attack of cluelessness or desperation in some niche commodity you want. Yep!