I've been buying and selling on ebay since 1998. I don't sell aspirin or socks. I sell my used computers, cameras, watches, etc. Hard goods. Relatively expensive stuff, typically current models, in great condition. My items usually sell, and usually for market value. Sometimes slightly more, sometimes slightly less. But without fail, the first few bidders of every auction I've ever run, are absolutely delusional. Does anyone in their right mind actually think they're going to win an iPad 4 for their high bid of $3.99? A Canon 5D body for $27? A MacBook Air, ANY MacBook Air, in ANY condition, for $55? These are actual bids I've received. And those are just the ones above $1. Many others have been 99 cents. I understand that some people bid low as a means to watch or follow the auction, although clicking the "watch auction" button does the trick for me. But there seems to be no shortage of people with either zero understanding of how ebay works, or zero understanding of market values for popular items. And a $55 bid isn't a 99 cent placeholder bid...that's a dude sitting in front of a computer, thinking, "Hmm, I sure would like me a nice Apple computer for $55! Can I swing it? What the heck! I'll splurge!" Sure, there are great deal stories out there, but there have been exactly zero legitimate $4 iPad auctions or $25 full frame SLRs sold in the history of ebay. So what are these brain donors smoking?