eBay is something that is easy and convenient for so many people, as well as having the ease of using PayPal or Western Union to pay for the auctions instantly. And I think that this translates into some lazy people. I have sold used motorcycle part for the cost of new or more. I cant really figure out why people do it, but they are willing to spend money on eBay, that they could have spent elsewhere, and paying less for the same items new at an online retailer.
I cruise eBay daily for items, and bookmark so many autions. Of course there are a few that are cheap, as the seller doesnt know the value, but there are some that are just so darned bizarre. Is it laziness? stupidity? way too much time and money? I have no flocking clue... all I know is people will pay.
PT Barnum said it best..."There's a customer born every minute."
(The phrase "There's a sucker born every minute..." was not said by PT Barnum. The actual phrase was "There's a sucker born every minute...but none of them ever die". A New York police inspector named Alexander Williams attributed the phrase being uttered by "Paper Collar" Joe Bessimer, a con man of the 1880's.)