>I would seriously advise anyone u...not >to buy anything on eBay. ... >If you've got to do this Try amazon instead. They are stricter >on the honest of vendors they allow to sell used stuff. And >they offer several vendors for each product to sell new >products. They have a Rating system. There seems to be a >little more Honesty.
I do compare prices with Amazon.ca to eBay but sometimes Amazon is more expensive than say Bestbuy.ca or other retailers.
For example I'm considering the Yongnuo YN-565EX flash as a second flash. Sure I'd rather get a Nikon, but the price difference for a second flash is hard to justify. (yes I know CLS won't work).
Here's what I'm facing when considering a second flash:
YN-565EX: eBay's price $159, Amazon.ca $279,
Vs a SB900 $575 (Amazon.ca) or even a second SB700 @ $350ish
For a second flash to operate as an optical slave, the savings it just too much to overlook.