Originally Posted by Kill3rWill
Shows what you know about eBay and retail prices! Ever asked a vendor for a deal on a part? I hope so because they are making more profit on a retail part than you would think... Same goes for eBay vendors. 9/10 times if you send them a private message asking for their best price, they'll make a deal to, the seller I used Authentic-Boosting gave me 50$ off what the eBay price was. So no, not screw eBay. Sure their website is actually decent, but there's no one to get you a deal on anything.
Id rather give my $50 the the manufacturer so I dont have to deal with a middle man when or if issues arise. Its my insurance to not have to take 12x longer to get a response or a warranty problem solved. Ever thought of it that way?