Hi all, I know this has been covered before, but I'm not sure if it had a dedicated thread. Most of the older posters (age of membership) know but a word to the wise for some of our newer posters. When bidding on any auction, please do your due diligence about what you are buying. It does not have to be deeply involved but check MF, GC, Ebay and/or Reverb for what used/new gear is actually selling for on these new/used auction/retail sites. CL, OU and LG are not good barometers, because all you get is asking price, not what it actually sold for. All too often, in the heated frenzy of bidding, it's easy to lose sight of selling price vs alternatives especially when you add in shipping. More that once I've seen used SGW gear selling for more than the same gear new. Case in point, I saw a microphone that I was interested in, but I checked. It still has another day to go and is already within $11 of new. That's not counting shipping. Unless you live literally next door, it is no deal. Of course you can always bid what you want, but at least you are aware. Something you are determined to own (because of availability, age, color scheme, components, etc.), can change how you approach the auction. Happy bidding.