I took a break from buying to help my bank account recover and to avoid shipping hassles during a move. Last week and this I've been hitting the forum a little more often, checking CraigsList every day or so, and been trolling eBay like a man on a mission. I'm not seeking anything in particular, mostly adding items to my watch list to gauge pricing, looking for a mis-marked item for a deal. Today for giggles I put in 'Oakley Rare' and I was just blown away. First, by the sheer number of listings. Sure people just tack on rare to hype it a bit, more words to hit search querys, etc. But current retail pairs? Recently discontinued and Vault items? SI listed stuff? Second, by the high price tags! "This pair has been off the shelves for 6 months, super rare" Black with black iridium Radars - $250 "These are authentic super cool Oakleys. Get them while you can!" used Half Jackets - $175 It seems like anything that's not a current retail offering was up for double price. SI M Frames for $250, beat up Eyeshade lenses for $100. Some of these listings I recall having seen before. If you haven't sold your pair of Oakleys for $400 in 6 months don't you think it's time to lower the asking price? If it's something I actually want (carbon fiber Gen3 M Frames? NewFrogskin? etc) I usually message an offer. Some might see it as a lowball. But when I've seen 5 pairs go for $50 and you want $150 I'm gonna offer you $50 and let you know your price is retarded. Most of the time I get a response like "No way, I know what these are worth" and the listing is still there 5 months later. And maybe in some instances I'm just a cheap bastard trying to goad a ballsy price into a deal. Has anyone else seen trends in increased prices? Don't get me wrong, there are still deals to be had, but it just kills me any time I see a frame in a colorway other than black with a buy-it-now of $200.