I have fallen for this trap many times. There is a long-out-of-print N Scale car I want for my Boston & Maine Box Car consist. I see someone has it listed on eBay. I have no clue how much to bid, so I low-ball. I bid $5. A few days later - someone outbids me. By now I have my heart set on that car, so I up my bid. Before I know it, I am paying $25 for a car I really didn't mean to spend more than $8 on. But I had not way to check what a reasonable max bid is. So I added a function on my Micro-Trains database to allow you to check where recent auctions and fix price items have sold, along with current listings. eBay already has this function but never to show the two together. They don't want you to know how much is a fair bid, because the more you bid, the more money they make and the more money their paying customer makes (the seller). As a buyer, you are a mark and the less knowledge you have the happier they are. So I created something to help us collectors. Here is how it works: Go to a specific car and check 'eBay Availability'. Look at this link for example: Boston & Maine 40' Box Car #76032 http://www.trovestar.com/generic/zoom.php?id=20571 If you click the 'check eBay for Availability' button you will see (as of this posting) that two of these recently sold for $14.99 and $13.50 recently. There is currently one for sale for $19.90. This tells me the one for sale is a little over-priced and I should wait for him to come down or for a new one to be listed in the price range of the two that actually sold. Additionally should one come up for auction, I can comfortably bid $15 and know for 100% sure that I will not be overpaying, and with some luck I might get it cheaper. It also teaches me how to make a solid low-ball bid at 50% of recent sales price - $7.50. Cool stuff, eh? Visit: http://www.trovestar.com/generic/group.php?Collection=4 for a long list of n-scale items. Oh, and February MTL stuff is now listed.