As a seller, Ebay is the place I turn to in an attempt to take advantage of the uncontrollable gambler mindset of online collectors. However, as a savvy buyer, I try to make it a point of getting as much bang for my buck as possible. Sniping gets me what I want oftentimes at a price I'm waaaay happy with.
Just a take on why we have such passionate discussions when it comes to how ebay should be seen. I've always approached it this way, and was really surprised you didn't as well, considering your approach to dealing with dealers at Botcon