Don't worry Woody, that comment certainly wasn't a dig at you, or anyone else who sells on eBay &/or for the current market value. Chris Algar, for example, sells lots of Concertinas on eBay & I have nothing but admiration & respect for him & the work he does.That's a fine sentiment - but it's dependent on how wealthy you are. I've had to scrimp and save and sell some treasured items to afford my Norman Anglo - so for me music, instruments & money are inseparable. Selling for less than the market price because "there's more to music & instruments - than money" is a luxury I can ill afford. YMMV
I have nothing against other people wishing to sell on eBay to the highest bidder & so get as much as they possibly can. For all I know that's probably the sensible thing to do but I just reckon there's more to music & instruments - than money.
The fact is, if my Jeffries doesn't sell here, I may well have to try my luck on eBay, where I'm sure there is absolutely no guarantee that it will sell for its current market value.
After all, we've all seen instruments sell for much less than we thought they should be worth.
In any case Woody, I'm sure we'll all be doing our fair bit of scrimping and saving before this darned recession is over.