I bought a collection off ebay a couple of years ago. The guy was obviously a reseller as he had no idea what was in the lot, and just pulled a bunch of the more complete ships out of the box for the photos. I based my maximum bid on what I saw in the photos, assuming that was all that was there was. It had most of that years current sets that I hadn't picked up yet, (it was the new b-wing, new x-wing, new at-st, imperial landing craft year). Anyway, I won the lot at my maximum bid, TIED with another bidder. To this day, I'll never know why he didn't just up me by 50 cents, but whatever. When I got the box and started assembling the items inside, I found over another a dozen or so sets I was completely unaware of, all Star Wars, and most of the them 99 to 100% complete. Also a few extraneous mini-figs from other lines. I did the math and figured I paid less than 6 cents a piece for all it. I sold some of them to my brother in law so I ended up with some of my cash back. It was a truly great find.
There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those who can understand binary, and those that can't.
"None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with you, you are locked up in here with me!" - Rorshach, Watchmen.