Well, I guess that when the Buy It Now price is right, and I want the record bad enough, I'm the one that will take the chance and buy it sight unseen.
I've been on such a late 80's Metal kick lately...listening to albums from 1987 to 1989 almost exclusively...and my recent eBay searches have centered around Sacred Reich, Flotsam & Jetsam, Coroner, Powermad, and Sabbat. It was the music of my late teenage years...those glory days of Metal...and I haven't been able to get enough from that era lately.
Around '89 or '90, I bought a CD from some Canadian thrash band called Dead Brain Cells, or DBC for short. It contained both of their albums, with the tracklist starting with their second LP, Universe. I found it kind of dull, and rarely found the ambition to listen to the entire 22 track CD. This meant that DBC's first album never really got much of a listen. In the midst of my recent late 80's listening spree, I stumbled upon that first album by Dead Brain Cells. Holy shit! This is total thrash/crossover brilliance! I fell in love with it, and found myself queuing it up on my iPod daily.
In my search for late 80's Metal vinyl, I discovered this copy of DBC's first album on eBay. I was sick of seeing album after album with $50 Buy It Now prices, and even though there was no photo on the auction, I took the chance. Thankfully, it all worked out, and I ended up with a great looking copy. Sure, I would have preferred a Combat Records pressing, but fuck it, I've got not problems owning the Rough Justice import instead.