Reply 20 of 143, by RandomStranger
I've only overpaid one time. After I got a cheap Radeon 9700Pro cheap, around $20 as tested and working and ended up heavily artifacting, I sent it back and ended up losing money on it. I didn't know at the time that this seller has a reputation for dishonesty. Then out of spite I ordered a 9800 Pro off of ebay from Canada for $40 and by the time I got my hands on it, it was $60. Two weeks later I found one locally from a seller with good reputation for $25.
I don't like going over ~$30 shipping included, but generally keep it around $20. These are 15+ years old hardware, you never know how much you have to spend on them and how much life is left in them.