geeze i wasn't attacking him as I stated in my post I don't have an opinion about his situation, i was responding to the post about flipping for profit in general. And I didn't mean making money off a rare item, I mean using head-fi for sale forums as a business model or store front. It's good to have rare items sold on headfi because it keeps them here for more reviews and discussion, etc. If no one could ever make money off a sale, then all the rare items would go to ebay and that would be too bad.
anyways it will be interesting to see what the op thinks with flat pads instead of bare metal on the ears.