ahh! kk. that quoted post is confusing because some items listed are b-stock and some are new. on their official website has the b-stock he500 at $475, which is cheaper than their listing on ebay for b-stock he-500 for $495.
love razordogaudio & they always have solid prices w/ great customer service, but that's a lil awk to have different pricing on different sites.
If I had to guess I would say the difference in price would be to cover the additional fees associated with eBay. You pay eBay directly for the listing, you pay eBay for the closing, you pay PayPal (eBay) for handling the payment... and in the end a $20 difference makes sense. Unfortunately Brian gets charged more when using eBay than his store and we can't expect him to eat those costs. Some people like to buy from eBay so they can use their eBay rewards and that's cool. Brian should end up making the same no matter which method the buyer chooses. Razerdogaudio is a class act and I want them to stick around for a long time to come, and if charging a few bucks more to cover the additional fees is all it takes then I'm all for it. I'd rather buy directly anyways since it's probably easier on Brian that way.