There's a flip-side to that observation. If you haven't been active on the EE boards in a while, you haven't experienced the ever-increasing ridiculous counter-offers made by members here.
Buyers oftentimes expect sellers to practically give their stuff away, or are constantly "low-balling." Most sellers know they're going to get "low-balled." This, unfortunately, results in an overpriced marketplace.
I am constantly amazed at how "cheap" many members are here.
Example: A member has a rifle for sale, NIB for $625.00. The rifle would easily go for $700.00. He receives an inquiry from a fellow member asking if the seller will take $600.00. The seller responds with a vehement "no," because he knows that at $625.00, it's a steal and he really can't afford to lose any more money.
The buyer is never heard from again. Hmmm... Let's get this straight...you'll easily hand over $600.00, but you'll quibble over $25.00? Specifically, when the buyer knows damn well it's worth $700.00. (Most fellas here do their homework before buying).
As an active buyer and seller on the EE, I can relate to both sides of this issue.