Similar thing happened after Neyo came out. A seller in Japan who had 16 of them posted in the classifieds that he wanted $220 each. I had an extra Green and Malak which I tried to trade this guy. He wasn't interested, and a third party came in, gave me $220 for my pair, which I sent to the guy in Japan.
Everyone was happy - I got my Neyo for the price of the Gree and Malak ($120), the guy in Japan got his $220, and the third guy got his busts for about $50 less than it would have cost him on eBay - but Phillip came in and locked the thread and banned the guy.
Meanwhile, even if I'd been paying straight out of pocket, this was still $70-$80 less than they were going for on eBay.