I’ve been a casual collector for a long time. I have some Trek books and toys going back to the 70’s when I was but a very wee lad. One of the things I enjoy doing nowadays is frequenting eBay to look for unique items or just things that I’d love to own. I’d be interested in starting a thread on eBay Trek collecting. Great finds, frustrations, observations, glorious victories, crushing defeats….all that good stuff. It can’t be a “Hey, I’m selling this plaster casting of Walter Koenig’s head…go check it out” thread, because I think that is against the rules. This is more just about telling war stories about collecting Trek merchandise on eBay or anything else that enters your mind about the art and science of the collecting experience. For fun, let’s head each post with a category description: “WIN”- Beating someone in a tight bidding war, or getting a great deal. “LOSS”- Losing a tough one on a key object “CAVEAT EMPTOR”- Totally got screwed on something “FRUSTRATION” – eBaying trend that irritates you “EUREKA”- Finding a rare treasure or something you needed to complete a collection, etc. “OTHER”- Damn you, don’t put me in a box, Vger23…I want to talk about stuff my own way! Pictures are encouraged, but not required! Have some fun....I really want to hear about your experiences!