Re: what's up with these prices?
The difference, from the US, is $50 bucks. So, the huge difference you see between the auction and direct is likely due to your being in Singapore, and little else. The one in the auction has brown "country western" tolex; maybe that simply isn't moving and they want to clear out stock? But as they state in the auction, the phone salesman gets commission on the $799 direct from Carvin price, but that commission doesn't exist on the auction sales - factor that commission out and the costs are basically the same to Carvin, as would be the profit margin.