I think they (eBay) want to push the best offer prices as high as possible - so they make more money from the tax the seller pays. greedy bastards - but we knew that already :| .
i'm slightly off-topic (in the off-topic section
), but Blair, as I saw you were also looking for a 30mk3, what do you think of this offer here ?:http://www.okazii.ro/laptopuri/altele/panasonic-toughbook-cf-30-mark3-laptop-militar-13-3-touchscreen-mark-3-antisoc-diagnoza-auto-explorari-windows-7-a130999357
it's a bit over $800 (in equivalent currency), the seller has more than a few units, with operating hours between 14K and 19K. they should be in good optical condition, complete oem covers/battery (4-6hrs)/ac-adapter, emissive backlit kb, Gobi1000, win7 license, installed, w/ Vista COA, intel 5100agn.
he also said, it had original panasonic dvd-cdrw, UJDA760 Adaptech (?) - i think it might use some adapter with a common Pana drive, as the oem drivers that ship with toughbooks are TEAC, or others.
any opinion is welcome