Some people have publicly stated that they don't buy films on Ebay from the U.S., due to the high cost of postage; about $80 or £61 plus customs charges on top, makes any purchase too expensive. For a long time I never looked at Ebay.com when it came to films, but the Global Shipping Service has changed all that, and my purchases over the last 3 years have come mostly from the U.S.. Often the prices have been lower than what I would expect to pay in the UK. I tend to look at those listings with BIN prices. I am currently awaiting a rare English film from the U.S., the BIN price was only £32 ($42), and described as 'Excellent condition and focus'. The seller is probably well known to some of our American members, he is Omer Whayne. I discovered that he sells at film conventions. He has excellent feedback for the quality of his prints and his honest descriptions., With postage and import tax, the total is only £62. You couldn't buy this film in the UK for that price. I looked at his past sales, and he has sold many top titles with the same low price of $42.
Last year I had another bargain from another well known figure in the film world, Julian Antos of the Chicago Film Society. I purchased from him a pristine copy of 'Sword of Monte Cristo', for only £19; total amount was probably about £51. Although film prices see to have risen, there are still bargains out there.