On Oct 8, spot price for silver was about 11.60-11.70ish per ounce. Look at this auction on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250302961895 1 oz of silver sold for 20.37 PLUS another $3.49 for shipping which brings the grand total for that silver bar to 23.86 per ounce. This is when silver spot is 11.60ish. I also went into a store the other day that sold silver coins. They absolute cheapest silver bars they had, were 9 dollars OVER spot price. Go anywhere on the internet and its next to impossible to find silver for less than 3 dollars over spot price (and again, they charge you about 4 bucks for shipping so a bar would cost you 7 over spot. About a year or so ago I remember thinking about buying some silver and the guys wanted 1 dollar over spot with the best deals as low as 80 cents over spot. So why is silver prices dropping when the demand is obviously so high? I mean, near 100% mark ups on ebay? I've actually contemplated buying a futures contract for delivery of silver (to get the spot price) and then selling on ebay. I mean think about that. Buying for what....11 buck an ouce, 5000 oz's and after ebay fees you are talking about netting at least 7 bucks an oz times 5000 oz and you got a cool 35k. Gold is almost the same. Selling for about 1200 per oz on ebay or 39 dollars per gram actually. (the 1oz bars are selling for about 1100-1150 so i guess you get a "discount" when you buy a full oz.)http://cgi.ebay.com/1-G-Gr-9999-24K...39:1|66:2|65:12|240:1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14 So if the average joe is willing to pay so much of a premium for gold/silver on ebay, dont you think the price of gold & silver is going to jump soon?