Dan writes with jaw agape: "Do you believe this eBay auction? Someone paid $120 US for a Casio VL-1 / V-Tone. I'm sure it's nice, though." The auction is a masterclass in eBay writing: "This is an absolutely superb, virtually mint example of this classic analogue mono synth / calculator". The buyer looks like a serious collector (they recently paid $5,450 for a 1965 Fender Precision) - or perhaps an engineer from a studio spending someone else's money. As far as I'm concerned, he (or she) is just someone inspired by my Engadget column from a few weeks back.