Yeah, I don't mean to say I know all the logistics, but I do know that some of the outrageous prices my LCS will demand are there because he's trying to make some bucks back. DST is bad (and he says NECA is the absolute worst to deal with), and he had most of his McFarlane X-Mas figures at around $30-$40 each last weekend. I didn't know that Hasbro was so egalitarian. Toy Biz had some pretty anti-small shop policies in regards to their ordering practices in place when they were doing Marvel Legends.
I talked to another collector at TRU yesterday and he was telling me that he got a bunch of the CIV exclusive McQ figures and put them on eBay this winter. He only got enough to cover his costs and pick up a few new figures. That's what I think motivate most who pawn stuff on eBay. They just want to finance their collections and not get rich. I don't condone it, but I can understand it.