A lot of those people don't have the business or the finances to justify the purchase, and changes in the economy have forced them to look at that, cut bait, and put the backs up for sale.
Anton my man, this is the point that I was making. That you can find deals through end users that need the cash but that does not mean that your price points are correct. In fact, you can't post a price on a DB and say this is "market rate". There are too many factors that affect pricing on a digital back. For Phase One DB's specifically....
1) What is the warranty left?
2) Classic or Value Added?
3) Has the free swap occurred or do you still have a swap left?
4) What is the shot count?
5) If it is a non plus, has it had the live focus firmware upgrade?
6) Does it come with C1 Pro? Will it have a valid C1 DB code?
7) Will you get dealer product and tech support?
So yes, deals can be found out there. But a 60,000 shot count, no warranty, no support, no C1 pro software digital back will be substantially cheaper then the same exact model and mount with all that I listed.
Anyone discounting the value of buying from a dealer should look at examples lately on this board. We should be thought of as a resource and a business partner. We will go to all lengths to help our customers and we have the manufacturer's partnership and ear for issues.