As to the new goods on ebay, I guess I'm just too big a skeptic to believe I'm getting new, genuine stuff at that great a deal.
Doc H- You have a good point, except for the fact that to me, at least, it's worth that premium to know that I'm the first owner.
I have ways of telling if something's been tried or not. For example, with jeans I usually just ask for one from the back, and with shirts, I see if all the packing is there for dress shirts. For example, if all the hard-to-place pins are in the right place, and if all the clips are on right, I am willing to bet it's mine first.