There was a pair of Vass on EBay about 2 weeks ago I think, but in a small size (7 perhaps) and it may have been a seller in Europe. I can't quite recall. Considering that these are cordovan, I think $599 is a fair opening price. (That's, what, about $120 more than you'd pay for Alden cordovans? -- a bargain all things considered) I think the seller probably should have sprinkled in the words Lobb, Edward Green, etc. into the auction description though in order for this auction to get picked up when someone does a search for those brands. Vass are so rare on Ebay, I don't even bother with searches. This seller though, marcey2, is one of my favorite sellers. Lots of Oxxford, RLPL, etc. I bought a pair of brand new RLPL (EG) shoes from this seller too. His name is Anthony Marcinowski, if I recall correctly. A very reliable seller IMO.