Sifting through the bidders on GB since the first of the year trying to get to the actual number of bidders in an auction shows many of the same handles showing up to try and get a Russian at "their price" which is generally too high in the first place. They drop out about $100 below what the rifle eventually sells for . But they are back again in droves the next $0.01 starting price and no reserve shows up.
I believe some of them honestly think they are going to get a Russian for $89.95.
But I will tell you this, when a really good nonrefurb, even a 54 Tula, shows up, get out of the way. And an Izzy in nonrefurb condition, get out of the way again, what you think is your light at the end of the tunnel is actually a freight train getting ready to run you over with not a look back to see if you are dead or not.
The action has cranked a notch or three higher so far this year compared to last. Wonder what it will look like the day after election day. I expect it will keep cranking up until then. After election day???????