Close season in force, river inaccessible, can't bring myself to visit the local carp puddle, yet, however, some light hearted fishing entertainment has been found. E Bay has a wonderful selection of reels of all types and some at wonderful prices. Being a pin enthusiast, browsing that particular section brings a smile to my face when I see some of the reel descriptions and prices. Some of them give great mirth as they are obviously advertised by someone who is not an angler and does not have a clue what the item being advertised is or used for. A fly reel described as 'a wonderful reel for float fishing' or a plain centrepin wheel as ' very suitable for pike fishing. Then there's the prices, £60 for an old Harringtons Gemima or £800 for a pin associated with someone's name, if you go to the new fixed spool reel section, Diawa reels can be had for around £1100 all the way from Japan. What angler in his right mind seeking a reel for use is going to pay these prices for items that range from the useful to the less than useless. There are many items listed that are at a fair price for their condition, however, when I see something like ' My late Dad's reel, been in the shed for 20 years, needs a little TLC', and look at the photos to see a wreck that £100 is asked for I wonder if the seller is taking the pee, had it valued on David Dickenson, or just trying to pawn off rubbish to an unsuspecting buyer. Primarily buying off eBay is a case of Caveat emptor, let the buyer beware but browsing still makes some good entertainment.