Just wanted to formally say "hi" (since I've been lurking for a week or two), and ask for some advice. I recently decided that my wool felt pork pie needed to be replaced, and I've decided to go with a fedora. Since I live in Cincinnati, I will ultimately go to Gus Miller at Batsakes and have him make me one, but I need to save my pennies to do so. So I've been watching Ebay. Here's where I need some advice. All 'bay sellers are convinced that their products are worth million$. I just saw an Open Road go for over $200!! So, I need to know what to watch for and what to ignore. I know I should look for Vintage Stetson and Borsalino, go for beaver or fur felt...what else should I know? I really love this forum and have learned a TON already.