Supplement 7. If you are thinking about buying a blade on ebay and the price is 4,500 dollars, euros, or pounds sterling......... don't do it. Take your family on a vacation instead.
(Consider the kind of person you would be dealing with who would even contemplate listing it for that price and, even more imporrtantly, the kind of bad ju ju this would generate between you and the Table Tennis Gods. And you don't want bad ju ju).
You are encouraged to post about it here though, so we can all just shake our heads. It is therapeutic.