Dave, your observation is 110% correct about the use of the term "rare" on items for sale. Self justification for unrealistic asking price.90% of the stuff on E Bay is rare if it is over 5 years old.
All that means is they are asking more for it than it sold for brand new.
199.99 plus 40 shipping
I would put that at about 60 dollars brand new.
But also that was big money back in those days.
Maybe a Willie Coyote box of holes. I forget the manufacturer Disney came up with.Years ago I saw a listing on EBay.
Rare adjustable post hole.
It sold for 1500 dollars, shipping was from Australia.
I have wondered for years what the buyer got in the mail.
A set of post hole diggers, maybe a shovel.
It just makes you wonder.