I'd say there are better deals out there. I'll pay a dollar more a fig if he looks cooler, seems more military-like, and if I can get a bunch of them uniform. Like I said, it's about knowing what you want.
For Ex: Cool, I just got a bunch of minifigs, but my army doesn't seem impressive at all cause they are just random civilians from city sets that I got for dirt cheap. Or you can really hunt for that ideal combination.
If you browse through Bricklink a lot, however, you'll notice a trend among many stores, especially the larger ones. These guys understand that if people are going to buy specific parts, they want new ones, and more specifically from the latest sets. People want the interesting parts and colors from power miners, space police, and clone wars. People also really want the cool minifigs from these latest sets.
Look at this store, House of Logos:
http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=Ho ... D=17821041
This guy has a hefty collection of Space Police III parts and minifigs for sale. Lucky for us! The new Space Police look awesome!
And guess what? It's a $1.61 and he has 10 of them for sale!
@Jbgarrison, I'd really like to see what your getting for you money. You could save a lot more just buying from Bricklink instead of ebay. It's great cause you buy on your own time, not by the other bidders, every piece is available to you for sale, and you can get a lot of LEGO in one buy, saving you on all the extra shipping. One more thing...IT'S MICVASH!!!