The pot in this ebay listing is coming from Japan. It is going for $150 excluding shipment. Do you think this pot is worth the price? http://cgi.ebay.com/Japanese-Bonsai...ltDomain_0?hash=item5ad58a5e52#ht_1814wt_1167
Vintage shohin pots from Japan can sell for far more than $150....if this is indeed a handmade pot from Japan and (Most importantly) you like it and want to start a collection of pots then yes I would buy it. I know a few people who spend waaay more than that on shohin pots of high quality.
That's not all that expensive for a handmade pot with such design. It doesn't appear to be a molded pot, but hand-cut and designed piece. It's small, but for the workmanship, $150 is not unreasonable. Small handmade pots with specific designs (like dragons) are often the trademark of skilled potters. Smaller intricate pots like are not generally considered "useable" for bonsai purposes. They're more artwork.
the potter--"bigei" is listed as a Tokoname potter of some skill:
One of the quickest ways to see if someone's trying to rip you off on Ebay is to look at the other items hte seller has up. This seller looks to have some pretty good pots on his sales list....
LOL Go for it. I wish I had the money right now to get it