But if you think the reason they are getting punted on so quickly is because people don't have a chance to try them first...
I think the people that would normally have tried them in a store and walked away don't have that opportunity therefore meaning that they have to buy it and as a result there's more turning up for sale.
For example, remember when the JVM came out? Every store had them and only people that wanted them bought them and as a result not many popped up for sale for at least a year or 18 months after they came out.
They are great amps but I think the distribution sucks. GuitarGuitar for example don't have them. They are (by square footage) one of the biggest retailers in the UK. I'm sure bby turnover, etc they also compete at the highest level. Gibson, Fender, PRS, Engl, Egneter, etc all have them as main dealers but there's not a Blackstar in sight? Seems strange.