I think the knitting gods just spat in my face.
"What, honey? Of COURSE it's a great idea to buy no-name bamboo needles, off eBay, from some guy in Hong Kong. Are you kidding me? I am getting four pairs for $1.14, how could it go wrong? This is SUCH a deal, there's totally no difference between these and, say, Clover Takumi. I love saving money."