So those of you who've been burned on eBay, do you still shop there? Or is there a better way to get discontinued Oakleys (other than the classifieds here)?
Yep, been burned a couple times but still shop there. Being occasionally burned is just the reality of business. I don't think there're many who still have a perfect track record (either with eBay or PayPal) after completing a significant number of transactions. As long as it's super rare for a deal to go wrong, I'm willing to take the risk.
As for finding discontinued Oakleys, your fellow collectors are always your best bet as Jordan said. Some of my best stuff was obtained because of collector friends.