I keep my eye on Ebay auctions for canele molds. I once got a great deal on a set of Mauviel Molds.
Earlier in the week I saw this auction on Ebay and I noticed that the seller had swiped one of my pics to use in his listing. I gave him grief about it and he apologized. We chatted a little bit about canele. He told me that he had not had any luck making canele. He was disappointed At that time I was still holding on to the possibility of an online deal.
In the auction description seller says that he spent the equivalent of $180 while in Paris on these molds! Hmmmm the dollar must have been at an all time low then. These exact same molds are widely available for roughly $17 to $21 each. I swiped the photo here from his auction listing. These molds have been bid over $160 for 6 with 8 hours to go! YIKES