Well, in this case, the ones I'm talking about are certainly real. I know this because I'm the one selling them. I just lowered the price so, if you're looking for advanced DVD instruction for less than half the price of new discs then check it out. The discs cover:
Maya utility nodes - Digital tutors
Hyper-real set (facial animation, rigging, modeling)- Alias
Custom Character Toolkit (Mel and more) - Alias
UV mapping - Gnomon Workshop
do a search for Maya Training and the auction should pop up.
I've learned a lot from these discs and now I just want to pass them to someone else at a great price.