Is it just me or have all the B&S boards across multiple forums gone to the dogs?
Seems I see more and more shady postings going on, over priced items, people who blow in, list and sell and item then blow back out without having the courtesy to close the thread when they are done and removing the asking price although the rules prohibit such. Seems like the pricing is getting so bad that any minute savings are just not worth the hassle and not having a warranty as when bought for 5% more from a reputable retailer. Some forums explicity state no commercial sales allowed but when you go and search a members posts you see repeated sales of the same item with a lot of them being C&P posts.
Its not just here but at many other forums as well. There are only a few I know of that are still respectable with just fellow photogs swapping around gear and Im not about to post who those are so they can get corrupted too. Well I can post one as its strictly a members only forum that not just anyone can join and thats sportshooter.
I quit using fleabay for pretty much the same reason (among others) When that started it was just regular folks trying to sell off things they no longer needed and has turned into a nightmare. If you go there and search for a particular item you have to weed through 1000 listings by fleatailers to maybe get lucky and find one thats by a regular joe just trying to sell his stuff for a reasonable price.