Upload & Sell: On
I agree with the sentiment expressed by Will. This site is about so much more than the Buy and Sell board. In fact, that feels like a different world from the gear and presentation forums. Personally, it took me some time to warm to other elements of FM, so I don't have judgment of those who focus on buying and selling. I like to say that "kit building is forever." That is true, but limiting oneself to that single forum is to miss out on a very rich experience. I'm much less interested in what happens on the Buy and Sell forum than I am in what happens elsewhere on this site, and frankly, I think we're doing quite well, which is contrary to what OP is commenting upon. Again, I think Will is right. We've had a rush of folks who recognize that paying a subscription fee on FM is MUCH cheaper than paying fees on E-Bay and hence have brought their business here... for better and worse. More than ever, it becomes critical to do due diligence with every buyer. Although I don't often buy here, I put a premium on dealing with folks who've demonstrated their trustworthiness. Newcomers won't likely be hearing from me.
So if the Buy and Sell board doesn't suit your needs, you might want to drop into another forum that tickles your fancy and get to know some of the great folks who spend time on this site.