Upload & Sell: On
1) FS posters are almost always more serious than WTB posters (that's why they pay the $25!). That's also why you see so many more FS threads than WTB threads.
2) FS posters are required to list price, WTB are not.
3) WTB posts are somewhat redundant. Since most of the B&S threads are FS, it's easier for a WTB person to just search for the item. If it's not up, then it's less likely that a person who has it will sell it (because they would've just posted a FS thread, no?) That and since most WTB threads don't list a price, why would a FS person bother with all the back-and-forth for a person who might only pay less than what the FS person could get in the B&S threads?/
Think about it this way: in Craigslist and all other free listings, why do most people post Sell threads and not WTB threads? On eBay, why don't they have WTB threads? There's a wish list, yes, but it only shows items FOR SALE, not ITEMS PEOPLE HAVE BUT MIGHT NOT SELL at whatever price you wish to pay for them.
Edited on Oct 10, 2013 at 06:19 PM · View previous versions