Originally Posted by willywallace45
Well, the other issue is that maybe people who aren't full time enthusiasts want to SELL parts they have, but don't want to deal with ebay or craigslist and want a community of people who appreciate what parts they have (or might pay a premium for them)?
I dunno. I'm on a few forums and many do the "you can't post until you have XXX posts", but you can still view.
I just paid $20 for a membership, thinking that would get me view access at least. Still can't see shit.
So, are you the non-full-time-enthusiast, or, the guy who wants to pay a premium for parts?
If the latter, I have a Saginaw pump I'll sell you for $700. It's even rebuilt.
As a matter-of-fact, I've got a whole junkyard full of non-rebuilt ones that I'll let go for $500 each.
The issue is that once a fly-by-night "enthusiast" worms their way into selling stuff in the classifieds, and screws a bunch of people, it tends to sour the pleasure of doing business in the "community." There are tons of stories like this. Just being able to view the classifieds enables a, potential, "snake oil salesman" to send PM's, to over-eager folks, fraught with promises of "gems" they will find nowhere else. I'm not accusing, or, anything, but, simply relaying previous scenarios.
Also, I don't know of anyone who, genuinely, likes Broncos and ended up displeased at having purchased a membership to this site.