Here is my rambling 2 cents on the multiple issues at hand here: 1, I think everybody agrees that threads with multiple items are good for the forum. However, when you outlaw "sold" bumps, you discourage these types of threads. Personally, I have 3-4 selling threads running right now, each with (originally) multiple items. Why? Because if I made one huge thread, and dumped 30+ unrelated items in them, people quite simply aren't going to waste their time looking through the entire thing, and I will have no way of getting it back to the main page. At that point, I might as well take it to Ebay first, or not even bother. When you break your sales threads down into categories, or by brands, and stagger the time you post them, you are going to get more interest - somebody is looking for shoes, they'll look at a thread that says "Tons of shoes", if they're looking for ties, they'll look at a thread that says "Tons of ties", etc. I have tried the 'million items in one thread' strategy, and it did not work. Therefore, I am for "sold" bumps in multiple item threads, and think a seller should be allowed to have more than one thread at once, provided he staggers them and is not taking up a disproportionate amount of front page realty. RE: sellers making Ebay threads, I am 'guilty' of this - but I only make them the night of my auctions closing, usually 2-3 hours before. I do this to minimize the time my thread is active (courteous to other sellers), and with the understanding that most people don't care about auctions until they are almost finished. This is just common sense - and I have to say, I get a lot of bids from SF members doing this, so how bad can I feel about it if people find it useful? Ultimately, I think requiring a price cut for a bump is a bad policy. It encourages people to set high selling prices (This is IMPOSSIBLE TO POLICE!), with the understanding that price cuts will come, and that in practice the listed price is just a starting point for an offer. Do I have the solution? No. But I do think the B&S forum has become a big enough beast that some change should probably be enacted.In a fast moving forum environment, the honor system is what is in place. Rules and regulations aren't the answer to this problem - there will never be an effective enough means of enforcement without extremely vigilant moderation. I would argue that the solution lies in some flavor of format change. Can we get SF Auctions already? Speaking from experience, I make more money selling things on Ebay (and I'm sure most other sellers do as well), but I appreciate the implicit trust, simplicity and convenience of buying and selling things here on SF. If J & Co want to make it harder to sell items here, you will most likely see: A. more sellers take everything to Ebay and not even bother coming here first or B. guys not even bothering to pick up items to sell here, both of which would be a loss for all parties involved.