I was taking another hard look at B&S and realized Im less inclined to click on a classified because of the price being transparent. When I look at eBay, and I see the price listed in a buy it now auction, unless its some sort of ridiculously instakop sick deal, I keep it in my watch list and come back after a few hours and see if I like it. On the old B&S, if the SAME EXACT thing was listed at the SAME EXACT (non-ridiculously instakop deal) price, I would probably PM the seller and buy the item.
Why? Its the competitive spirit that drives most of these sales (again, for me - anyone else please agree or disagree). First you had to refresh the page at the right time, then catch the thread minutes after it was listed, then scroll through tons of stuff in the thread (and if anyone didnt realize to bury your best item at the bottom so all your other items at least got glanced over, you do now), then PM the guy, then wait for the reply, then jump on paypal and pay....
See the common denominator? You had to be first at everything you did to "win" that item. This also caused other potential buyers to give you the "aw, man - 2 seconds to late" and "Spoo, if that does not work out for you, PM me, OK?" You even had backup buyers for something hot before the money left your wallet!!
In this new system, everything is there for you to see - I can leisurely browse the listings, maybe "watch" them, go back to work for a bit and reevaluate the piece - but then my senses kick in and Im like "nah, dont really need that". Poof.
Anyone else feel the same, or is it just me?