This should clear up better:
If you see all my previous posts regarding flip finds, you will notice most, if not all, have been conveniently my size. My last huge haul, I picked up other stuff that would blow peoples minds. After a little meditation on these finds, I decided to back out of listing all, since if I did, chaos would have reigned in my inbox - most of it from members not involved in the thread whom have more interest in getting an easy kill than in networking or building a trade relationship. I will continue to list the items I intend to keep, much like before. I am not suggesting everyone follow suit, but it is a stage of evolution for me that places more emphasis on networking and building relationships with other members here.
People now have been routinely PM'ing me with their finds. This is much better, it is like "Hey Klobber, got this in 46L your size, are you interested. I am looking for .....". People also generally have the street savvy to say "I found this really cool 46L" over "I found a piece of crap in your size, interested"?
People will always post finds they picked up for themselves, but other size finds my end will go into the matrix (a hypothetical thrifting network working in the background through PM's). The Pro Flippers like Mainy and Nataku are a separate class, since they are very active in thrifting and all their finds posted here are more generosity on their part than gloating - in any case they do not need this thread for advertisement if they go through the Bay. Advantage of their bulk findings is they are extremely generous to the flippers here, although I dont know how generous they are to outsiders.
In your sig, you have given away your size information, means you get PM'd when I have stuff in your size. Easy, you get a PM from me if I grab something cool and fun in that size 42R you like .
My sig has size info, so the access to the Matrix is clear.
LOL, I aint signing out, I will still be here gooning around, just wont be saying "ps guys found a heap of 42's its for sale if ya all want it". Since I have not done that in the past in any case, nothing changes my end really. Just highlighting my thoughts to see if a paradigm shift can happen and invite a different approach to the way we do business.
The one thing that bugs me that you highlighted well is the people trolling the thread for deals but not actually being part of the community. I don't feel bad if I get beat out to a 40-42 suit or coat by someone who goes out, finds stuff, posts here, and is generally a part of the community. When it's just some random person jumping in to get a good deal that's not a community.
I haven't been here as long as a lot of you guys, and I don't find the really awesome stuff some of you do, but when I find a 36 SC I think "Brianpore"... 44 I think "Nataku", 46 I think "Klobber", and 48 I think "theWGP". I'm all for more people joining the community, but not mining and using it without contributing.
EDIT: Also, I'm insanely curious to see the amazing stuff that would blow my mind that you held out on us