I don't understand why a new thread is a good thing--especially since it's something that only invited members can access. I think that "leeching" is used in the sense of lurkers stealing thrifting techniques or spots? And the answer's to create a thread for the full-time or hardcore flippers--despite the fact that I can't remember ever seeing anyone share locations (occasionally someone might have admitted to getting friendly with a sorter to get into the back room).
This thread's created and fostered the community of hobbyists that some posters might be trying to turn into a community of career thrifters. There should probably be a forum for guys who do this for a living, but how many of those guys live on this thread?
because the moderation here sucks, that's why, it's total BS when good contributing posters are getting banhammered for no reason and people just lurk this thread for bargains and never bother posting anything