This thread used to be a place where people found great great things and wore them with pride or passed them at cost as favours - you might have noticed or not but I'm doing that myself with a Caruso jacket.
Nowadays it's just a joke because it reeks of niggardly greed.
"Shite jacket by some awful maker - AVAILABLE"
A true true joke.
I'll agree with this sentiment to an extent, it has turned somewhat capitalistic. I say that because many of the (current) regulars are hobby sellers. As a result, the thread has changed to fit the needs of the participants. A lot of talk about flipping, resales, eBay, etc. are natural to the climate.
Having said that, listing something as "available" may mean that it's available at cost + shipping. It's what I write when I want to let everyone know that they can have something at a steal. Many here do not do that and they are looking at making a significant profit on their finds. It's still neat to see what they find.
I would like to see more people offer up things at cost, but it's next to impossible to think that will always be the case.