if only others were as good as you at doing your research. i (and i know a lot of others) have stopped PM'ing people about their "available" finds due to the stupid prices being asked. i'm not even talking about "oh he wants ebay prices for his finds." i'm talking about "this guy have no idea how much that thing is worth on ebay, he hasn't even done his homework" type of prices. i got tired of "sure that sportcoat is available, how does $150 sound?" for something that only goes for $75 on ebay. worse still is when someone is going to CONSIGN their finds. after ebay, consignment fees, etc, a lot of times the price i was happy to pay would actually exceed the person's likely take-home.
I mean I love hooking up homeys on the thread and love trades, but I rack up items so quickly, it is often easier sending in bulk to a consigner I will make a modest return off of even if I won't get top dollar. also it is annoying to get 300000 pms on things most from lurkers I prefer to do business just in my small network of trusted trade partners.