Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Are you familiar with pscyo-babble concept of transference?
People do, in fact, post stuff they're interested in. Not everyone, of course. But it's certainly not accurate to say that nobody posts stuff they're interested in. Nor do I think the thread has a "fatal flaw". I find it sometimes useful and often interesting.
what would transference have to do with this situation?
I don't think anybody is redirecting childhood feelings to the forum.
Yes the thread might be useful and interesting, but I bet if somebody found a badly listed pair of lobbs in their size going extreamly cheap AND they were in the market. There is no way the person would post it here.
The real good bargains are usually posted by people who are not in the market, either because of size, price, style etc. It would be interesting to know how many people posted shoes that they would later bid on. I'm sure it has happened, but how often?