I'm not normally one who complains about the content of the thread - hell, I've been guilty of derailing it occasionally myself. However, am I the only "old-timer" disturbed by the thread's apparent transistion to the Flipper's Bragging Thread? I'm all for newbies joining and learning what are great brands to buy but I like when you're learning to buy for YOURSELF. Sure, we all might find the occasional outstanding piece that we buy to sell but the guys I know who do that (self included) tend to turn right around and invest it in another thrifting trip or splurge on the B&S forum. I'm watching post after post from guys who brag simply about all of the things they've found to sell. You guys that are hitting departments and cleaning them out of anything even remotely mentioned on this thread are the reason the senior members don't answer questions about "where's a good place", etc. Guys, you're basically going to a used car lot and asking the guy, "where do you buy your cars? I want to get there first, buy them all up, and run you out of business. Thanks for all of your help". This is why I hardly post here anymore. I know I was new here once upon a time, and surely made my share of annoying posts, but when 90% of the thread is now brand new members "bragging" about stuff they have for sale or asking "is this a good brand?" instead of doing a 30 second search, it gets pretty tiresome. I'm not the only one either. A lot of the "old-timers", among which I hardly count myself, have disappeared or post very rarely. I think we've all seen and felt the explosion of flippers and its impact on our thrifting experiences. As has been lamented here repeatedly, when you combine the influx of ravenous flippers, a depressed economy resulting in reduced donations both in terms of quantity and quality, and ever-increasing prices at the thrift stores themselves, we face a perfect storm of forces that are ruining the hobby. The places that I can go to to thrift have been drastically reduced in number because of the forces mentioned above. So, maybe that's also why I don't post here anymore, as there just aren't the finds out there. Anyway, I like the idea of setting up another thread for flippers, but I gotta wonder just how many people are stupid enough to advertise that they bought something for $5 and are now selling for $500 on another thread.