Hi folks. Curious to get some opinions about a thought I had. To start, I have a serious GAS problem to I buy a lot of basses. Because of natural space constraints this means I also sell a lot of basses. I used to use ebay but about 3 years ago I switched to the TB classifieds for most of my trading. I deeply appreciate that we have the use of the classifieds free of charge to buy, sell and trade gear. It's a great feature of TB. However over the past year or so, I have had some bad experiences, way more than usual. These have made me think that a sticky about "Buying and Selling" etiquette would benefit everyone who uses the classifieds forum. Two of the most irksome examples that seem to be recurring in my world, and I have heard others complain about: -Folks PMing expressing "serious interest" asking for a bunch of detailed pictures and specs, and then never a returned PM once they are provided. -Folks offering lowball offers, or grinding you down on price and then either saying "nah" or disappearing never to return the PM accepting their offers. I recently even had a guy grind me on price on a bass, and then he returned claiming it had a bad preamp. Being the nice guy I am I took it back, ate the shipping and the preamp was fine. Now I have nothing against someone trying to get a good deal, but don't agree to a rock bottom price and then walk away. That is just not considerate if someone is spending their time to accommodate you. I am not sure if all this is because of more traffic, different user base, or what. But like I said, I have noticed it recently and I have heard one or two others making the same gripes. So I am wondering if anyone else has been having these types of experiences on the classifieds, and whether anyone else thinks we may all benefit from an etiquette sticky to establish come rules or guidelines not unlike what they have on ebay. Again, it would apply to selling and buying guidelines. You know just a friendly note to suggest that you should only contact other TBers if you have intentions to buy, no spec hounding for the sake of, etc. Would love to know everyone's thoughts. Thanks.