1. Can we ask to split items (sort of like a group buy but I was looking for people looking to split 100 blades, to get the 100-pack price without that many to risk)
2. Why can't people post that they have an extra item that is on sale etc. if they can beat the sale price? I figure some of these posts would not be posted in the marketplace, but when they are on sale and the person is reminded that they have some that they wouldn't mind getting rid of (i.e. in the TOBS Shopping Deal) I am not sure why that isn't allowed? It's not a supported vendor necessarily, more just a deal right? So the member can offer a better deal to one lucky shopper by selling his extras.
I would think this would be 1. Easier to post for sale items that may not be posted in the BST (due to too many posts etc., and the person may not have been as motivated to sell it if not for the related post) and 2. It is easier for a member to find an item they are looking for (it's in the thread about an item on sale) and it would save at least one member money most probably by getting an item cheaply privately vs. buying it commercially on sale. It does hurt the commercial seller, but as long as it's not a B&B supported vendor I would think taking away their business is less of a concern (this thread was Sierra Trading Post).
I just didn't want to step on toes asking about splitting 100-blades, and it really isn't worth getting in trouble for. But I also would like to see people beating the sales price, that would be awesome, it's just much more convenient than the BST IMO (since we're already looking at that thread for that specific item). Maybe the issue is the vendors, but I just really like the money-saving opportunities members can provide (the AD is bad!) and plus sometimes both sides benefit (the seller makes a little money and makes some room!), but I was more curious why it's not allowed as it would just make things a lot easier.
I guess you can always take it to PM, but then would posting "Does anyone have an extra puck they want to sell?" a violation too?
Sorry if this was pushy or anything, just trying to understand and obviously be selfish and be able to see all the good deals easily :)