I agree too, about the need for grades, even with an acknowledgment of varying standards, price and grade are linked, if you can price it you can grade it.
If one really honestly had no idea what grade (they at least thought) it was, they could not price it. By definition.
I'm avoiding the SA section like the plague as I can't resist buying books at times. I share this opinion, and it is unfortunate that this is occurring. Trust in membership and the community, and also on the relationships formed between repeat buyers and sellers regardless of whether the relationship flip/flips over time is what separates this forum with ebay, auction houses, and other venues. When I run a sales thread, I get many repeat buyers, and I in turn just PM certain boardies when I'm looking for a book and am sure to check out sales threads. To me, that's what this community is all about. I noticed the trend, or the start of this trend, when I ran my last SA sale. The comments/questions/offers were unique for the time. Apparently not.
_________________________ Want List:
Amazing Fantasy #15 FN - trying to convince the owner to sell it to me! Amazing Spider-Man Villains 1st Appearances Fantastic Four #3 VF (or better) - FOUND! Hulk #1 VG (or better) well centered, w/ vibrant colors JIM #89 VF (or better) well centered