I personally see nothing wrong with it and that's why I do it. I've been the beneficiary of such post in many ways and consider it a courtesy to those who are interested buying or just seeing the gear in question. If i see an item others may need based prior threads I intend to let members know about it. If the thread says E-Bay in the title it's your choice to skip it or read it. Many great items from RLA classics to great gear that is "cheap via bad description ". Members of all levels have made such post and posted within threads.
What you proposed serves you
just fine but as a community it's about more than one person. It also doesn't make a difference about who's selling the item. Don't tell so I can get it cheap....how self -serving is that?
I personally get tired of reading simple questions replied to with suggestions of buying gear that they no is out of the persons price range or beyond the scope of the request- but that doesn't mean i should be able to dictate what other choose to post.
Another benefit is that many are exposed to gear we have never seen before. Not to mention it's a great resource for pics of gear that's been forgotten.
A hidden sales pitch product pitch is one thing ,but if you don't want to read the thread then skip it - especially if says Ebay in the topic. As you said, "Otherwise shut the fuck up about it."
The last line unnecessary to make my point just as it was not needed to make yours. My response is respectful but is no way an apology or offered excuse for my posts (past, present or future) or that of others that have extended this courtesy to members .
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