I like the rule. I have in fact messaged someone about their price being above other prices on the internet but I did it via Private PM and I myself have been messaged about a price of an item I was selling, being higher than another advertised price. If someone had posted on my thread saying my price was way to high, I might have had a hard time selling it and I would have been quite frustrated with the person Price-Policing my thread. So the rule WORKs in my opinion. If people are willing to buy an item for the advertised price without price checking then it is their loss and their fault if they feel they could have gotten a better price after the fact.
I agree that alot of the prices I see in the For-Sale section can be a bit high at times but the items still tend to sell and as long as people are willing to pay that for gently used gear, then that is all that matters. I always price check everything I see in the For-Sale section and I almost always pass over the listing because I find it cheaper else where or close in price. But that is just me, we all place value in things differently. Some prefer to buy from Hammock Forums members just because it supports the community. I see nothing wrong with the current rules and I think they are needed to keep any friction from being started on the forums.
It protects the sellers from being trolled and leaves the decision up to the buyer whether or not its a good deal rather than Mr. Price Police.
Sellers are Forum Members too, not just buyers.
Last edited by XTrekker; 03-27-2013 at 10:09..