The site has a clearly worded disclaimer stating that it assumes no responsibility for deals gone bad. Despite this fact, many have "filed" complaints about bad deals with Grant, me, and some of the other moderators. We have voluntarily been able to put out most of the "fires" through mediation, not moderation. Opening up Basenotes as a general merchandise marketplace would, in my opinion, lead to innumerably more conflicts and legal issues much in the same fashion as that which Ebay and Craigslist have experienced. The logistics of moderating such a marketplace would be prohibitive for many reasons. Such a board without moderation would lead to many illicit items being offered. It would also serve to dilute the focus of our beloved site- the discussion and enjoyment of the world of perfumery.