The current system sucks because the Classified section is slow (since you have to be a supporter). For the auctions, there's only like 20-30 things on at a time, and a lot of the stuff you might not even want. Plus, you either wait for the auciton to end and bid, or you do the buy it now (which is usually a lot higher than you might want to pay). I think one of the key things about classifieds on forums, is the feedback aspect. The buyer doesn't need to send a PM (which almost seems like you're committing to buying) and the buyer can ask a general questions that many others may be wondering about. Plus, other members can give feedback on the product. So we can know if said part is great, or if the price is terrible and you can get something brand new for cheaper. This is the only site that I'm on that has such a system in place, and there is definitely a discrepancy in For Sale posts here. I like this site a lot, but the selling section seems to need fixing. I'm not so sure most people like auctions. And i mean if they honestly want to go by auction, you list it on Ebay. I understand there is a revenue aspect (paying for a store), but I think I speak for the majority of people when I say i'm not a huge fan of the auctions. Edit: I don't know how the old system was, or how well that worked, but this is just my 2 cents from my time on the board.