Recently I've noticed a few changes to the Classifieds section, a couple of these changes I can't quite understand the rationale behind them.
First one is that email notifications, sent to members, no longer show the listing price of such classifieds - so one literally needs to visit the site to be able to see the price - this is annoying but I can understand how this might have been done to increase traffic to the main website perhaps? For sponsor sake possibly?
Second one, and probably the most annoying/frustrating change, Classified listings are now having their prices removed/omitted once the listing has been sold or expired - this one I tried to make sense of it but I couldn't. We, stereonet members in Australia, are left with having to rely entirely on HiFiShark in order to have any idea of previous listing prices of sold items, which does not show SNA prices anyway. I think a lot of members here would agree that the market of second hand HiFi in Australia is quite different than Europe, USA and Japan. I honestly cannot see how this change can benefit the members of the forum in the long run.
Prices of 2nd hand gear on SNA used to be quite sensible, but maybe it will be no more as everyone will be referring to HiFiShark, who does that benefit? Not the member I don't think.
Rant over and out.