But I figured for such a small purchase it was worth the one-time risk. Around the same time I did a trade with another BPL member (the stove I owned previously for his cooking pot) and that whole exchange only took a weekend. He got my stove the following Monday, and I got the cookset the same day. No snags, no miscommunications - quick, simple, and painless, as it should be.
I've been "the new guy" before, and still am here, for the most part. Someone had to trust me the first time I bought or sold an item, so I'm hoping there's a logical explanation.