For the record, R.caffin commented that buy-low, sell high, is acceptable, and it's his website, so the fast and furious gear resellers are compliant with the site policy of free economics and trade.
As a potential buyer and consumer of gear, I look for value in the product quality, cost, warranty and return policy when available. I used to consider BPL for sale posts as a reasonably fair trade. Here is an example of what I consider price gouging and overpaying. You want to pay more, for less options, great, lighten your wallet. This is a turn off and for my perspective goes against the community concept, and instead it belongs on eBay's dark alleys.
Take this for example, though it's not my intent to single out this individual, this behavior is common.
1. This person buys a product for price X from a store chain.
2. The product is still available for sale TODAY at the same price X, with the store return policy and warranty.
3. This person is trying to re-sell the same product for 2X price, without a receipt, without the store return policy, and without a warranty. Possibly the item has been worn, even though it has the tag on. As many keep tags on with usage with the intent to resell used items as new.
What is the added value to the BPL community does this For Sale adv have?
While this is BPL website policy compliant per R.Caffin, it's does not add value to buyer, who will not have the option to return to store, will not have the manufacturer warranty with no original receipt, and insult to injury, paid 2X for an item available STILL for sale from a reputable company for 1X.
This is why I am turned off by the Gear Swap forum.
The ones really hurt are the cottage business that make their own original and unique products, hats, pot lids, books, Ti stakes grills and scoopers, beer can stoves and tents, that are the true inovators and sell their items at honest fair and competitive pricing.