I personally have never sold, and have had no negative buying experiences. My concern is the source of the sale items, and making sure they are not stolen property. If I were trying to turn fly fishing equipment into cash, I would make sure the sale went well... I like the suggestion of a feedback option - both for buyers and sellers. Personally, I won't consider buying from someone who has been on the board a short time, and also require at least a phone conversation. Good comments, good suggestions. Thanks for your responses. Chris, any thoughts about a feedback option?