Anyone use Audiogon "Wanted" Ads Success?

Do these work? Whenever I list something to sell, checking the Wanted section first doesn't even occur to me and I was wondering if that was normal.

It's worth the question now that they charge $6 to list one of these.
Wish they were still free, half the fun on agon was the wanted section. Posted 1 once and felt like I had a bullseye taped to my forehead...silly offers at full retail and in 1 case even higher.
The "wanted" ads are great for miscellaneous items that may be sought after, but not usually found posted. For example, I recently replaced my polycrystal rack's top shelf with a large acrylic base for my new turntable. I shoved the polycrystal shelf into the closet not thinking that it was worth posting an ad for. A couple weeks ago, I saw that a member posted a "wanted" for a top shelf exactly like the one I was storing. So, I sold it to him and both parties are now happy. Worked for him; worked for, yes they work! I do feel that $6 is a bit steep for this type of ad, though.
Yes, when they were still free.

Perhaps $3 to post a wanted and $3 to answer?
When they were free, I used them a couple times and they did work well. I assume they must still work well today since the seller doesn't have to pay to reply.

Has worked for me in the past for hard to find items.
Well, I just posted one, we'll see what happens!
Good luck. I've had much success with the wanted ads years ago, when they were free. Both as a buyer and a seller. Nowadays there doesn't seem to be much use for them. Of course a blind squirrel still finds an acorn every now and then, but overall the wanted ads are not nearly as useful as they use to be.

Happy hunting,
I have had good luck with the wanteds, but never post any ads off season, like now.
They worked for me, here and at AA.

Pawlowski6132, yes it's the off season until the weather forces us all indoors.
The few times I tried them they didn't work at all so to pay for them now doesn't make much sense for me based on past performance.
They can take a while to produce, but have always worked.
Haven't posted any but have answered two. Made successful sale both times.
I have responded to one and the whole thing went flawlessly. I rarely look at them though.
I felt when they were free many people used the want ads for marketing research. Lets see how many want this item or how many want to sell the item. I just gave up on them when $ were involved.
I had an interesting experience with a recent wanted ad for a pair of speakers. Within a day of posting, 2 pairs listed for sale out of the blue, had not seen a pair for months on the board. Then one of these sellers, after I contacted him, changed his listing, pushed his price up etc. Another person contacted me and wanted to sell his 'new' pair for about 3% less than a dealer had priced a new pair for me. Others quoted prices higher than retail....and so forth. I was amazed at the number of people who (if they are to be believed) bought speakers from a dealer, never opened them and decided to sell them on......yeah right. Whoever above said it was like having a bullseye on your head echoed my experience. I did also get some decent offers too so you need to be prepared to deal with all types.