I've been selling off a bunch, here, AA, USA Audio Mart, and ebay. Things definitely seem different these days from when I've bought and sold from 1999 - 2016.
For one, it seems there are more folks who flake out than I ever previously experienced. Next, you list a component at $2000, and receive more and lower (like $350) lowball offers than you'd ever expect or believe. In all honesty, I'd prefer finding a younger person or someone of more modest means to give these things to for free than some of the people I've received emails from.
And not wanting to disappoint anyone, I rate everything conservatively. Unless it's new and only had the box opened to check it, I don't rate anything a 9. An 8/10 to me is something used, but otherwise in very good to excellent condition, something our partners would feel proud of, cosmetically. These day I rate most things one step lower (maybe I'm in the wrong?) at 7/10, which brings a thousand questions ala, "there's a 9/10 that looks worse than yours...what are you trying to pull here / is this the right person / are these the actual pictures / how did you acquire this item / does the thing even work???"
Best is a guy with ZERO feedback on several sites and I'd never encountered previously who gave me that uh oh feeling from jump street. I've been on this site, AA, and ebay since 1999, and in the end, he insults me yet again, claiming my "stellar feedback" must have come from people I've fooled (or shilled?)- sorry, Michael / Swampwalker, his words, not mine... Thankfully, in the end, this one didn't get done with him. Let's just say sometimes the best deals are the ones you don't make