As much as I am certain of the good intentions of teaisme, I have to agree with Adam on this ... for more "one off" type items and one of a kind ebay type auctions. As much as I like TeaChat being an open forum, this unfortunately immediately rubbed me the wrong way. And please do not take offense, teaisme ... I am simply expressing apprehension based upon personal experience.
Perhaps because I have already been in the position where I searched, found, watched, and earnestly bid on a "one of a kind item" on ebay ... but a well meaning member sort of randomly posted a "hey, lookee here, isn't this da bombe" on the forum, and it seemingly drove the price up.
And since we are buyers, this does not work in our best interests. IMHO.
I have often considered posting similarly, but then decided not to.
Anyway, this does not violate forum rules, but it could upset members who lose out despite doing the homework to locate an item ... while on the flipside, you may make someone happy who just happens to read your posts.