As a "newbie" here I have been avidly following the classifieds link. But, find it totally frustrating as there appears to be no way to remove an item once it sells. Have to look through a lot of stuff that perhaps has already sold. Not a problem with the format, just that it does not lend itself to a "swap shop" type of format. I too have used Ebay, but find it to be too expensive for a lot of the stuff I want. Now with cost there going up it appears that it is also getting expensive to sell.
Can we set up a swap and shop format? Amateur radio folk have been doing it for years. One of the better ones is at http://hamrad.com The biggest need is the ability to remove an item once it has sold. And perhaps to have a 30 day expiry as well.
I now find out that there are a few European ones too. They could be linked. Would make it really easy for us "accumulators.