If you start posting wtb (wanted to buy) ads on either form you may want to add some indicator of your location to your profile. It might be reasonable to ship a lens from California to England, but not an eight foot stainless steel sink. How specific about your location is up to you. There are differences of opinion here on how much to say.
I like you bought most of my gear on eBay up to about two years ago. Now in this economy I buy less from anywhere, but I buy more from the forms than eBay. Twice in the last year my eBay eSnipe account has gone into the dormant category.