Unfortunately we are considering and have come close to deciding on closing the wanted section in the classifieds.
The reason for this is that Scammers are using this section to find people to scam and are having a good success. Basically a user posts an item they want and the scammer via PM will offer it to them at a good price. They then pay the money and of course the part never turns up. As its all done by PM we have no way to monitor or warn people, it also means multiply people are getting ripped of at any given time.
This has happened increasingly over the last 6 months, with scammers having no post counts at all to the newer ones having a small post count. We know that removing the section will not stop this from happening in the future and another way will be found but we are trying our best to prevent it happening again.
Ultimately it comes down to the buyer following the rules and guidelines set in the classifieds forum. Many do not follow them and get stung, which is all to easy we know but the majority of the time - when a deal is to good to be true - it usually is
If or when we remove the wanted section, it will mean there will be No Wanted threads of any kind on the AOC forums in future.
As always before we make major changes on AOC we would like to here your thoughts?