Personal distaste for parasitical businesses that add no real value to the riding community. Even goods middlemen provide a service (buyer/seller representation). This guy playing bike market like stock market, which is CLEARLY NOT WHAT IT EXISTS FOR. Legal you say? So what? He operates with bad business ethics, and exposés exist to make sure businesses like this disappear bc the community frowns upon it!
Look, everyone's been burned as a newbie 2b rider before. But the experienced ones here are quick to flick off 'stupid buyers' who get (sorta) scammed by this dude. I'd rather stand on the side of the uneducated buyer coz sometimes its not their fault if they have busy jobs and aren't savvy enough to research. Not everyone is as free as ppl like us typing long forum posts.
Plus he gives us genuine private sellers a bad rep. If a lot of riders get burnt and are unhappy w the second hand market bc of one dude, that's a disproportionate amount of negative sentiment generated by one black sheep. Trust lost in the community is very hard to gain back. Then we all suffer. Isn't it obvious taking such businesses down has more net benefit to the community?
He's not stupid and seems quite resourceful. Obviously has a lot of capital too. Can't he find better ways to make money instead of preying on those with less options and less knowledge?