To the moderator: (couldn't find a better place to post this publicly; feel free to move it as appropriate!)
What is the reason that discussion is forbidden on the For Sale forum? I frequently see items (Bee Bee trees, tools, etc.) that I'm interested in, but with the blackout on discussion, no more information is ever publicly forthcoming about the item or folks past experiences with it. That's one of the really nice things about shopping on Amazon, for example, seeing the comments from past purchasers about what they liked (or didn't), or even clarifications of what's included in the box, etc.
I understand the importance of staying on topic (i.e. not hijacking a paid For Sale thread to promote a different product, etc.) and also the importance of avoiding flame wars if folks have strong feelings about a product or vendor that may be subjective or not substantiated, but aside from those two exceptions, I would think discussion of a For Sale item would be a positive thing.