Sorry about that, that'll teach me to read more carefully. I scanned the rules page on posting for topic info, the rest (I thought) I was getting by looking at examples. Clearly, I did not pay very close attention to the DATES of the other posts. I will be more careful in the future and completely understand why the rules are the way they are. Much easier when you READ them.
From reading some of the other comments and questions, it appears that a locked thread will be unlocked after 72 hours to give the poster time to firgure out the mistake and also to allow other sellers to post without getting BTT'd off (something I hadn't even thought of).
If I am making yet another bad assumption please let me know, otherwise, thanks for the info.