This is me venting. Please know that I have nothing against the dealers that we have here, and most of them are very nice to deal with.
My rant however, is concerning the Dealers ability to BTT an ad daily, while the rest of us have to wait 72 hours. Along the same lines, are the number of Dealer ads in the EE. Shouldn't a Dealer's for sale ad appear in their forum? I've got an item for sale right now, and it was almost immediately bumped to page 2 due to the number of Dealer ads and their BTT's in that particular forum. I didn't do the exact count, but I would venture to say at least 60% if not more of the ads on the front page are the highlighted Dealer ads. I don't feel that it is fair to the rest of us.
If it is an Equipment Exchange, it should stay that. There is a reason that the site has an Industry section stocked to the brim with Dealers. I think they should have their ads for sale items and specials and whatnot in their own forum, and leave the EE to the rest of us that are doing just that, exchanging our equipment and gear amongst each other. It's not like the Dealers are selling personal stuff, or one or two of an item, but rather, running regular ads for regularly stocked merchandise. It's nice to know which Dealer is offering which parts, but I feel there should be a seperation.
Like I said, nothing against the Dealers personally. I've dealt with a few of them, and often give them repeat business. I've even pointed my friends in their direction quite a few times. But, just like modern society, I wish there was more of an equal opportunity.