Hey swen, thanks for the support, but being free does not take away user's rights to complain either. Togoparts has grown over the years, thanks to the "compaints" we have received. But complains done, solely for personal gain, is a different matter all together.
In all, moderating the Marketplace takes a fair amount of judgment and sometimes these would be incorrectly applied, resulting in the far from perfect moderation effort. On the other hand, it does not help when a small group of members is constantly trying to "fool" the moderators, forcing us to be more assertive on our moderation effort.
This may be more a hinderance than a help, but why not get the members to assist the moderators in vetting sellers of dodgey goods? Set up a rating system, that following a sale the buyer can then rate the buying experience and seller? And vice versa maybe? Trouble is there will be people that will always have a whinge and complain for no real reason and give a seller a bad rating just because they are mean little people...which is why the rating system should go both ways, but unfortunately that could just escalate the problem! Anyway, for what it's worth, I think the mods do a great job and I find marketplace a really useful tool, both for buying and selling.