After introducing OakleyExchange I got a lot of feedback on what you guys did and didn't want for exchanges. What the future holds is uncertain, but I would like some direct input on what you guys think could make exchanges easier, make the exchange system better and safer. My ideas are this: "Marketplace" integrated into the forum Exchange sections still exist with threads for each transaction On the top of a thread is an area with a "bid"/"buy it now" box and timer for time left Here's how it would ideally work: For sellers: 1)Enter relevant forum 2)Click "Post thread" 3)Enter title of item 4)Select Prefix WTB, WTS, WTT(already on our forum) 5)Sale End in : This drop down menu to select from it when want to end this thread, and you have to select form the option in the menu (Never, 24 Hours, 3 Days, 7 Days, 14 Days, or 30 Days). 6) Auction Start price if bidding auction 7) "Buy it now" option and price if this i 8) Domestic Shipping box/International Shipping box(allow two different inputs depending on where buyer is) 9) Enter paypal email address for payment 10)Item info/pics goes in thread just like now 11) Once a buyer buys and item and pays, seller recieves a PM with an alert and shipping information of the buyer! For buyers 1)Click on thread you are interested in 2)On top of thread you see "Bid" and/or "Buy it now" box Paypal icon. Similar to the picture below without all the info on the right 3)Bidding works like ebay 4)Clicking buy it now, shows prompt informing of binding contract to pay within 72 hours 5)"Buy it Now" will direct buyer to paypal after confirmation. 6)Buyer selects Domestic or International shipping (two separate prices if defined by seller) 7)Pay via paypal, then asks for shipping information 8)Seller is notified via PM of sale, and given shipping information 9)IF bidding, once auction ends, Buyer is sent PM telling he won, and sending link for payment 10) Seller is notified when paid, given shipping information Feedback would still go through itrader Completely integrated into the forum This would allow us to lower the restrictions on the exchange sections(though I would probably make a "trusted" forum for members with high post counts/been around a while, to interact). Could still post WTB/WTT threads, but WTS would go through paypal. You would pay the paypal 3%, but at this point, you should be doing that anyway. This is my IDEAL system. It is obviously an extremely large undertaking, but I am thinking about researching into it and working on it. But first, I would like to get everyones feedback on this. Is something missing? Do you like it? Hate it? What's wrong with it? What's right with it? Like I said, just an idea right now, but I would love input, ideas etc. Just trying to make the board better/safer.