I'd say that was a legitimate question about the item - Why does this cost more than a new one? Just like the question "is there a crack in the blank?" would be a legitimate question. If it is sale ending because the truth makes it so, that is fine in my book. Actually the community here supports and protect somewhat against misleading stuff (read the stickies), and that is one of the special values of the classifieds on here, IMHO. Hell, I read them sometimes just to learn about stuff.Hey guys, I'm not the moderator, but having been the recipient of sale-ending posts in the past, wouldn't it be better if you had sent the op a pm with your concerns? You've killed his chances of selling the rod. Just my thoughts.