Auction houses are charging seller and buyer fees on the same items. I totally understand your point but it’s Bs.That would be nice, but not always possible if you want to add certain bottles to your collection. A fellow just up the road that I knew for over 40 years had a killer collection, but there was no buying stuff from him. He died of CJD a few years back and his widow after a while consigned his collection to GWA. Sometimes, it's the only way to get a bottle. And I know the buyer and seller fees are a pain, but the folks running these auction houses have to make a living, too, not to mention the expenses of running a business, which are far more numerous than many folks realize, and getting more expensive every day. Just a different perspective from one who has been self-employed for well over 40 years.
I would rather give someone a huge discount than pay 20% fees and then have to wait months for my money