I can only offer my take on this based on my current BST, which is a “for sale only” at the moment.
I want something that is about to drop. I have an Arctic Circle that I don’t need. I have a 1st Run Yogi that I enjoy the colorway a lot more than the Hulk Smash one I’m trying to get rid of. Ain’t nothing wrong with the Hulk Smash one in any way other than I don’t care for the colorway.
If I do trades, people start offering me stuff I have no interest in, then I get attitude about how I’m passing up such a great deal with their offerings. I’m not into the drama. Paypal or no deal at the moment, or cash in hand in person.
If I sell the AC, I’m just gonna flip the funds back over to YYE to get the item I do want.
However, I may have just fallen into a tiny amount of money, so I may not need to sell the AC. I might go ahead and keep it. The odds are if I do have the funds to get the item I want(AL7 Quake), I’ll just go ahead and keep the AC. Or maybe I decide to make it a trade item. My wants list might get a little shorter, or maybe not.
In a previous BST, I actually had an item for trade. I got a great BST deal, and one of the items I had was of no interest to me but I knew I could off-load it fast for anything else. So, in that previous BST, I was able to unload a Rockstar. Never threw it or unboxed it, just flipped it for something I do enjoy(Deadly Spins Monkey Fist).
I say the situation depends on the individuals needs or wants. Right now, people want cash for holiday shopping. I want cash so I can get that AL7 Quake. If this client would pay their invoices on time, I wouldn’t have this problem. I work on a Net30, they work on a Net45(read: Net-WhateverWeWantItToBe, such as Net180+), so it’s hard to coordinate stuff with an inconsistent pay scheduled despite the supposed consistency that’s supposed to occur. Don’t lecture me on money management. I’m fine. My main issue is getting stuck with a couple of thousand in unexpected “not my problem” crap monthly. That’s a whole other wad of crap that I’ve put an end to.
Some people just want to deal with cash so they don’t have to deal with trades. “With the cash, I get the option of doing with it as I want/need to”.
I like options.