I posted this question on Stereophile and it has been a hot topic so I decided to post it here. What does everyone think of the new Audiogon?
Let me start off by admitting my bias...I loath it. It is poorly organized, lacks the catagories of old Audiogon, finding the discussion posts is far more difficult...I could go on and on. Audiogon is not responding to the comments by me and a number of my friends, begging them to either redo the change or go back to the old way. I am an active buyer and seller on Audiogon, as are my friends. Based on # of items in daily listing we estimate audiogon's new listings are down at least 30%-40%.
Audiogon has been one of the most game changing parts of the audio industry in the last few years, probably second only to digital playback devices. There is NOTHING that compares to it for the audio world...not Ebay, Craigslist, Amazon or (sorry TAS) Soundoffers.
Change is not a bad thing but when you kill off business and alienate your core market you better change fast, change back, or you'll fade off into the sunset!
Maybe Audiogon will read these posts and address these issues.