Can someone please explain to me how a person places a "dibs" on equipment and/or livestock when they have no idea of its pricing? A "dibs" in my book is an offer to purchase and I as a seller would expect some commitment from anyone placing a dibs on anything I am trying to sell. How can one make that commitment when one has no idea of the price of the goods? Isn't that a little risky? Or is a dibs just a way of the first person opening a "For Sale" post to stake their claim over that of any other interested party. This just giving them more time to contemplate whether they really want the item, at the expense of any other potential buyers? Maybe we need a way of penalising all the "dibbers" who continually renege on deals. Mods could accumulate data from sellers on the board. You get a "buyer's score", positive or negative, at least the seller has a better idea if he/she is dealing with genuine potential buyers or just a tyre kicker so to speak.