At a time when folks need to make money, I find it hard to believe that no one is officially selling for other folks to help BOTH make ends meet.
Yes, we are classified as one but we do not take new business and I don't know who to refer to anymore. We remain a TA to start conversations about classes and on the rare occasion, take on a collection or large ticket item, but we have had to turn down record collections, 2,000+- matchbox cars, electronics, commercial speaker systems, etc.
Don't get me wrong, it is work to research, manage, list, & ship items, but it is not rocket science. It requires ethics, time and organization, but ..... it could earn real money!
If you are selling for others and not listed as a TA on eBay, why not? It is free advertisement and adds validity. Maybe it is the same reason we do not actively look for consignment items, you are too busy already.
But no one listed for Shelbyville, Manchester or Tullahoma? It is not because EVERYONE is listing their own because I only counted 40+- in the county last time I checked. Sounds like an opportunity for someone.