New pilots don't recognize quality components and don't know other pilots nearby, often spending much more than necessary or waiting days for replacement parts to arrive. Their gear is often underpowered and poor quality.
Existing pilots often spend large amounts of money to keep flying and gear current. Spare gear rapidly depreciates in value with rapid evolutions within the industry. "Bench cleanup" sales clear space to attempt to recapture any residual value.
Most areas don't have a local FPV/RC shop. Replacement parts require a tradeoff between high shipping costs or an expensive inventory, which is liable to become obsolete quickly due to rapid evolutions within the industry. Everyone attempts to stock up on replacement parts to keep flying, but that leads to a large investment of spare parts or a significant amount of downtime as existing gear is unflyable until components arrive.
Some large cities have a local FPV/RC shop, but they operate on razor thin margins and often keep inventory to a minimum to ensure profitability. Larger suppliers even setup box subscription orders to clean out excess stock due to inherent inefficiencies in their supply chain. In the US, 2-3 day free shipping paired with minimum orders, cheap foreign imports and other pressures have pushed smaller shops out of the market. Even large cities, such as Philadelphia, one of the largest cities in the US, has the same problem.
Items fly thousands of miles all over the world when local pilots are often willing to sell the same or similar item potentially cheaper or faster.
Data regarding purchases and your inventory is not shared with Facebook. It does not reside on Facebook Marketplace, etc. It has more privacy built-in than posts and comments than already exists and is limited to the FPV community, unlike anywhere else.
Facebook is only used for login management (storing users and password recovery) as well as providing for a method for you to post your gear and receive comments.
Similar simplified logins will be available for Google, Twitter, etc.
Tools to help automatically keep your inventory current and allow others to bid on the items that you have. Adjust your willingness to sell each item so others may contact you with an offer to buy it.
Each user has a rating to ensure flawless transactions. Why buy from a large distributor when someone you can trust is selling it cheaper or it arrives faster?
Geolocation with a variable radius ensures that your privacy is maintained. Local pilots’ inventories can be reviewed to see if they have what you need.
Purchase the item directly from the distributor if necessary. Coordinate your orders from other suppliers to reduce ordering errors. Rapidly reference technical specs for your favorite items.