The rules are there to help weed out the scam artists. Most are fly by night and disappear quickly. I am not changing the rules, so far they are working. I only know of one person that seemed to give this tread a try. People get reputations quick and usually other people will alert sellers or thread admins to avoid them.
BTW most people are selling eggs they already have. Hard to predict how many you will get. As soon as you put up a pre-sell of eggs they will stop laying and you can't fill the order. BYC also does not allow pre-sells... if I am wrong someone let me know.
it's number 12 in the list of rules......
12.Presales/preorders are only allowed to be posted by Platinum Poultry Members. (The only exception is hatching eggs. Sales may be done no longer than a week in advance to allow the seller to collect eggs)