Still seems fairly active to me.
Nowt wrong with haggling, either buyign or selling, but no point spoiling a sale. If I'm selling, i obviously want as much as possible, so will optimisitcally over-price and expect to haggle, likewise if I'm buying I'll probably offer under the asking price and expect to be negotiated up.
Email contact is preferred to sort out the sale, but open questions, and a courtesy "ygm" to show interest are expected to go on the forum to share with others.
What bugs me is the definition of "clearout", huge or otherwise. 4 items of little value is NOT a clearout, unless its what left after your 30+ item garage sale.