You're avoiding the issue, you want to see people lose their jobs because of your narrow minded opinions, that's my point. People who use a high street estate agent do so through choice. They are fully aware of the fee's involved before they sign up. No one is holding a gun to their heads.
1) I didn't post the deal 2) My experience of estate agents is poor, as are everyone else I have ever discussed estate agents with. They have cost me thousands of pounds due to their incompetence. I have every right to my opinion and thoughts on the future on a public forum. If you are going to get upset and judge me then I suggest the internet isn't for you. 3) I never claimed to be an expert, you don't need to be an expert to have an opinion on something Are you an estate agent yourself? You seem to get things very mixed up and can't stick to the facts ;)
I've changed a lot of light bulbs, that doesn't make me an expert electrician. Lets not lose sight of the fact that you posted a "deal" that has gone very cold. Seems not many people agree with you. I havn't made anything up nor do I have to prove anything to you. I'll just reiterate the fact that you stated you would like to see a lot of hard working people to lose their jobs. That alone is enough for anyone to conclude what kind of person you are.
Stating that I "don't know anything" repeatedly doesn't help you win the argument. I have sold a number of houses and am very familiar with the process, the benefits and down sides of both the internet and high street estate agents. I don't work in the industry but that doesn't stop me from having experience nor an opinion. It seems you are emotionally involved in this so you can't consider another point of view nor can you be civil, nor can you back up any of the facts you have made up (99% of the time a high street estate agent will get you more than an online estate agent). I'll stick with the online estate agent and will encourage others to do so as well ;)
Again, proving you have no idea. This company has been running a very, very long time. And you'll find the pictures are taken by a proffesional photography. You also forgot to mention all the marketing on a local scale, ie canvassing ect. Not to mention the mile long list of clients/investors who are contacted and invited to an open house to potentially start a bidding war before the property even hits rightmove and Zoopla. And there's also the bonus of having a RICS qualified agent giving a proper valuation, not some school leaver or part time office worker purely looking at what other properties in the area sold for. As I've said, you don't know anything about the industry.