I would like to add just one additional point:
None of this had to happen. Another user was basically in the same situation but he PMed me privately and apologized and asked some questions about setting up a post in Classifieds. I told him it was no problem and we had a nice little email thread. He still has a solid reputation, is actively posting in this forum and no negative spats attached to his profile. I wish Franky would have responded in a similar manner and hope others learn from this situation.