I agree that a revival/saving should be in order. But I almost feel like we need to focus on advertising more than quantity of lowballs. People won't want to have more lowballs if there are only 8 people in this sub now that are placing bids. If more people on CAG were aware of the sub, then there'd be more people will be willing to put their stuff up.
I was planning on having on before I moved but I unfortunately had to have a sudden move much earlier than I planned. I had a ton of stuff I wanted to put up here but it all ended up at the Good Will (which is good for them, I guess).
It's all about getting the word out, firstly, and secondly, it's about quality. I have seen too many lowballs with two old bargain bin Wii games and a bunch of assorted bits and pieces of gaming related things.
I think if quite a few lowballs were up and running with good, quality stuff (those bargain bin Wii games and bits and pieces mentioned above are GREAT as long as they are complimentary to something and not the main attraction) and the people holding them kept their regular trade lists bumped directing people here, made blog posts or, heck, even tossed it up on social media, I think things would get better.
You can't just hold a lowball and hope people show up.
If you open a dollar store with no advertising, a few people will swing by and there is your business.
If you open a dollar store and spend a bunch of time and money on advertising, you will get more customers, but it's still JUST A DOLLAR STORE! Good luck turning a profit.
You need to open a specialty store with specialty items and get it marketed to the right group of people.
Then, you will have yourself a successful venture.