That’s a lot of stuff to Archive. It has to use a lot of space. Space cost money. I don’t know how OfferUp does it. When I have to much stuff on my hard drive, I delete it.
OU is monetizing user metadata (what you buy,sell,search, and where/when you use the app). So, it's to their best interest to maintain all user data.
On the grand scheme of things, Amazon AWS is very affordable and more cost effective than buying/maintaning their own servers/storage costs, as most large companies save at least 50% over a 3yr span. OU does not care about the storage space/amount of data (ie...your images) that is stored on Amazon's servers...even Netflix uses AWS.
I would like customer service to be added and a section of the forum devoted to customer service resolutions. Currently the forum is almost an afterthought with only one admin. Although we all know MJ does her best as one person, customer service is definitely not her actual full-time job at offerup.
This is offerups #1 flaw and will eventually be its demise.