What's the difference between the Classified Ads and the news and for-sale lists?

See the table below for the differences between the Classified Ads and the mailing lists, such as news and for-sale

  Classified Ads  news & for-sale lists 
Goes to people's email No (unless a person has signed up for the Classified Ads digest) Yes, to all list members
Listed on the Boreal home page Yes, for 48 hours after the ad is placed No
Boreal members can browse ads on the Boreal website Yes, using the Classified Ads link Yes, using the Mail List Archives link
Non-Boreal members can see the ad Yes No
Can include a photo with the ad Yes No
Can use special formatting, like special fonts, bold text and color Yes  No
Only Boreal members may post ads Yes Yes
You must subscribe to the list to post an ad No - all Boreal members may post ads Yes - only list members may post items to a list
How to post an ad Via a form on the Boreal website Via email, or using a form on the Boreal website