Craigslist rant

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Robin'sBrood, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    [​IMG] So I spend a good half hour creating a for sale post for a gaming seat and racing wheel and within 15 minutes of it going on Craigslist it DISAPPEARS! [​IMG] Why would anyone flag something like that? Why else would it disappear? [​IMG]
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I have yet to see where the pro's of CL outweigh the cons.
    After posting 1 thing for sale, my inbox was inundated with scams for weeks.

    Never again.

  3. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I hate Craigslist now, I really do. It used to be a good place, before all the crazies found out about it.
  4. Widget

    Widget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
    Limington, Maine
    I've always had good luck with it. Have found several free chickens that people no longer wanted. Sold a saddle to someone in California. Still have one saddle listed but no spam. And found a really good car mechanic plus a great part time job for the winter as a de-icer of planes at out local airport.
  5. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    I cant get any photos to ever load. Even DH tried and no luck. Oh well.
  6. Raen

    Raen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2010
    I think it must be regional. I'm also in Maine, and I use CL all the time and never have spam or stupid people bugging me. CL in New England is pretty awesome.
  7. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Was it in the right category?

    Could also be that you had a "competitor" out there with similar things for sale. People will often flag just so that their item stays up & yours disappears...more attention to what they have for sale that way.

    Not ethical, but they do it.
  8. lorrir

    lorrir Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2009
    Upstate SC
    Always set up a dummy email account for use with CL. Never use your real name and never post your phone number. I sell cars on CL and we get alot of traffic and a huge amount of spam.
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Yep, this.
  10. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    I have used CL and not had a problem. There must be a reason. Choose your words carefully and never address wiseguys in your posting.
    As for scams.
    NEVER, NEVER ,NEVER respond to a scam no matter how upset you get. Learn to recognize them and yes a private acct just for CL is a wise thing.

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