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Old 05-16-2016, 03:23 PM
 
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i agree with peregrine. i gave up a long time ago as there were to many flakes. i found it useless 15 years ago
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Old 05-18-2016, 06:25 AM
 
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I really haven't had too many problems with flakes, some of the people were characters but not nutso.

Just picked up an OTA antenna, retail was $110. Got it for $35 new in the box.
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Old 05-20-2016, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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I would rather try my luck on Kijiji.

For Canadians here, that is!
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Old 05-21-2016, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Denver and Boston
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I think it would be better if they charged for ads.

It is still good for listing a rental property. But If they charged a fee to a list a rental property It would cut down on the management companies that have multiple ads and "refreshers" that relist multiple times a day.

It is great for listing free stuff. I moved in December, I had some nice furniture, dressers, a desk, that I was willing to sell really cheap, about $20 each. No takers. As soon as I listed for free the phone rang off the hook.

I am the market to buy a bicycle, annoying how people don't bother listing measurements or any details.

And then there are the people that run CL like a business and list price for top dollar and just refresh their ads forever, cluttering up the site.
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Old 05-21-2016, 01:57 PM
 
Location: On the road
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CL is great, as long as you recognize its limitations and risks.

I just finished moving into a much smaller place, and had a bunch of stuff listed on CL. I priced every thing 25% higher than what I expected to collect.
The flakes were easy to spot, and ignore. I made my total target off about 70% of the stuff in about three weeks. A few people tried to talk me down by half my asking price. That only worked once. I liked the guy.

So, I plan to repost the remaining stuff this week. whatever expires after the second posting will probably be listed as an all or nothing for an easy price, and someone call haul it off to the Flea Market.
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Old 05-21-2016, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I would rather try my luck on Kijiji.

For Canadians here, that is!
Kijiji just never got any traction here.
Even less than BackPage, which was good until it started to specialize in "personal services procurement."

I stick with Craigslist and it works fine.

I think issues with Craigslist spring from a couple of areas.

1. Many people feel vulnerable to strangers. And, that can be wise. In years of CL use, I have only had one experience where I felt sized-up and uncomfortable. Only one, although one is all it takes...

2. Flakes will waste your time. I usually have buyers come to my office, and just set appointments for buyers when I plan to be there. Most show up. Some don't. Either way, my time isn't wasted. If I had to run home from work early regularly to meet no shows, it would be a PITA.

I have sold cars, a storage shed, a set of kitchen cabinets, all sorts of tools, hockey tickets, etc, etc, and have bought enough stuff that Heart Throb would like to suspend my CL privileges.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Florida
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@MikeJaquish, a side question based on your title as a real estate broker, do you work with some property title abstractor/researchers?
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Old 05-25-2016, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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@MikeJaquish, a side question based on your title as a real estate broker, do you work with some property title abstractor/researchers?
That is not a service I require. Attorneys handle title work in NC by law, and with open records I can also help clients see many obvious issues before we get to contract and title search.
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Old 05-25-2016, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I gave up on selling stuff on CL, but I would still consider buying stuff from there. Just have to take all the necessary precautions.
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Old 05-25-2016, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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one thing you should never touch on CL is the personals. Avoid. No matter the gender or what you are looking for.

As for selling stuff and buying stuff, had some luck with that actually. The best buyers or sellers will respond correctly if you ask for a certain word or phrase in their reply subject line. Could be anything. If they can't follow that simple direction, delete it as spam or someone you don't want to enter a transaction with. This filters out a lot of losers.

Earliest things you are taught, or should be taught, as a human, is learn to follow directions.
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