dealers ruining craigslist - S-10 Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 16 Old 08-28-2008, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
no more S10
 
NCarolina910's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: North Carolina
Age: 29
Posts: 17,422

User is: NCarolina910 is offline
Send a message via AIM to NCarolina910
dealers ruining craigslist

Is it just me or do others feel that used car dealers are ruining Craigslist by littering the "cars & trucks for sale" section with garbage?

It's my opinion tat used car dealers are making it increasingly difficult for individual sellers to post their vehicles for sale on Craigslist. At the same time, for those other individuals who are attempting to use Craigslist to search for a decently priced used car, the ads by dealers create a mess that potential car buyers must sift through in order to find a car whose owner actually knows the history of the vehicle and is not (always) attempting to rape someone with their asking price.

I have considered e-mailing Criagslist with my gripe, but feel that as an individual it would not go far and would do very little more than waste the time it would take me to write such an e-mail.


Bryan
1964 Impala 333cid 4-speed | 1992 S10 4x4 4.3L | 2002 Impala 3.4L
NCarolina910 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 Old 08-28-2008, 08:06 PM
Registered User
 
TOMMYGUNZZSS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Winthrop Harbor, IL
Age: 33
Posts: 960

User is: TOMMYGUNZZSS is offline
Re: dealers ruining craigslist

Isn't craigslist kept free by sponsers in different sections like autos and jobs? I could be wrong but I thought that was one of the things that kept it free for everyone.

black step side w/shavers, retro 3d's, 20 inch panthers, k&n intake, flowmaster dual exit, halos and diamond clears, 2 12inch l7's, painted interior, need to find someone who can weld, willing to buy beer!!

04 white Avalanche Z71 leathered out and stock, needs caddi handles, paint matched flares and bumper cap, pipes, and Dueces
TOMMYGUNZZSS is offline  
post #3 of 16 Old 08-28-2008, 10:40 PM
kick his ass seabass
 
BlkBlzr01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: 34.69N,-77.98W (Elev. 42ft)
Age: 30
Posts: 3,097

User is: BlkBlzr01 is offline
Re: dealers ruining craigslist

i hate that shit too. it pissed me off today as a matter of fact.
BlkBlzr01 is offline  
post #4 of 16 Old 08-28-2008, 10:46 PM
Registered User
 
blazed88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Marietta, Ga
Age: 35
Posts: 2,206

User is: blazed88 is offline
Re: dealers ruining craigslist

well you can filter them out by selecting autos by owner, or dealer, or even both. but there is some filtering in place
blazed88 is offline  
post #5 of 16 Old 08-28-2008, 10:48 PM
where's my chippy?
 
lee-mill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: staatsburg, ny
Age: 26
Posts: 8,077

User is: lee-mill is offline
Send a message via AIM to lee-mill
Re: dealers ruining craigslist

yea even tho they pay for the site i dislike them a lot

lee

95 subaru svx
lee-mill is offline  
post #6 of 16 Old 08-28-2008, 10:50 PM
resU deretsigeR
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kaukauna, WI
Age: 26
Posts: 1,725

User is: Planert_nci is offline
Send a message via AIM to Planert_nci Send a message via Yahoo to Planert_nci
Re: dealers ruining craigslist

its kept alive by charging for job posts in larger city's I thought.

1995 S10 Blazer 4 Door 4.3 Auto 4wd *Current toy*
1991 S-10 Pickup V8 5-speed 2wd *Dead*
1992 S-10 Blazer 4 Door 4.3 Auto 4wd *Sold*
2004 Polaris Sportsman 700 V-twin EFI AWD ATV *Rockin the Shit out of*
Planert_nci is offline  
post #7 of 16 Old 08-28-2008, 10:51 PM
1st Gen Crew Cab Cult
 
layNrkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Mesa AZ
Age: 30
Posts: 3,816

User is: layNrkr is offline
Send a message via Yahoo to layNrkr
Re: dealers ruining craigslist

even in auto parts business owners tryin 2 sell crap

2000 Acura TL Hydroholics 2/6
73 Datsun 620
92 S10 crew cab
layNrkr is offline  
post #8 of 16 Old 08-29-2008, 12:07 AM
is a fungineer
 
ka_jd7and1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Age: 30
Posts: 6,109

User is: ka_jd7and1 is offline
Send a message via AIM to ka_jd7and1
Re: dealers ruining craigslist

Try to look in the real estate section, I had stuff from Texas, Ohio, Kentucky.... and I'm in California.

Or the personals section, haha, it's all spam there too.



Vehicles may be subject to change......

2003 S10, 2.2 auto- the daily driver, currently with a 2"/2" drop and some minor engine bolt-ons BLOWN UP, looking for a motor (PM me)

1968 Chevy C10 longbed, currently undergoing a heart transplant- 3/5 drop, the new tow pig/cruiser/project
ka_jd7and1 is offline  
post #9 of 16 Old 08-29-2008, 12:08 AM
1st Gen Crew Cab Cult
 
layNrkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Mesa AZ
Age: 30
Posts: 3,816

User is: layNrkr is offline
Send a message via Yahoo to layNrkr
Re: dealers ruining craigslist

well i was gunna post some property in Ca and im in AZ

2000 Acura TL Hydroholics 2/6
73 Datsun 620
92 S10 crew cab
layNrkr is offline  
post #10 of 16 Old 08-29-2008, 12:09 AM
Registered User
 
blazed88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Marietta, Ga
Age: 35
Posts: 2,206

User is: blazed88 is offline
Re: dealers ruining craigslist

Quote:
Originally Posted by ka_jd7and1 View Post
the personals section, haha, it's all spam there too.
word. that section has went down hill. i use to look at that and see if i knew anyone of the females but its all spam now
blazed88 is offline  
post #11 of 16 Old 08-29-2008, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
no more S10
 
NCarolina910's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: North Carolina
Age: 29
Posts: 17,422

User is: NCarolina910 is offline
Send a message via AIM to NCarolina910
Re: dealers ruining craigslist

Glad to hear I'm not the only one. I'm scared Craigslist is going downhill. When it was first getting popular about a year or so ago before everyone and their brother, sister, father, and monther knew about it it was amazing. Still si good, but not *as* good IMHO. Now I'm scared the "cars & trucks for sale" section is gonna get like AutoTrader. That's another prime example of something used car dealers ruined.


Bryan
1964 Impala 333cid 4-speed | 1992 S10 4x4 4.3L | 2002 Impala 3.4L
NCarolina910 is offline  
post #12 of 16 Old 08-29-2008, 01:27 AM
Mr. Sparkle
 
Onimun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 10,049

User is: Onimun is offline
Re: dealers ruining craigslist

haha! I was just thinking about this. Yeah its pretty stupid. Also people posting totally irrelevant things in different sections. Like Blenders in auto parts...
Onimun is offline  
post #13 of 16 Old 08-29-2008, 05:36 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Age: 25
Posts: 45

User is: St3p_siD3 is offline
Re: dealers ruining craigslist

yea dealers are ruining it, im always on craigslist looking to buy cars ..the problem with the filter is if you search for just owners some post by owners dont come up because not all are marked, and like 3 or 4 numbers i called this week were dealers saying they were owners
St3p_siD3 is offline  
post #14 of 16 Old 08-29-2008, 08:31 AM
Sneaky White Person
 
xJuice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: TX
Age: 33
Posts: 9,766

User is: xJuice is offline
Re: dealers ruining craigslist

i sold my truck the day i put it up for sale on there.... people didn't seem to have an issue finding it

~JOSH~

The last time I had this much fun, I was driving the banana. Of course, back in my day we called it denting the bacon.
xJuice is offline  
post #15 of 16 Old 08-29-2008, 08:37 AM
Banned
 
rmoore911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: chillin' with uncle ruckus, no relation. . .
Age: 38
Posts: 7,398

User is: rmoore911 is offline
Re: dealers ruining craigslist

if craigslist is still free, then i say quit your bitching. . .
rmoore911 is offline  
post #16 of 16 Old 08-29-2008, 12:10 PM
.
 
96blazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: ?
Posts: 32,819

User is: 96blazer is offline
Re: dealers ruining craigslist

It's no different than the auto traders, local classified, etc......
96blazer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the S-10 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.


Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome