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Old 12-05-2013, 03:34 PM
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Finally, Craigslist starts charging dealers for listing.

No longer can dealers use services to spam up craigslist with 20 pages of garbage a day. $5 per listing flat rate. Now the dealer section has less listings than by owner. You can actually find a car you're looking for, and list without being thrown into purgatory within an hour.

FINALLY!!! I was reluctantly listing by owner because I could not keep up with the automatic services dealers use to spam their cars every day....Putting alot of those companies out of business.

I am very happy to pay for this. I just hope that in time people will look in both the by owner and dealer section.

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Old 12-05-2013, 04:45 PM
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How does that fee compare to other venues?

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Old 12-05-2013, 05:01 PM
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Last time I used autotrader.com, it was more than $30 for a listing.

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Old 12-05-2013, 05:03 PM
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Catch-all email addresses are really easy to set up. Who wants to bet that cheapskate dealers will just crap up the "by-owner" section now using 10 different email addys.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:40 PM
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Catch-all email addresses are really easy to set up. Who wants to bet that cheapskate dealers will just crap up the "by-owner" section now using 10 different email addys.
They already do it.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:06 PM
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Glad to hear this. Excluding dealer car ads from CL searches makes all the difference.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:09 PM
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now i wish they would limit the amount of ads you can post to say 20 a day.there is an antique store close to me that yesterday had well over 100 ads all in a row,took over 2 full pages.they could have grouped their junk to say 5 pieces per ad but no they have to do one at a time.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:11 PM
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They do limit/prohibit spam of the type you mentioned. As with all limits, there are ways around them.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:56 PM
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They already do it.
Correct.

I've always thought that craigslist would meet with a bad ending someday, what with all the commercial enterprises on it. Maybe charging fees will clean-up the scum there.

I doubt it though....
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:04 PM
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now i wish they would limit the amount of ads you can post to say 20 a day.there is an antique store close to me that yesterday had well over 100 ads all in a row,took over 2 full pages.they could have grouped their junk to say 5 pieces per ad but no they have to do one at a time.
That crap pisses me off. I try and post a single add for wheels I'm selling and I get ghosted yet these jokers don't.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:04 AM
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They do limit/prohibit spam of the type you mentioned. As with all limits, there are ways around them.
yeah right!and i have a some ocean front property i'll sell ya in arizona!believe me they ain't trying to get around anything,they post their address on every ad.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:21 AM
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I think it's time another 'craigslist' takes the place of the current sellout craigslist.

I thought the original rules of cl were not to have any commercial businesses spamming with their stuff they were selling as purely a business enterprise.

It's a hodgepodge of commercial enterprise cr A p as it is now. Charging the businesses will only drive them further into the free ads used by the non-commercial ads, further spamming up the non-commercial user's ads.

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