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OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: corvairproject ()
Date: April 12, 2019 02:03PM

Craiglist to end free car listings

Will you pay $5 to list a car on Craigslist? Probably not. Especially when you can list it for free on Facebook, LetGo, OfferUp, etc...

In my opinion, this will only make it hard to find something for sale as you will need to search more sites to find stuff.

-Eric

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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: Kyle_in_Mich ()
Date: April 12, 2019 03:22PM

I really prefer Craigslist over Facebook marketplace.

I will pay the $5, happily. I hope it cuts down on the scam posts and the riff-raff of the vehicle that gets posted 80 times a week. Maybe it will make shopping there a bit like the old days. I think it will limit the number of cheap cars there though

CORSA Member
Traverse City,MI
Daily driver- Bicycle
Fun driver/project- 65 Corsa 140/4 speed

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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: April 12, 2019 03:39PM

I think it will kill the market on CL.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 12, 2019 04:10PM

I think Joel is right on.

The market will determine.

What will take the place of C/L.

letgo and offerup seem stupid to me.

Will this slow down our Corvair addiction?

NOT!!!


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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/12/2019 04:11PM by Phil Dally.

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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: April 12, 2019 08:52PM

Won't stop the addiction, but it WILL stop me from posting any ads.

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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 12, 2019 09:26PM

Mel didn't think you ever sold cars???





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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: April 12, 2019 09:28PM

Sure I do.
Just not Corvairs. grinning smiley

Got a boat shipwreck listed right now.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver

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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: Goop Of Oil ()
Date: April 12, 2019 10:53PM

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American Mel Wrote:
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> Sure I do.
> Just not Corvairs. grinning smiley
>
> Got a boat shipwreck listed right now.

Does the description say; "Ran before it sank?" grinning smiley

Mark Holmlund

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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: Bruins_Fan ()
Date: April 13, 2019 07:20AM

SO MANY scams on CL. The other day saw a large Snap-on tool box with hutch, full of tools (LOL!) listed for $1,600. Yeah, okay!eye popping smiley

1966 Monza Convertible 110 PG
North Shore, MA

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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: tboltkc ()
Date: April 13, 2019 07:51AM

Dealers already pay for ads on Craigslist, that's why so many dealers list in the private party section.

I might pay because 1) I hate FB Marketplace (and FB in general) and 2) Almost everything I post on CL sells in a couple days.

-Travis


'65 Corsa; '63 Convertible; '62 Wagon; '65 4 Door
Heart of America Corvair Owners Assocation (Kansas City, MO)

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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: corvairproject ()
Date: April 13, 2019 10:45AM

tboltkc Wrote:
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2) Almost everything I post on CL sells in a couple days.

My fear is that fewer listings on CL will lead to fewer eyeballs and make it harder to sell things. Of course, we are only talking about vehicle listings - so maybe this won't be such an impact.

Or maybe Craigslist will see a deluge of "parts cars" in the auto parts section.

-Eric

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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: tboltkc ()
Date: April 13, 2019 10:56AM

corvairproject Wrote:
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> My fear is that fewer listings on CL will lead to
> fewer eyeballs and make it harder to sell things.
> Of course, we are only talking about vehicle

I do agree that could be a problem. Which as a buyer bums me out but if there is less stuff on Craigslist, maybe I'll get more stuff done in the real world. I waste a lot of time on there...

-Travis


'65 Corsa; '63 Convertible; '62 Wagon; '65 4 Door
Heart of America Corvair Owners Assocation (Kansas City, MO)

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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 13, 2019 04:19PM

We always have Corvair Center and we know it works to sell stuff.

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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: April 13, 2019 06:50PM

Goop Of Oil Wrote:
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> American Mel Wrote:
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> > Sure I do.
> > Just not Corvairs. grinning smiley
> >
> > Got a boat shipwreck listed right now.
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> Does the description say; "Ran before it sank?" grinning smiley


No, it says "FREE Chrysler 440! Must take boat with it."
It didn't sink, it had a tree fall on it.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver

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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: dogmad7 ()
Date: April 14, 2019 03:50AM

Gladly. May stop a lot of the junk, scam, stupid listings one has to wade through.

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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 14, 2019 10:11AM

It doesn't cost to Reply to an AD, does it!! GG





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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 19, 2019 03:47PM

Ever since C/L started charging on Monday.

The corvairproject daily update has been.

More that just lacking on cars for sale.

One day this week only had two ads.

Apparently we are cheapskates.

Still plenty of ads for parts.

Thank you corvairproject!

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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: Skizz ()
Date: April 20, 2019 05:19AM

Geez, its only 5 bucks!

64 Monza Vert
64 Spyder Vert
2002 Chev 1500
1996 Impalla SS
Eastern NC

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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: April 20, 2019 09:38AM

Goop Of Oil Wrote:
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> American Mel Wrote:
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> > Sure I do.
> > Just not Corvairs. grinning smiley
> >
> > Got a boat shipwreck listed right now.
>
> Does the description say; "Ran before it sank?" grinning smiley


No, it says "FREE Chrysler 440! Must take boat with it."
It didn't sink, it had a tree fall on it.

Mel, it must have been a cypress, as I don't know of any other tree that grows in standing water. grinning smiley Either that, or you must have been going real fast to have run it aground that far inland. eye popping smiley

-Mark

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Re: OT: Craigslist to start charging for vehicle listings
Posted by: Monza109 ()
Date: April 20, 2019 09:44AM

I'm not surprised since the vast majority of the Corvairs I see on CL are parts cars with some BS story about how they are restorable.

"ran when parked" = needs everything.
"barn find" = get it removed from the property and pay us to do it.
"Needs carbs adjusted" = engine rebuild.
"have too many projects" = realized it will cost 3X it's value to fix.


Most wouldn't even be worth paying to advertise in my opinion.

Not too mention all the nearly meaningless ads that have nothing to do with a Corvair.



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