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Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 14, 2019 08:24AM

Just noticed that CL has eliminated the option of "Search nearby places".
The only let you extend your search up to 200 miles.
I used to be able to search CL from Northern BC to Southern Oregon.
Now the only way to make sure that LOTS of people see your ad, is to PAY to have it posted in MANY different areas.

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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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non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: corvairproject ()
Date: May 14, 2019 08:58AM

The automotive classifieds have become more fragmented and Craigslist is shooting themselves in the foot with these recent changes.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/14/2019 08:59AM by corvairproject.

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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: billh1963 ()
Date: May 14, 2019 09:27AM

corvairproject Wrote:
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> The automotive classifieds have become more fragmented and Craigslist is shooting themselves in the foot with these recent changes.

The number of postings seems to be increasing every day. People may be getting used to the idea of paying to list their cars. Time will tell

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1964 Monza Spyder
1964 Monza Coupe
1965 Canadian Monza 140 (Corsa Clone)
1965 Corsa 140
1969 Monza 110-PG
Right in the middle of South Carolina

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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: 66Monza140 ()
Date: May 14, 2019 09:46AM

I've listed on C/L for years.
It had gotten so bad I was reluctant to put any more ads up, constantly getting " is it still available? What's your lowest $$??" within minutes of placing the ad. 90% of them scammers.
I placed a new ad last night for a car (Rav4) and I currently have 8 valid people with phone contact info interested in the car, and not one scam reply yet.
Gotta pay to play, works for me.
If not getting something for free keeps you from selling your stuff, find another venue.

"Give'r hell 'til you see God, then back'er down a notch"

'66 Monza 140 4 sp w/A/C...
Western VT

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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 14, 2019 12:40PM

Great news!

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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: May 14, 2019 01:13PM

I just read this post, then went to craigslist and was able to look in "Nearby" area's. Maybe they are only doing it in some areas at the moment?

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: May 14, 2019 01:14PM

Same here. Nearby areas came up automatically...

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

'Ms Penny'
!967.. 4th body
8th off the line

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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 14, 2019 01:18PM

Caraholic4life said,
"I just read this post, then went to craigslist and was able to look in "Nearby" area's. Maybe they are only doing it in some areas at the moment?"


Maybe.
In the top left corner are the little option boxes.
There are only these four right now.


search titles only
has image
posted today
bundle duplicates

At the bottom of the list, the 5th one used to be there was,
"search nearby"
or something like that.
It is gone 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
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry



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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: May 14, 2019 01:31PM

Mine still has include NEAR BY areas...
Not much listed at the moment...

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

'Ms Penny'
!967.. 4th body
8th off the line

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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: May 14, 2019 01:35PM

As of thirty seconds ago, my options in the top left corner are as follows:

search titles only
has image
posted today
bundle duplicates
include nearby areas

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 14, 2019 03:05PM

Hmmm.
That is weird!
Mine is STILL missing the last option.
It only has that,
"Miles from zip"
thing and it only allows you to go up to 200 miles from your zip.
Like I said earlier, I used to be able to do a single search from Northern BC all the way down to Medford Oregon, and over to Idaho.
I even knew when Cody Hurley was posting on CL! grinning smiley

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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
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: May 14, 2019 04:25PM

American Mel Wrote:
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> Hmmm.
> That is weird!
> Mine is STILL missing the last option.

Did you happen to notice my "Favorites" toolbar....it's got a lot of Corvair content.grinning smiley

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: Johnnya101 ()
Date: May 14, 2019 04:52PM

I did manage to sell a car recently off CL, but MAN it is DEAD and very hard to do so. I dont even think people browse there as much now. Amazing how many less listings there are. Only plus is no competition, but that brought less customers...

(Observations from where I am)

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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: May 14, 2019 05:03PM

I have noticed about a 99% reduction in scammers. They could have just shut it down and totally eliminated the fraud.

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

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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: irvan ()
Date: May 14, 2019 05:20PM

It is dead but getting better every week, $5,00 for a 30 day ad that reaches people everywhere is pretty darn cheap, remember when you paid $15.00 for a one day Sunday ad in your local newspaper?

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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 14, 2019 08:44PM

Interesting thing.
Someone PM'ed me and suggested that I reload the page.
I had done that multiple times already with no changes.
BUT, I did check my currently open(like always stays open) CL page on my computer.
It has ALL option boxes on it.
I am on my home computer.
When I posted this thread, I was on my computer at work!
What is the difference?
My home computer is open to CL, BELLINGHAM.
My computer at work is open to CL, SEATTLE ! ! !
So, I just clicked on Seattle, and BINGO!
The 5th option(include nearby areas) instantly disappeared ! ! !
When I returned to CL, Bellingham, it re-appears.
Who knows why, but it seems to be something connected to CL, Seattle.
? ? ?

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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
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 16, 2019 08:44PM

HMMMmmmmm.
The plot thickens.
Had to reload my CL page because the browser updated.
Now my "include nearby areas" list is only 13 towns long.
It used to be around 20 or more!

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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
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: Richard ()
Date: May 16, 2019 10:17PM

Look at your Craigslist Header. It has (CL) and 3 Drop Down Boxes.

(CL) [Bellingham] [For Sale ] [All }

If you change the [Bellingham] to Seattle, you will get 4 Drop Down Boxes.

What you select for these Drop Down Boxes will determine the number of boxes and what you select in those boxes can make many changes in the left column.

It has always been that way.

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Re: Looks to me like, CL is going for the $$$, not reducing spam
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 16, 2019 10:38PM

Yes, THAT part has always been that way.
BUT, the results have changed.
I have done NOTHING different than I do/have done, EVERYDAY for a couple years now, but what is available to see, is diminished.

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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
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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