craigslist SUCKS!

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  1. 007
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    I'm to the point where I will no longer post a damn thing on craigslist. I've recently decided to sell the Harley, so I wrote up an ad describing the bike, posted a bunch of pictures using flikr, and I'll be damned if 15 minutes after I posted it, I got a notice that it had been flagged and removed. WHA...?! So, I posted it again. Again it was flagged and removed. Now... according to craigslists terms, there was absolutely no reason what so ever for that ad to have been pulled. What happens on craigslist is, someone trying to sell something that would be competing with something you're selling, they'll flag your ad out of pure vindictiveness, just because they don't want people to see your ad. And what does craigslist do, they take down your ad. The place sucks to high heaven.
     
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    I just sold my PS3 and my old computer on there. It sucks when people act like twats. Find the competing ad and flag it. :)
     
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    That stinks. Can you contact the managers of Craiglist and issue a complaint? You can make your own stink about it and keep emailing/contacting them until you get a satisfactory answer. The people who receive the flag notices should be able to see a pattern unless their either too foolish or lazy to notice. Too bad a few bad apples have to spoil the fun. I see it as an abuse of a very good system.
     
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    I sold my old Zenith 26" television on there. I fucking love me some Craig's list. The best part is the inadvertent humor of the personals ads.
     
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    It probably won't do any good to complain. It's easier and safer for CL to just remove the ad rather than face whatever potential liability it is flagged for. There probably isn't even a real person involved in the process.

    There's another service called backpage.com that is just like CL but not as big. I think they even use the same software, or maybe they just wanted it to look similar. You might try putting your ad there if they have it for your area.
     
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    Hey you are better off putting an ad in the local paper trust me. We put our 2003 SVT Cobra on that site and all we got was those scam people.

    It will sell, might take a little time but the best time to sell a convertible, bike, or boat is when the weather is warmer. Good Luck
     
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    If it's a competitor that's doing it it's probably someone in your general vicinity. Try and figure out who it is, and then contact them about their item and set up a time to go look at it.

    You can use your imagination on what to do after you meet face to face :lol:
     
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    You sound like my oldest brother. I don't think anyone ever did anything to him that didn't get an ass kicking for their trouble.
     
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    Ain't NOBODY above an ass whoopin.
     
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    That's what I was thinking too, that there isn't even a person ivolved in the process. Because if there was they'd have seen that my ad was completely above board and within all their stinking rules. And then I thought that it might have even been the vindictive little rice burner riders that hate the Harleys flagging it. Hell it could have been anybody. Some jealous person that wants a Harley but can't afford it. Anyway... fuck craigslist.

    I checked out that backpage.com Amanda, and they do have it for Madison, Wisconsin. That's about sixty miles from me, but close enough. But now after I've thought about it, I'm not sure I want to sell it. I mean I helped get this Harley off the truck, I uncrated it, I PDI'd it, I was the first person to fire it up and ride it. I've had it for over three years now, and it's like a kid. The thought of selling it was more unsettling than I thought it was going to be.
     
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