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Old 04-10-2019, 08:32 PM   #1
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Craigs List Now Charging For Classifieds

Starting on Monday CL will start charging $5 to list sales of cars and trucks.
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:17 PM   #2
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If it ends all the spamming and repeating ads I'd gladly pay $5 for listing the occasional vehicle.
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Craigslist is losing its relevance, and this is likely a last minute money grab. It might reduce spam posts, well Facebook Marketplace reduces spam posts by associating ads with user accounts... And you can pay for things directly through Facebook marketplace too.
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Where are you getting this information?
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Where are you getting this information?
It popped up on the screen when I was posting a new listing.
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Interesting. I know it'll cut down on listings for sure. I was planning on listing a car sometime next month and now I'll have to re evaluate how to do so. I like the anonymity that CL offered me vs FB marketplaces

Also I know from experience small time dealers and flippers have been abusing the 'by owner' section to avoid the fee on the dealer side for a long time.
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:06 PM   #7
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If it ends all the spamming and repeating ads I'd gladly pay $5 for listing the occasional vehicle.

As long as the listing duration is reasonable, I'd give them the $5. Not having to sift through junk and spam postings would save me more then $5 in time.
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Last time I posted a job on CL they charged me $30 or $35 to post it and it was good for up to 45 days I think. it ended up not being worth the money but that's a different story I suppose.
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Last time I posted a job on CL they charged me $30 or $35 to post it and it was good for up to 45 days I think. it ended up not being worth the money but that's a different story I suppose.

$35 would have me thinking twice about it for sure.
$5 to me is a no-brainer. (Though I could argue that it should be only $2 or $3.)
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Right, once the barrier of entry goes from nothing to something, the scam posts will basically stop. Heck, make it 50 cents, just above the fees they pay to process a credit card payment, and everybody is happy. $5 was chosen to make money.
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