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Old 03-08-2019, 03:50 PM   #1
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Nationwide Craigslist Search

Someone posted recently how they have an app or some way to search nationwide for an item on CL, anyone know how to do this?
Can a non smart ass tell me how?
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Old 03-08-2019, 04:17 PM   #2
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Yes....that's how I found my bus. Great resource.
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Old 03-08-2019, 05:05 PM   #3
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Try this:
https://www.searchtempest.com/


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Old 03-08-2019, 05:07 PM   #4
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There are a few others, but I think the results are not accurate and outdated usually. I've had the least problems with tempest. Sort by region, type in keywords/zip/distance and it should work well.
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There are a few others, but I think the results are not accurate and outdated usually. I've had the least problems with tempest. Sort by region, type in keywords/zip/distance and it should work well.
I am wrong thinking you can search the item name and it lists all that are listed in the country?
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Old 03-08-2019, 05:15 PM   #6
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I've used one like that, but I believe it always spit out expired listings etc. so I moved on. In using tempest, you have to select the region/state on the results and it opens another tab of Craigslist. Also, scrolling down past your CL results shows eBay.
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Old 03-08-2019, 05:16 PM   #7
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Google allofcraigslist to get a few more if you want to experiment.
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Old 03-08-2019, 05:29 PM   #8
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I've used one like that, but I believe it always spit out expired listings etc. so I moved on. In using tempest, you have to select the region/state on the results and it opens another tab of Craigslist. Also, scrolling down past your CL results shows eBay.
How would that be different than me just going to, say, Portland CL and looking?
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Old 03-08-2019, 05:38 PM   #9
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I typically group by area not state. I haven't used stock CL in awhile, but didn't think that was possible. It seems less time-consuming with different region CL's listed and you just click once. If you want maximum convenience, try one that focuses only on CL. Just be wary of the results on some.
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:48 PM   #10
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Another option is to use google, but target the search only to craigslist.

example, if I was looking for "school bus" I would type the following into the google search bar:

school bus site:craigslist.org

that will return results containing the keyword "school bus" from all cl sites nationwide.

The same is true with any site, I use it all the time to search skoolie.net and it works great, just today i used it to search for info on the Cummins NHH 220 and got exactly what I was looking for.

Cummins NHH 220 pancake site:skoolie.net
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