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Old 04-15-2019, 10:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ever see a car for sale, but instead of a price, they just put a dollar sign? Some day I will invest in athletic shoe polish and write a 1 for them.

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Old 04-16-2019, 05:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'll give you a large dollar sign for that car out front.
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Old 04-20-2019, 05:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I think YouTube's latest algorithm just suggests random popular stuff, even though it does not have anything to do with what I was watching.

Apparently this guy buys 2001 Honda EXes for hundreds of dollars and sells them for over a thousand. First a Civic and now this Accord. He just mentioned Craigslist charging $5 and mentioned they charge dealers $8:

He switched to Facebook.
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$5 per car listing, there will hardly be any vehicles on there.
Sorting out the obvious scams was most of the fun and most of the vehicles.
They should charge a $ for everything else.
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Someone pointed out that even if 99% of users leave, they are being paid $5 for 1% as many listings, instead of $0 for 100% as many listings.
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I came across a CL ad requesting to trade a sedan for a truck, preferably 4x4 so they could drive in the mountains. The ad had no punctuation, no capitalization, and no description of the car for trade other than it's a car. There was a single far away photo of it covered in snow.

I replied to the ad in the same way, with no punctuation and no description of the truck I wanted to trade with. He thought it was funny I didn't describe the truck better.
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Someone pointed out that even if 99% of users leave, they are being paid $5 for 1% as many listings, instead of $0 for 100% as many listings.
And if the 99% of the listers that are scammers leave, it will be 100% better for folks looking for cars.
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Old 04-21-2019, 10:37 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Charging $5 to sell a car is really cheap. I sold a vehicle on EBay 5 years ago it was $50. Today Ebay charges $125.

Hopefully this will weed out a lot of the junk that clogs up Craigslist.
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What does eBay give you for $125? I got my Subaru [nightmare] because AutoTrader started charging $25 for listings. Right now they show they show three 1996 - 2000 Civics in the Phoenix area. One has a Kelley ribbon icon claiming that it is a great price. They are asking $2,850 for an autotragic with 155,000 miles.

That is what I paid for my manual HX over five years ago, although it is probably cleaner.

I told Craigslist 1996 - 2000 Civic and got four, but none were that year range, and one was sold.

So delete it?

The good news is that I saw zero ads worth reporting. Each poster identified the year, Craigslist showed me alternate results.

AutoTrader charges [dealers] more than three times as much, but has three sixth-generation Civics, while Craigslist has zero.

Since OfferUp does not have Craigslist search functionality, I just put in 1996 Civic and received eighteen results before I saw duplicates--the same car several times. I did not look further.

The profile picture says "Let me know if interested."

Yes. That is how this works.

I saw a couple of cars that I would consider if I lived in the area and had mine up and running.

Another OfferUp deficiency is that ads never expire. Having them automatically expire after 30 days (like Craigslist) or sending out an e-mail every week asking if it is still for sale and, if so, if they want to adjust the price would be great. Then they can bump the post.

Civics in decent condition seemed to start around $2,000. Why are people charging dealership prices?

Facebook Marketplace has this 2002 HX with a manual transmission and 165,000 miles for $2,225.

Just searching for Civic has all kinds of false results. The descriptions did not have keywords, apparently Facebook just does not care what you want.

Here is a 2002 Civic LX with a manual transmission and 204,000 in the next town for $1,600: https://offerup.com/item/detail/664651254/

The owner mentioned there is one spot where the clear coat is starting to peel, the oil leaks, and the belt squeals on startup.

What makes the belt squeal on startup? I need to fix that on my Accord!

Edit: The belt is OEM and I installed it last year. A month ago the squal was so bad I put LockTight on the fasteners and tightened them. Not enough?

It looks like OfferUp is the best place to buy Civics in the Phoenix area. I would not know about other vehicles in other areas. It just does not have Craigslist's search functionality and ads never expire.

I saw one that was four years old!
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What does eBay give you for $125?...
  • Access to large international network of buyers
  • The option of an auction format
  • A secure way of paying electronically
  • A MUCH better selling experience. No scammers spamming you and no tire kickers that either donít show up or offer 25% of asking price.

I sold 2 motorcycles before my move from Alabama to Oregon.

One sold to a guy in Louisiana. It sold in 7 days for more than I would have asked locally. I had payment in 24 hours. He came and picked up the bike the next weekend.

The other sold to a guy in NYC. It also sold in 7 days for double KBB. I had payment in 24 hours. He arranged for shipment and the truck arrived 3 days after the sale

That is worth with the EBay fee.


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