Do you sell on craigslist? - eBay Suspended & PayPal Limited Forums
eBay Suspension & PayPal Limited Forums  
Join Today
Register Subscribe
     

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


Go Back   Home > General Discussions (Off-Topic) > Everything Else

Everything Else For off-topic conversation. The rules are relaxed in here, but play nice!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-17-2011
MU
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 185
Thanks: 0
Thanked 20 Times in 14 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 82%
iTrader: (0)
Default Do you sell on craigslist?

I sell a few items on craigslist, of course several other people do as well we all flag each others ads.

Do any of you sale on craigslist and have competition with ads from others selling the same items?
Reply With Quote
The complete step-by-step guide to get back to selling today!

  #2  
Old 05-17-2011
unkown5454's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4,291
Thanks: 2,196
Thanked 1,339 Times in 958 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 74%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Of course. CraigsList is great when you know how to weed out spam and complete idiots. Only way to beat competitors is to list in the categories that can absorb the most flags.

As for flagging them, place yourself inside a large open WiFi network area. Condos, apartments, small business plazas, and malls.

I have access to 10+ open WiFi's right outside my complex door, and 4 from within the unit. Get a high dBi antenna expander and life is even easier. Needless to say, 6+ open networks that are close to you can make you pretty powerful when flagging. I partnered up with a competitor and we pretty much dominate CL in our city for a given number of items.

Be smart and efficient.

PS - Mobile IPs do not work for flagging.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-17-2011
Red X
 
Posts: n/a
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 0%
Default

I'm scared of craigslist, there are to many robberies, and murders, but I do know a few people that sells on there that makes a nice amount of money weekly. It's just not my cup of tea, and I'm scared.

Now, If I was able to ship only I would sell on there in a heartbeat, but I hear it's not allowed. If anyone here knows how to make this possible please let me know.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-17-2011
rsot's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 71,919
Thanks: 5,700
Thanked 8,538 Times in 7,839 Posts
Activity: 100%
Longevity: 81%
iTrader: (7)
Default

Abosrb the most flags? Does that not you will be suspended?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-17-2011
unkown5454's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4,291
Thanks: 2,196
Thanked 1,339 Times in 958 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 74%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red X View Post
I'm scared of craigslist, there are to many robberies, and murders, but I do know a few people that sells on there that makes a nice amount of money weekly. It's just not my cup of tea, and I'm scared.

Now, If I was able to ship only I would sell on there in a heartbeat, but I hear it's not allowed. If anyone here knows how to make this possible please let me know.
What are you talking about? I just post and link to my other ecommerce sites where PP and Google checkout is accepted and I get sales
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to unkown5454 For This Useful Post:
surcerouche (01-09-2013)
  #6  
Old 05-17-2011
unkown5454's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4,291
Thanks: 2,196
Thanked 1,339 Times in 958 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 74%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rsot View Post
Abosrb the most flags? Does that not you will be suspended?
No, you just keep reverifying your account with all of your eB ay and PP phone numbers .
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-17-2011
Red X
 
Posts: n/a
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 0%
Default

I wanted to do something similar to what you're doing unknown, but I've heard that they will Ghost my listings....
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-17-2011
unkown5454's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4,291
Thanks: 2,196
Thanked 1,339 Times in 958 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 74%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Ghosting has been happening since the day DL began. The majority will not ghost, but yes, it will happen occasionally no matter what.

Just delete the ghosting one and rearrange a few words to create a new one and make it look new so the bot doesn't stop you from posting claiming it is a double post.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-17-2011
env env is offline
Subscribed [VIP]
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 74%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Craigslist can be great for electronics products. There's deff. a diminishing returns situation there, however. It probably works best as an income generator if you live in a large metro area.

Oh, and I've never been murdered. That sounds like the kind of thing my mom would be worried about. Just meet in public places (like a mall or Starbucks).
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-17-2011
ShadyOne's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2,556
Thanks: 186
Thanked 327 Times in 281 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 73%
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via MSN to ShadyOne
Default

I haven't tried it yet but am looking into it.

@env, are you sure you haven't been murdered?

Thanks
__________________
"Guess whos back, back again
Shady's back, tell a friend
"
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-17-2011
Melissa1971's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,051
Thanks: 132
Thanked 87 Times in 77 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 77%
iTrader: (0)
Default

I used a link to my store for the pic and information of an item I tried to sell On CL, the link was actually to my item but I didn't account for the fact someone could put two and two together. I'd seen people include links to Amazon to show a pic and display product info but this guy knew it was me selling it. He was in a big hurry wanted it out that day and wanted to put money in my paypal account

He didn't fess up to being an Amazon Selelr at first and lied to me about his name and what he needed it for. Upon examination, I surmised it was for one of his customers as he had sold the same items, or was selling similar items...but don't know why he didn't just say that when he phoned me.

He wanted me NOT to include a packing slip, reminded me 3 times with some lame excuse he broke his roomates item and this was a gift for him. The packing slip does not show an amount of money anyhow so who cares?

It was a legit sale and I made about $90 using CL to direct someone to my store. Next time I would a link to ebay for the product and not to my own Amazon Store.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-17-2011
Melissa1971's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,051
Thanks: 132
Thanked 87 Times in 77 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 77%
iTrader: (0)
Default

We also sell tires on CL.

The good tires that still have alot of tread he takes from the back of a local tire store, those are the tires they are going to throw out
They put them near the dumpster

He goes about 10am at night to get them.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-17-2011
unkown5454's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4,291
Thanks: 2,196
Thanked 1,339 Times in 958 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 74%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Melissa1971 View Post
I used a link to my store for the pic and information of an item I tried to sell On CL, the link was actually to my item but I didn't account for the fact someone could put two and two together. I'd seen people include links to Amazon to show a pic and display product info but this guy knew it was me selling it. He was in a big hurry wanted it out that day and wanted to put money in my paypal account

He didn't fess up to being an Amazon Selelr at first and lied to me about his name and what he needed it for. Upon examination, I surmised it was for one of his customers as he had sold the same items, or was selling similar items...but don't know why he didn't just say that when he phoned me.

He wanted me NOT to include a packing slip, reminded me 3 times with some lame excuse he broke his roomates item and this was a gift for him. The packing slip does not show an amount of money anyhow so who cares?

It was a legit sale and I made about $90 using CL to direct someone to my store. Next time I would a link to ebay for the product and not to my own Amazon Store.
Surprised you did not get scammed. Anyone with such requests in my sales past has been an experienced scammer.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-17-2011
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,578
Thanks: 214
Thanked 673 Times in 502 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 85%
iTrader: (5)
Default

I only sell personal belongings on cragslists.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-17-2011
MU
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 185
Thanks: 0
Thanked 20 Times in 14 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 82%
iTrader: (0)
Default

If anyone wants some help flagging ads in there area, PM a AIM screen-name, I ask that you in turn return the favor.

We can trade ads we would like deleted
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-17-2011
Gman91189's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 837
Thanks: 267
Thanked 111 Times in 79 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 75%
iTrader: (-1)
Default

I used to sell on craigs but depends on what youre selling..JUST be VERY careful on what your posting some "ebay veros" could actually come after you and seu you.. again depending on what you're selling.. but works well if your in big area.. NYC, miami, etc..
you could also sell on other cities (helps alot! if you have a phone app which you could look/post in a certain amount of miles away from your zipcode, meaning.. you could get a bigger amount of traffic persay)
and offer them to pay with paypal, (sometimes works/sometimes doesn't) and ship with tracking..
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-17-2011
Melissa1971's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,051
Thanks: 132
Thanked 87 Times in 77 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 77%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by unkown5454 View Post
Surprised you did not get scammed. Anyone with such requests in my sales past has been an experienced scammer.
Yep that wasn't smart of me.

He can still pull something, it's only been a few weeks. He bought from me using a Sellers account. One good thing is I quickly asked him for his phone number and he gave it to me, so I called him right back. Then ran to set my vacation settings (quicker than removing the itemn itself) but he got there first and ordered. As long as I have his real number, he won't pull anything that I cannot have him "fix"
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-17-2011
bansheezone's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 675
Thanks: 366
Thanked 123 Times in 88 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 88%
iTrader: (29)
Default

I have used it, but would rather sell my stuff in another state far away from anyone who can bother me, lots of crazies out there you know
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Craigslist Red X Everything Else 14 11-27-2010 05:10 AM
Craigslist Phone verification...I need to verify my Craigslist benimx6 Phone Number Verification 2 11-22-2010 09:23 AM
Craigslist Throb-n-Rod Everything Else 4 03-15-2008 10:53 PM
craigslist tvaughan08 eBay Discussion! 12 09-01-2007 09:12 PM


Aspkin Group

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 AM.


Stop the guessing games and learn how you can quickly and easily get back on eBay today!
Read the best selling step-by-step eBay Suspension guide eBay Stealth!
Amazon Suspension? Read Amazon Ghost to get back on Amazon!
vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger
no new posts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58