Craigslist new format (NOT HAPPY)!

This week new advertising ads uploading when viewing classified is slowing the navigation process way down. The BIG issue is when you have gone thru ads and selected an item to view then select the back key to return to the listings (IT WILL NOT)allow you (no response). You have to exit your selection by clicking the tool bar classifieds and start all over from the beginning of the list. You don't have enough hours in the day, repeating this process.I'm so frustrated that I don't want to use craigslist. I have always enjoyed the craigslist easy navigation but NO more.
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#857354

Very simple solution to your problem. When wishing to view an ad, hold down the shift key when you click on the ad.

It will open in a new window. When done with the ad, simply close that window and you will be right back at the previous window which shows a list of the ads.

Also, you can right click on the chosen ad and select, open in new "window" or new "Tab". When done, simply close the window or tab and you are right back to where you were before opening that window or tab.

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#429101 Review #429101 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Craigslist Computers

This guy sells unlegit, illegal pirated copies of windows on the pc's he builds. He uses old, outdated and off brand hardware. Legal replacements for his software are expensive! Do not do business with him! It costs 140$ for a windows license. and 1000's of dollars for the other pirated software he distributes. His computers may be cheap, but the licenses add up! He is also on ebay! If you have purchased anything from him, turn him into craigslist and ebay along with microsoft! Microsoft will make you pay for a legal legit copy of windows. Then you have to back up everything on it, the games he distributes are pirated too!
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#421222 Review #421222 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Bay City, Michigan
Loss
$140

My adds do not appear

Hi I don't mean to cause any trouble but every time I put a add on craigslist it dose not appear and I can't under stand why cuz it tells me it as been posted but when I go there it's not their I went on the net and it said it is some thing called ghosting how can this be stopped with out changing my ip address Thank you I hope this can be fixed I by a lot of stuff off of craigslist and would really like to sell things on Rochester ny craigslist as well Why can I buy but not sell
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#898563

What you are encountering is "ghosting" of your ad which is supposedly a technique by Craigslist to stop spam but snags innocent users more than it does spam. How this works is you get a message stating that your ad has been accepted and will appear shortly but in reality it will appear only when you enter the URL and cannot be seen by others.

There really isn't much you can do. They will tell you BS stories that your IP address doesn't match the city you are posting from, to much HTML code, you allegedly posted another ad within 48 hours, etc. There really isn't much you can do when your ad is ghosted. They gather your IP address and MAC address to your network adapter and if you create a new account with the same IP address, MAC Address, and phone number any ad associated with this account will also be flagged.

Your best option is to use another site such as backpage.com but they charge $1 for each ad.

There are a lot of free sites out there. These other sites (at least this is true for backpage) don't automatically remove ads without warning like Craigslist and will send you an email explaining that your ad has been removed and the reason and allow you to contest their removal of your ad.

#701565

Patrickspost is the way to go and Classifiedads.com

Stop using Craigslist. Your ads aren't being seen, because they delete them.

If you want visibility and your ads to go untouched don't use Craigslist. It is a waste of your valuable time.

Utilize sites that won't hassle you. Go Patrickspost!

#701559

That is because Craigslist deletes your ads. Don't let them fool you.

AND, you cannot get feedback from them re: it. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. I placed 22 professional ads to staff hospitals in need and they deleted all but 2. :upset They allow weirdos to post stuff and don't mess with those ads but legitimate ads, they delete.

To me, that speaks volumes about Craigslist right there. ,) :roll Have you tried Patrickspost? I can tell you, you won't be hassled on that site. It isn't as big as Craigslist yet, but the potential for major growth is there, especially given the fact that Patrickspost is much more user friendly than Craigslist and your ads won't be deleted.

The ads I place are very important to fill a desperate need for healthcare. Craigslist can see it is legit and the website is even in the ad. They are just jerks or just boneheads who cannot discern a legitimate ad from a spammer. If they read the ads they should have enough brain cells to figure out what is legit and what isn't and not harass legitimate users.

The other thing is, I get so much Spam from Craigslist it is unreal. Should be a way to report them from their spam they send to me. It's ridiculous and they are ridiculous. Backpage isn't any better.

They don't really let free ads stand. They want you to pay, so this is sort of false advertising too. Patrickspost is not like that at all and it is easy to place an ad there. Not only that, if you place an ad to a geographical area, it will also show up in "all" ads for that day, so you are getting visibility everywhere in The United States and the UK and that is awesome.

Support Patrickspost and help it to grow by advertising there and spread the word that this is a better place than Craigslist and Backpage put together. If enough people shift where they are advertising, maybe Craigslist and Backpage will get the message. I guess they'd rather have scammers and weirdos advertising then decent folks. Spread the news to stop using them as a means to advertise.

There are other options that are hassle free. Love Patrickspost!

It is the better place to advertise and it is also free and you get great visibility. Help Patrickspost to grow and help yourself have your ads stand and be seen!

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#418410 Review #418410 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Rancho Cucamonga, California

Nurse/childcare

They don't always put my ad in, why is that? every day I put my ads in all the same way and during the day I go back into the sight and it is not there. So I have to do it all over again. can someone tell me why craigslist does that. and who are the people who do this and how can I get in touch with them. I would like to know if there is a number I could call so i could discuss this with someone it is quite annoying every day. I make a living off this i need my ads in.
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#416933 Review #416933 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
West Palm Beach, Florida
New Reviewer

Deck & Fence Repair Nightmare

I hired David Smith for a small deck and fence repair job. He did an exceptionally poor job putting together the deck and when I called to ask when he would return to fix and reinforce the boards that were buckling and bending he never responded. He committed to doing the repairs as well as staining the deck etc however after he shabbily put it together he disappeared. When I left a scathing message he did not have the courtesy to return my call and instead sent a lame text to tell me me he was at his mother's funeral. David never came back to fix any of the *** mistakes he made or the 5 other things he said he would do such as stain the deck, fix leak etc. He did such a horrible job I had to hire a someone else who thank god was a professional. The new guy had to rip out everything David did and start over since it was all done so horribly wrong. It was my fault for trusting someone who obviously has no clue as to how to do basic repair (i live in a condo so it was not a huge job so it was not rocket science). If I knew David Smith would do such a *** job I would never have hired him and done it myself -- at least I could blame myself for the severely amateur handy work. David had no problem cashing my hard earned money but obviously no integrity. Will never make the mistake again of hiring anyone off of Craig's list again.
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#413327 Review #413327 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Memphis, Tennessee
Loss
$2000
I have witnessed men in craigslist Manila Rants and Raves try to destroy another countries beautiful culture, they posted ***, took information from that site to perform doxing, stalking,posted ***, child ***, they threatened me, used flagging software and abused a...
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#892193

This woman is leaving part of the story out. She was answering guys personal ads pretending to be in their areawhen shes actually in the philippines then get their debit card info. She also was selling kiddie pictures

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#409318 Review #409318 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Manila, Manila

PET DELIVERY SCAM

I found on Craig's list a puppy for sale. I was informed they were using USHIP to delivery puppy. I then was contacted by a out of the country person from Cameroon,Tiki and told I would need to pay $686 for Insurance plus $10 to them for processing or the puppy could not be delivered. Well--------I paid it at Western Union as I was instructed. They called back and said to print out insurance form and sign and send back. Which sounded OK. Then they said puppy would arrive at my doorstep the next day. Next day arrives and they called me and told me I would need to pay for a City Permit to get puppy into my city and pay another fee of $816. When told I could not pay the money they reduced it to $565. I told them I could not pay for that. They said to contact the other party who had the puppy and see if they could pay and they would hold puppy for up to a week for me. Well, thats when I really began to investigate. Now I found that other people have done the same thing and got took! SO DON'T PAY ANYTHING TO THESE PEOPLE especially if they tell you to use Western Union to pay at. My money is gone and NO PUPPY for sure.
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#1381330

Huh,I might be dealing with the same situation. From Utah to n.y. to n.h....more money each time.

#1308635

I just recently looked into a puppy from something similar to this. But i always do reserch and found out its a scam. So lucky i looked into it before paying anyhting!

#1299727

WE HAD THIS HAPPEN RECENTLY PETSFLIGHT.....THRU MASON AND RICKELA KIM. PAID 1/2 OF COST FOR PUPPY 250.00 THEN NEEDED 640.00 RENTAL CONTAINMENT ETC...... STEMS FROM OREM UTAH 801-946-****

#1048983

I wish I read before I did the same thing through Western union am mad upset wasted 540 dollars that could've kept searching here in my home city where I can drive to get the dog. it's very hurtful and I will not trust it again

#921392

Omg thank u this help me a lot u save my life wthis

#729912

686$ for insurance and they called from an out of country number, you gotta be an *** to not think that there is something wrong especially in this day and age. u deserved it!

for anyone interested, I have a few 20$ bills that are brand new unfolded that I got at the bank this morning and ill sell them 45$ per bill. hurry while still available!!!

#710330

Hi we are so glad a friend just showed us this we was trying to get an akita puppy would have money today got up to an email saying we have to pay by money gram and our puppy would be shipped to us so angry as my children was so excited bloody *** artists :-( just so glad we clicked on when revived an email about shipping ect and money gram

#675269

This wouldn't have happened if you had gone to your LOCAL SHELTER to adopt a dog! You would have SAVED A LIFE for a fraction of the cost, too.

Shame on you. I am glad you got ripped off.

#674562

The very same thing happened to me just yesterday I was trying to buy an akita puppy

#644652

I agree this has nothing to do with uship and it was an obvious scam you fell for

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#404276 Review #404276 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Salt Lake City, Utah
Loss
$695
New Reviewer

Scammed by a person who said they were in houston texas

saturday we were looking for a boxer puppy on craigslist we found one and emailed the person they said yes hes still available we said ok how much he said 170$ and he told us hes in houston texas i said ok how am i getting the puppy then he said by shipping i said ok he said send the money via western union so i did it and sent me a email with the flight schedule i told my wife he will be here in the morning she was excited so was i so the next morning we get a text from the guy saying he needs 600$ for insurance to ship it i said no i cant do that he said what about 200 i said ok *** mistake i shouldve known better and then he emailed yesterday and said the agency needs 170$ for a crate to ship the puppy in i said no more money first of all it shouldve been in a crate to begin with he kept harassing me so i called the sheriffs dept and reported the whole scam he was from cameroon
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#638382

Hi, I am doing a sale for a T-Cup Yorkie and was googling the "supposed" pet transporter called PETAIRWAYSCONSULTANT.COM, were they the same outfit that you dealt with??? The say they are based in Richmond, Va though.

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#401179 Review #401179 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Charlotte, North Carolina
Loss
$370
New Reviewer
Update by user Apr 24, 2013

972977****

Update by user Apr 08, 2013

512)525-****

(512)568-****

(512)743-****

(972)977-****

Original review posted by user Apr 08, 2013
MY HUSBAND AND I GOT SCAMMED AND THE DVDS DON'T WORK!ANYONE LIVING IN AUSTIN, TX, KILLEEN AND SAN ANTONIO. BEWARE OF BUYING FAKE INSANITY, ZUMBA AND P90X, AND MANY OTHER COUNTERFEIT ITEMS INCLUDING...
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MY HUSBAND AND I GOT SCAMMED AND THE DVDS DON'T WORK!ANYONE LIVING IN AUSTIN, TX, KILLEEN AND SAN ANTONIO. BEWARE OF BUYING FAKE INSANITY, ZUMBA AND P90X, AND MANY OTHER COUNTERFEIT ITEMS INCLUDING DR. DRE HEADPHONES, Rosetta Stone, TRX suspension training systems on Craigslist. There is a group of young Hispanic females and males that sells these counterfeit items on the internet mainly on Craigslist. They travel up and down the I35 corridor doing this all the way from South Texas, through Austin, Killeen, Houston and Dallas.MY HUSBAND AND I GOT SCAMMED AND THE DVDS DON'T WORK!They have used the following phone #s but they frequently change their phone #s

(512) 525 ****

706-612-****

(706) 612-****

512.769.9097 (51*)***-9097

(972) 977 ****

I have reported them to multiple law enforcement agencies, but nothing has happened/. I keep seeing their postings over and over again in multiple Texas cities.. BEWARE!!!!! 2373f9f 10a20b

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#399183 Review #399183 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$50
New Reviewer
Craigslist - Fake insanity, zumba, p90x, dr dre headphones, ROSETTA STONE
Craigslist - Fake insanity, zumba, p90x, dr dre headphones, ROSETTA STONE
MY HUSBAND AND I GOT SCAMMED AND THE DVDS DON'T WORK! ANYONE LIVING IN AUSTIN, TX, KILLEEN AND SAN ANTONIO. BEWARE OF BUYING FAKE INSANITY, ZUMBA AND P90X, AND MANY OTHER COUNTERFEIT ITEMS INCLUDING DR. DRE HEADPHONES, Rosetta Stone, TRX suspension training systems...
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MY HUSBAND AND I GOT SCAMMED AND THE DVDS DON'T WORK!

ANYONE LIVING IN AUSTIN, TX, KILLEEN AND SAN ANTONIO. BEWARE OF BUYING FAKE INSANITY, ZUMBA AND P90X, AND MANY OTHER COUNTERFEIT ITEMS INCLUDING DR. DRE HEADPHONES, Rosetta Stone, TRX suspension training systems on Craigslist. There is a gang of young hispanic females and males that sells these counterfeit items on the internet mainly on Craigslist. They travel up and down the I35 corridor doing this all the way from South Texas, through Austin, Killeen, Houston and Dallas.

MY HUSBAND AND I GOT SCAMMED AND THE DVDS DON'T WORK!

They have used the following phone #s but they frequently change their phone #s

512--221--****

512-221-****

(512)221-****

512-656-****

(512)656-****

512-221-****

(512)221-****

512-769-****

(512)769-****

(512)660-****

512-660-****

512--221--****

I have reported them to multiple law enforcement agencies, but nothing has happened. I keep seeing their postings over and over again in multiple Texas cities.. BEWARE!!!!!

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#393454 Review #393454 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Austin, Texas
Loss
$50
New Reviewer

Cyber harassment

Basically, I have been harassed, stalked, threatened, had fake ads posted using my phone number, etc. Here is a link to the hidden forum. https://forums.craigslist.org/?forumID=7768 I want to do something about this, not just for myself, but to prevent this from happening to other innocent people. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I want people to know what is going on behind the scenes at Craigslist (CL) namely forums, and especially hidden forums. This started when an ad for my snow plow business kept getting deleted. I went to the flagging help forum and was immediately called names, sworn at, accused of all kinds of things. I fought back. I did get some good advice which I followed. My ad just kept getting deleted. These discussions and ad postings were over a 3 month period beginning last Nov. At some point someone posted a link to a hidden forum into one of the public forums and told me I should take a look at what's being said about me, so I did. One thing you can count on me is my honesty. So, having said that, I want you to know that I have not been completely innocent, or Christian like, in my replies to those posts. I am somewhat at fault for the recent issues. I have contacted Craigslist many times about this but they have done nothing. All you get is an automatic, generic reply. I believe these people know where I live and I fear for my safety, and that of my family. They have been posting the following about me. Tracked down things I have posted elsewhere on the internet, made rude comments about them, and then posted links to these places. Made threats. Insults, calling me names, etc. Badmouthing my business and my mother. Posted personal information about my business. Stole pics from my web site and posted them. Made very disturbing comments about me in a public forum. They use my real name. There have been 11 fake ads using my phone number posted. I have contacted them, but a few hours later there's another one. Etc. Bottom line is that Craigslist is allowing this, and providing a place for people to stalk others. I have copies of all comments.
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#380473 Review #380473 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Craigslist

I have been trying to sell or trade my truck on craigslist. They remove my ad because I live in Colorado and I am listing in Wyoming. Colorado people think their dogs *** piles of gold and I don't want to deal with Coloradans. Wyoming People have better prices, They are friendlier people and understand that this country is in a recession. Why Craigslist wont let me list in another state, is beyond me. I thought we lived in the "United States of America" Land of the FREE! But Communists like Craigslist want to change that I guess! I'm going to have to find another want ad listing website I guess!
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#552858

Yes, This IS "The Land of the Free" if you don't like it, You're Free to leave!

Yes Craigslist is trying to Change the "United" States of America to the "Divided" States of America! Currently My Congressman is looking into my Complaint about this issue!

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#348251 Review #348251 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Fort Garland, Colorado
New Reviewer

Morganchasereps@***.com scam/ Craiglist Scam that looks like job.

This scam is posted frequently on Craigslist you will see many of these ads and they look legit they will say things such as we are looking for Customer Service Operators. This is supposedly an online work at home job but all of it is a lie. All they want is someone to post their ads and free labor. Here is how to tell the scheme. You will be interviewed by a man with very bad broken English and the common sense of a potato. If you sadly pass this interview he asks if you would post an ad for him and that's the start.He will tell you that he will give you a check to pay for the imaginary modem and a i phone that his company best computers usa will provide for you in order to work for him. Getting to my point when he sends the check its a piece of *** and occurs a chargeback which will cost you money on your end. The chargeback was signed on their end.Overall instead of promising a job all these people did was cost me money. Lastly here is how to spot this scam when you answer their Craigslist ad you will receive a reply from davecoxbusinesscanada@***.com. The email will ask you to download yahoo messenger and to add a clown called morganchasereps@***.com. Don't waste your time they are up to no good and they have no job for you.They just want free labor so shut these evil lying clowns down .don't help them get free labor and don't let them waste your time and money.
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#347705 Review #347705 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
New York, New York

Review in Advertisements and Cons category from Chantilly, Virginia

this is s a scam..once you get in..you willl get on a subsribers list..listed under craigslist..you wil endless offers from scam companies. You will not be able to stop it becasue they will continue to send you emails from personal accounts. its difficult to stop this scam. I have NO idea why we have to write 100 words. Its is impossible to add anything else.. This site is uspoposed to be able to report scams.. If you dont wirte 100 owrds they will not let it through. SO here is my 100000****00 words that I gave
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#347394 Review #347394 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Chantilly, Virginia
New Reviewer
This person is on a escort board and has reviews with abbreviations that describes sex acts with Eccie. CBJ OR BBBJ are abbreviations used for throwing off the cops-everyone knows what a BJ is. I have no idea why someone would be proud of reviews with such activities...
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#526723

This Sister Saint is lying for God knows whatever reason.

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#337214 Review #337214 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma