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JacknTexas 06-24-2009 06:43 PM

The Craigslist Thread
 
I have been thinking we need a CL Thread in the for sale section where we could post interesting ads, great buys, funny ads, "are they really serious ads", etc, and help others find what they are looking for if needed.


I admit I cruise through CL far too often. Yes, I stay out of the "looking for..." sections. :lol2: I am guessing there are others that do this as well. It would be fun to discuss(post) and learn from others about bikes and any issues on certain models/yrs, dealing with people, and all the fun stuff that comes from bargain hunting and window shopping on the net.

Any thoughts from the TWT gang?

admins-If there is a problem with doing this, this thread can die in peace. :-D

:popcorn:

JacknTexas 06-24-2009 06:48 PM

Re: The Craigslist Thread
 
Craigshelper has now become searchtempest. It is a good tool for searching multiple cities at once using keywords. It's simple and works well when looking for specific items.

http://www.searchtempest.com/

flb_78 06-24-2009 06:59 PM

Re: The Craigslist Thread
 
I found this great buy!!!:trust:

http://amarillo.craigslist.org/mcy/1236635035.html

JacknTexas 06-24-2009 07:15 PM

Re: The Craigslist Thread
 
LOL, yeah, at 90,000 miles you could stand a change in bikes.
This brings me to the next tool you'll need for CL hunting.

NADA for used bikes

I am thinking you will also need a capture program for those CL post that will get yanked before the rest of us can laugh at them.

Screenhunter is the one I use.

CaroleAnn 06-24-2009 07:50 PM

Re: The Craigslist Thread
 
I would admit to doing a bit of browsing in Craigslist. I love looking over the bikes for sale. I also like entertaining myself with Missed Connections. I actually found someone I knew in there as a recipient of a MC. I've even looked at the job postings, alot more this past week. I have found and sold a couple items there also. :oops:

JacknTexas 06-24-2009 07:56 PM

Re: The Craigslist Thread
 
I can't post due to language in title of cl ad. too funny.

link

CaroleAnn 06-24-2009 07:59 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JacknTexas (Post 628203)
I can't post due to language in title of cl ad. too funny.

link

:eek2::giveup:

JacknTexas 06-24-2009 08:04 PM

Re: The Craigslist Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CaroleAnn (Post 628204)
:eek2::giveup:

I am betting it's a joke, made me chuckle. :lol2:

Squidbilly 06-24-2009 09:52 PM

Re: The Craigslist Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JacknTexas (Post 628177)
I have been thinking we need a CL Thread in the for sale section where we could post interesting ads, great buys, funny ads, "are they really serious ads", etc, and help others find what they are looking for if needed.

Great idea :clap:

DaveC 06-24-2009 11:16 PM

Can Am Flat tracker
 
http://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/1238458654.html

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/u...ANAMKTM062.jpg

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/u...ANAMKTM030.jpg

JacknTexas 06-25-2009 04:49 AM

Re: The Craigslist Thread
 
Now that is a cool old can am. That orange paint just jumps out. Good find. Very interesting bike. :clap:

RECIT 06-25-2009 07:07 AM

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I think a CL find/funny post forum or dedicated thread would be a great idea. Also good for a laugh.

DallasDon 06-25-2009 07:53 AM

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Laugh if thou must, however I have found Craigslist an economical, efficient way to sell those items I no longer need or use. I've also bought several motorcycles at a great price over the years off Craigslist. I quit using the Big "E" entirely.

I do find some of the writing on Craigslist to be funny but some of what people put up is a tribute to their education or a total lack of care. To me, that says a lot about what they are selling and how they have taken care of it. All caps, run on sentences, mispelling, no punctuation and poor phrasing all leads me to wonder how they are smart enough to sit a a keyboard at all. We all make errors on occasion, but some of those people are down right stupid.

pkiser 06-25-2009 08:30 AM

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Jack,

Are you sure you want me to do this? I am sort of addicted to looking at CL for "good deals". Here is my pick of the day.

http://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/1233725655.html

pk

DaveC 06-25-2009 08:39 AM

Re: The Craigslist Thread
 
Seems to be the format that DallasDon was talkin' bout! :rofl:

patricjft 06-25-2009 10:15 AM

Re: The Craigslist Thread
 
Need a stunta'?

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/1199016473.html

poser 06-25-2009 10:26 AM

Re: The Craigslist Thread
 
I have to admit, I browse craigslist several times a day looking for that "I'll just ask forgiveness" deal :lol2:

JacknTexas 06-25-2009 02:18 PM

Re: The Craigslist Thread
 
Yep, I am sure I want to try this CL thread. The topic comes up often in face to face conversations about good deals, "did you see that?", and some funny ads that are too good not to pass on. I have thought about it for several months now and got a wild hair last night and just did it. Now I am waiting to see if others find it fun to pass along info and ads from CL.

I did see the blackbird, and it is a great looking bike. I sent that link to Shawn a couple of weeks ago to show him what a nice one looked like and I gave him info on what the price ranges were on the bike. We had a conversation about super-sport-touring bikes, as I call them, after he clocked about 60 miles on the zzr.

I hope this thread goes over well and we all can learn from one another and have some laughs along the way. I am hoping that people who have owned bikes like the ones for sale will post up and give insights as to the pros and cons of particular bike. I need someone to tell me that the "nicki hayden rc51" for sale is really not the bike I need, :lol2:. That kinda thing.

That's the plan anyway.

Mr2mch 06-25-2009 05:52 PM

Re: The Craigslist Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JacknTexas (Post 628180)
Craigshelper has now become searchtempest. It is a good tool for searching multiple cities at once using keywords. It's simple and works well when looking for specific items.

http://www.searchtempest.com/

You can also search results by Googling "search craigslist"
It will bring up pages of results but the 1st one will be "craigslist.org" with a small search box & button underneath.Just type in what you're lookin for & pages of results will be displayed.Not necessarily in order of distance like Tempest though.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

pkiser 06-25-2009 09:59 PM

Re: The Craigslist Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr2mch (Post 628678)
You can also search results by Googling "search craigslist"
It will bring up pages of results but the 1st one will be "craigslist.org" with a small search box & button underneath.Just type in what you're lookin for & pages of results will be displayed.Not necessarily in order of distance like Tempest though.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...&aq=f&oq=&aqi=


Thanks for sharing this information. :clap:


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