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Craigslist questions.

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by SloBone21, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. SloBone21

    SloBone21 OREGON Member

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    Let me start this off by saying that I'm not a writer, but I'll try to keep this legible!
    I check craigslist pretty often looking for guns. When I happen to see one, the seller usually seems to be in a huge hurry to sell so the price is great! They are obviously worried about getting flagged. I've purchased guns off the site, but there have been times when I've simply written to the seller (or buyer) and let them know about NWFA. What do you guys think about this. I've considered posting the link on craigslist so we can get more members. More members means more competition with buying, but it also means more guns...right?
     
  2. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    I hear what you are thinking, saddly craigslist is full of flakes. So to boil it down, I am torn on that one. We have to get the message out, so if it's to grow the site and get a few flakes along the way.......heck the mods will shut them down like chili-cheese fries clog arteries! Bring 'em all on.
     
  3. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I have told people to sell on OutDoorsTrader or NWFA.

    There are a few whom I have seen wanting AR items. I always refer them here. (I should have gotten a cut of what they bought :eek: )

    If the ad appears shady I let it be.
     
  4. jaminj

    jaminj Federal Way, WA Member

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    The site will grow with good content and good people! You don't need to advertise on Craigslist enough people talk about a good gun site and people will come and then you will be having to hire people to clean up the old posts.
     
  5. SloBone21

    SloBone21 OREGON Member

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    It seems that most of you agree with letting people know about NWFA. The people that are posting to sell or buy hunting equipment are in need of this site. I guess throwing out the link on craigslist as a post could bring unwanted attention though, but I'm sure glad I found this site!
     
  6. Buddymack

    Buddymack Cougar/Ariel Washington Member

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    Why doesn't someone create a "Gunlist" and let lefty have his little lefty place in life...
     
  7. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

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    I think those trying to sell on Craigslist, have a gun... but they're propably not into guns all that much.

    I enjoy buying/selling/trading with members on here, especially when I can see that they have been around a while, and have some feedback to support that. I'd rather not see the occasional Craigslist flake show up to dump a gun real quick!

    no-craigslist-flakes.jpg
     
  8. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    Another thing, will they contribute to the site in other ways besides just selling what they got? I'm guessing most will just forget about it after they sell their item and then we won't here another word. More members is great, but what good are the members if their nothing but an old account that hasn't been used in months or more?
     
  9. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I too have thought about posting on craigslist letting others know about NWFA. Each time I ultimately decided that there really isn't too much to lose by doing it, and we have a lot to gain with every new person who hears about the site. We have mechanisms in place to weed out most of the bad apples :)
     
  10. SilverBullets

    SilverBullets Oregon New Member

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    I found out about NWFA from craigslist a few years ago. glad some one told me.
    Although NWFA has become too PC.
     
  11. sasquatch98226

    sasquatch98226 Bellingham Member

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    Has anyone thought of the fact that Craigslist is one of the biggest sites for "fencing" stolen goods? I am an insurance adjuster, and can't tell you how many times I have dealt with a burglary claim, and told the people to check craigslist, pawnshops, and E-bay for the items stolen, especially if they are unique, or specialized. You know what happens.....these items seem to pop up there!!!!

    I am not sure I would want random craigslist people posting in the classified sections, what if someone bought a stolen gun? That would pretty much suck:paranoid:
     
  12. michaelhacker

    michaelhacker Portland, Oregon area New Member

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    Well, anyone know what happened to outdoorstrader.com?? They seemed to have dissappeared. Might be the wrong place to post this, but I didn't know where else.

    -Michael
    www.michaelhacker.com
     
  13. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    They were up this morning. Probably temporary.
     
  14. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    Might be an Upgrade I sent an email to Nathan to check..
     
  15. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    It would be cool to do a banner exchange with them.:laugh:

    If I post something for sale on there, I'll put a link to NWFA.:thumbup:

    It would be cool if everyone did it.
     
  16. pchewn

    pchewn Beaverton Oregon USA Well-Known Member

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    It is against Craigslist policy to post ads about firearms:

     
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    ltwtcmdr East County Member

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    When the zombies attack Craigslist, they can throw car parts and garage sale junk at them... I'm not sure that I would want some of the unsavory people that surf Craigslist scoping out the fact that I may have guns for sale. Don't get me wrong, many of the people are upstanding citizens, but I feel more comfortable here.
     
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    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I get uneasy vibes from many of the CL responders I have dealt with...
     
  19. rusobr2

    rusobr2 prineville,or Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    i have had many good sales on CL--but as i always prefer--any gun deals to be done in a public place in daylight hours,and my home is not a public place !odd though -i'v had 8-9 tradeouts on NWFA , and the people i'v met have been awesome--meet up with them a couple more times -maybe do a little shooting together--next thing ya know your eating barbequed chicken at someones house--i find in life --there really arn't any strangers out their,just people i'v not met yet
     
  20. Dr. Tatu

    Dr. Tatu pdx Member

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    they're still there. i sometimes mis-type "outdoortrader" not "outdoorStrader"...is that your situation?