Saturday, March 13, 2010

Venting about Craigslist Flaggers and Spammers

Thanks to crazy flaggers, it took me two weeks to sell a brand new TV wall mount for $40. It would have usually only taken a day or two. My post was simple and to the point and got flagged off 6 different times in less than an hour. I even asked in subsequent posts to be emailed if there were any problems with my post so I could change it…nope, they just kept flagging it off as quickly as possible. I think it was because my wall mount was new and listed at $50 and everybody else was selling them for $75 or more.

Pure stubbornness kept me reposting until someone called. Hey you, flaggers, you can kiss my a…well, you know!!!

Now I’m having trouble with spammers. I have a couple of things listed right now and have to sift through con-artists and spammers in my email every evening to see if anyone was actually interested. I am reaching the end of my patience. Sadly, Craigslist is the only place I know of that will let me post for free or get someone local to pick up my stuff. These things are too heavy, bulky, and fragile to ship.

Anybody have any ideas? Is there a site that you use besides Ebay or Craigslist?


  1. I have the same problem as far as spammers, not so much with the flaggers. One you might try is Its was started for the Beaumont area, but seems to have expanded lately. Being in Houston you might not get as many responses as someone listing an ad in Beaumont but hey, its worth a try and its free. Ads dont post immediately though, they go through an approval process. I haven't experienced any spam with that site. Not as much traffic as Houston Craigslist, but I've had alot of luck with the site.

  2. chicop28, Thanks!!! I will try them out tomorrow! See, venting can help. :-) Thanks again.

  3. I've been getting a few spam emails lately too, when I've been posting things for free on craigslist that I want out of my garage... very annoying!

  4. Aurora, I know, right?! I see Goodwill donations in my future...