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RatLabGuy

You look like a monkey and smell like one too
Joined
May 18, 2005
Location
Churchville, MD
Oh you’re still paying me till September full time then a little less for the rest of my days walking the earth after that lol
I think you're just reinforcing his point :laughing:
 

drkelly

Dipstick who put two vehicles on jack stands
Joined
Mar 21, 2005
Location
Oak Ridge/Stokesdale, NC
Craigslist is FAWKING DEAD.

This sucks. I might have to break down and join Failbook for marketplace or whatever it is.
 
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RatLabGuy

You look like a monkey and smell like one too
Joined
May 18, 2005
Location
Churchville, MD
If you follow one of the links from here in the FB marketplace finds of the day thread on a PC, you can then search from there without logging in.
Correct, you don't need a FB account to browse ads.
You do however to communicate w sellers.
 

Pless

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2006
Location
Canton NC
Correct, you don't need a FB account to browse ads.
You do however to communicate w sellers.
I just always bug one of the guys at work to get a phone number if I make it that far. You used to be able to go straight to the marketplace and browse, but now it takes you to a login. I haven't figured out any other way around that yet. Do you know of another way?
 

R Q

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2005
Location
Charlotte
Craigslist is FAWKING DEAD.

This sucks. I might have to break down and join Failbook for marketplace or whatever it is.
People act like FB is the end of the world. Actually its not, if you dont like to scroll useless crap then dont, but for interest related topics it's freaking great. I'm in Jeep Groups, Jeepster groups, Willys groups, Fridge groups, landscape, pesticide, and lawn groups, wolf groups, arrowhead groups, etc., It can be just like here, with people bringing knowledge to the game, not BS. Just like in real life filter out the BS! It's a wonderful resource if you'll just manage yourself on it.
 

RatLabGuy

You look like a monkey and smell like one too
Joined
May 18, 2005
Location
Churchville, MD
People act like FB is the end of the world. Actually its not, if you dont like to scroll useless crap then dont, but for interest related topics it's freaking great. I'm in Jeep Groups, Jeepster groups, Willys groups, Fridge groups, landscape, pesticide, and lawn groups, wolf groups, arrowhead groups, etc., It can be just like here, with people bringing knowledge to the game, not BS. Just like in real life filter out the BS! It's a wonderful resource if you'll just manage yourself on it.
You could get all of the exact same via forums just like this... w/o having to give up your privacy to a single company and deal with as many yahoos.
And the info is actually searchable and in a format that is useful for finding later.
 

Loganwayne

#BTL
Joined
Feb 15, 2013
Location
Clyde, North Carolina
yes alot of groups are full of alot of useless people and information. there are a few that im on that are good, (the roof palmino page (jeep mower) is a great page) also market place is about the only place i can find anything for sale now. i dont pos anything on my facebook page.
 

drkelly

Dipstick who put two vehicles on jack stands
Joined
Mar 21, 2005
Location
Oak Ridge/Stokesdale, NC
If you follow one of the links from here in the FB marketplace finds of the day thread on a PC, you can then search from there without logging in.
Does that work for you? It doesn't work for me. It asks me to login.
 

Pless

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2006
Location
Canton NC
Does that work for you? It doesn't work for me. It asks me to login.
It does but only on a PC, not on mobile. When I open the link for something someone has posted I have a search bar on the left hand side. I can type in whatever I'm looking for and then browse the results.
 

jcramsey

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2009
Location
Marion, NC
Craigslist ain’t what it used to be, but I just bought a gmc 3500 van with a running 6.0 off Craigslist for basically scrap price. It was posted in the farm and garden section. Also found a smoking deal on an 04 Cummins 6 speed 4x4 for @ramjo not too long ago too. The volume of items definitely isn’t as much as it used to be, but you can still find deals every now and then.

I don’t have FB but I’ll browse marketplace on my work PC and if I need to get in touch with someone I’ll use my wife’s account. I also use her account to post stuff for sale occasionally too.
 

drkelly

Dipstick who put two vehicles on jack stands
Joined
Mar 21, 2005
Location
Oak Ridge/Stokesdale, NC
It does but only on a PC, not on mobile. When I open the link for something someone has posted I have a search bar on the left hand side. I can type in whatever I'm looking for and then browse the results.
Hmm, doesn't work on a PC for me either. Any time I click a link it takes me to the login page.
 

cranbiz

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Joined
Nov 11, 2015
Location
Wentworth, NC
For sure, CL is not what it used to be but to echo @jcramsey deals can still be found. You just have to wade thru the crap, scammers and dealers posing as owner sellers. Found my son's WJ on CL for a good deal. However marketplace was the place I found my Class C for another really good deal.
 

shelby27604

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2013
Location
Efland NC
I still find the best deals on Craigslist, FB marketplace is garbage if you are searching for something specific.

My Cummins mega cab came off Craigslist, I found it 30 mins. After it was posted. I would venture to guess, that Craigslist seems to have fewer deals because the good stuff moves quick (both because of motivated sellers and buyers).

Not sure how the FB algorithm works, but they have obviously not shown me something I searched for, and a week later it would pop up (being a week old) when I searched for it.
 

Ron

Dum Spiro Spero
Moderator
Joined
Apr 16, 2005
Location
Sharon, SC
Visiting my sister for my nieces B-Day party.
One of her friends was this sweet young kid I knew growing up who went full bore PHD in Western Philosophy and a professor...you can probably guess her political leanings.

Knowing that Im a gun guy and carrying when she hugs me she intentionally runs her hand along my hip and says "Something never change"..I just winked and said 'Nope'
Well...this leads later to a conversation that was a meme played out in real time.

'My FIL is an avid deer hunter. He says AR-15s re horrible hunting weapons.'
'I'd agree. Id never deer hunt with one though I know some that do.'
'Well then what possible good could come from them? Why not just ban them?'
'Interesting to consider what is going on in Ukraine currently. AR-15 are much better people killers than they are deer killers.'
Do you really think you and even 1,000 of your buddies are going to hold off the US Army with Ar-15s? They will have tanks and such. Where does it end. You dont think you should be allowed to own a tank do you? Do you?!?
'You said yourself that an Ar-15 wasnt sufficient to defend against the Army. There is that whole 'necessary to the security of a free state' bit we shouldn't concede to tyrants'
 

Cherokeekid88

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2007
Location
High Point, NC
Have I been pronouncing the word "Humble" wrong all these years?

I don't know why, but I have heard several people this week say the word "Humble" but they pronounce it 'Umble"
 
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RatLabGuy

You look like a monkey and smell like one too
Joined
May 18, 2005
Location
Churchville, MD
Have I been pronouncing the word "Humble" wrong all these years?

I don't know why, but I have hard several people this week say the word "Humble" but they pronounce it 'Umble"
They don't know how to annunciate.
 

XJsavage

CounterCulture
Joined
Aug 15, 2009
Location
Lyle's Ford SC
You could get all of the exact same via forums just like this... w/o having to give up your privacy to a single company and deal with as many yahoos.
And the info is actually searchable and in a format that is useful for finding later.
One of the very few times I agree with what you say.
 

XJsavage

CounterCulture
Joined
Aug 15, 2009
Location
Lyle's Ford SC
I like the smell of cigarette smoke.
 
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