Thursday, January 30, 2014

One Question Answered, Maybe??

Third post down from this one I mentioned one of my pet peeves is when I ask a question and/or questions and don't receive an answer. One of the things I mentioned was that I had replied to three different ads on craigslist for outboard motors in the past year and hadn't received a response from any of them. I looked into doing feedback on craigslist, but discovered that in order to do so I needed a craigslist account. Now, I don't need a craigslist account to post an ad, but if I want to ask them if there's a problem I would need an account with them. WTF!! So I decided to run an ad on craigslist and see what happens:
Is There A Problem With craigslist (UP)
or the people posting on craigslist. I've replied through craigslist to three different ads for outboard motors in the past year and haven't gotten a response from any of them.

In less than 3 days I had 5 different people reply to my ad. Several of them asking what kind of motor was I looking for. I answered the ones asking what kind of motor, but so far haven't come up with what I am looking for. One was from the Downer Peninsula and another from Illinois.

That pretty much answered my question. It's the idiots posting ads that don't know how the system works.


  1. Damn!
    And, most of them people living across the river voted for Rand Paul...


  2. I don't know shit about how craigslist works cuz I don't shop on it. If I want to buy something I look around this area in person and talk to people in person. You don't need a fucking computer to go shopping.

  3. Haven't dealt with Craiglist yet. I assume the bell curve of intelligence runs about the same as it does out here in Real World.

    Love the Carlin Quote.

  4. Here in Maine we have our own local buy and sell web site: it is called Uncle Henry's.
    the Ol'Buzzard

  5. For registrations to do thnigs that shouldn't need a registration, use a throw-away e-mail address e.g. from


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