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New Craigslist Feature....benefits sellers
« on: January 11, 2014, 03:32:16 PM »
I just posted a new ad on cList and I think this is a new feature....new to me anyway.
It's a checkbox toward the top of the posting page that essential says "let buyers know about your other sales".

It's like the similar thing at the bottom of eBay sales pages.

Anyway, that new item I posted hasn't be published yet to the public so I can't click on it to see if it works.
I went to the pre-publish page they tell you about and tried to click on the link there, but it didn't show my other items.

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Re: New Craigslist Feature....benefits sellers
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 03:49:31 PM »
New ad just came up (about 15 minutes after I posted it). I click on the link to show my other listings and it showed nothing.

I have one other item on that account and it didn't pop up. I have another account with 15 items and they wouldn't come up because apparently this new feature uses one's account number to grab the other listings...when it works.

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I used the same phone number in each account item posting and I put a message in each posting saying for viewer to type in that phone number in the search area of cList.  That way they see items from both accounts.

I started a second account because sometimes the first account won't let me post more than 15 items. Another of cList's parameter settings (algorithms) that is only known to them and the creators of the universe.


Re: New Craigslist Feature....benefits sellers
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 05:38:54 PM »
I started a second account because sometimes the first account won't let me post more than 15 items

I usually keep an average of 200 listings going on four accounts, so I am not sure why you can't seem to get more than 15 on an account....

I have not tried the new ad linking feature yet, but I was thinking about doing that tomorrow night when I redo a bunch of my ads, just to see if it helps.

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Re: New Craigslist Feature....benefits sellers
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 05:48:05 PM »
I usually keep an average of 200 listings going on four accounts, so I am not sure why you can't seem to get more than 15 on an account....

I have not tried the new ad linking feature yet, but I was thinking about doing that tomorrow night when I redo a bunch of my ads, just to see if it helps.

So that's 50 listings for each of four accounts?  I don't know either why I get locked out, but it's not a big deal. I couldn't keep track of where 200 items were if I COULD get them listed.

One of the members here (who shall remain nameless) has feedback over 10,000 on eBay and has about 500 listings going as we write. How in the world he keeps track of where those things are I can't imagine, but he does it.  I see him at auctions from time to time and I know who he is locally (and here) but he only knows me from our local auctions.....can't quite explain why I like it that way, but I do.




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Re: New Craigslist Feature....benefits sellers
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2014, 02:16:06 PM »
When you click on the "more ads by this user" button under the map, it will only show other listings in the category you are in. If you tap the category box and click the "all for sale/wanted " tab, all your listings will appear. It may take buyers time to get used to it, but I agree it will help sellers.

My wife does our listings and keeps  40-60 at any given time on one account. Don't know why you are having trouble Movieman.

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Re: New Craigslist Feature....benefits sellers
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 10:11:19 PM »
So, has this new feature helped anyone make an additional sale yet?


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