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Old 08-27-2011, 07:14 AM   #15
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We love jaxed. What is it with craigslist? Do they really have that many cross country scammers? I wouldn't think so. Very sad!!!

Well, it will mean more sleep.

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Old 08-27-2011, 11:49 AM   #16
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SearchTempest - The EASY way to search Craigslist

for "airstream motorhome" once in awhile, it gives me everything on Craigslist either within a defined area or all over the country.
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:47 PM   #17
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Maybe the reason why??

In trying to figure out why this has happened, I came across a number of comments and possible explanations posted by many different people. I have attached one that seems most plausible........


Aug 26, 2011 23:40:08 : Comment by: bw
It's really very simple why this has happened... Ebay purchased Craigslist for this exact reason. Think about it... Ebay is a nationwide selling tool (the largest in the world) specifically designed to reach the most buyers as possible, whether that be nationwide or worldwide. If Craigslist was/had a nationwide search and free, as it is now, there would be no need for Ebay. Ebay would be defunct within 1-2 yrs. This is Ebay's way of cornering the web marketplace. They do not want you searching nationally or even statewide cause then you'd stop using Ebay. F Egay and Craigslist, which was a non-profit site produced for no other reason than to be the anti-Ebay, to stick it to corporate greed and commissions. Sell outs. Another site needs to be created just like jaXed. Once that site gets a cease and desist, another jaXed start up should be created. And another, and another, and another, and another.......
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:19 PM   #18
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Interesting...

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Aug 26, 2011 23:40:08 : Comment by: bw
It's really very simple why this has happened... Ebay purchased Craigslist for this exact reason.
I had no idea Craigslist was ever for sale or had been bought, especially by eBay. (Maybe it was a hostile take over!) Wow - I think they each have their own place and Mike and I haunt both regularly. Craigslist is way more unreliable, but most often items are close and can be had same day or almost that fast, the price is usually negotiable where at eBay... it's all a game and about the bidding. He who has deepest pockets wins (or sniping software!) But, I'm rambling on about what everyone already knows.

I'm still surprised that Craigslist is owned by eBay. So much for free enterprise. It seems like every large company is buying out/taking over the competition these days. Not good.

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Old 08-27-2011, 04:18 PM   #19
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In trying to figure out why this has happened, I came across a number of comments and possible explanations posted by many different people. I have attached one that seems most plausible........

Aug 26, 2011 23:40:08 : Comment by: bw
It's really very simple why this has happened... Ebay purchased Craigslist for this exact reason.
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I had no idea Craigslist was ever for sale or had been bought, especially by eBay.

I'm still surprised that Craigslist is owned by eBay. So much for free enterprise.
I'm sorry, but some of your beliefs in this matter are fundamentally incorrect. Craigslist is not "owned by eBay."

Craig Newmark, the owner, inventor & developer of Craigslist, had an outside investor / minority business partner in Craigslist when he started it in 1996. that minority partner position was purchased by eBay in 2004 in a private transaction. iirc, that original minority partner has never been publicly named or identified.

interestingly enough, there was litigation filed by eBay against Craigslist in 2008, and a countersuit against eBay by Craigslist. I'm unsure as to the outcome of those activities.


the owner of a web site does have rights to say how his site is to be used, or not. while this flies in the face of users who feel that someone else's work is somehow "theirs" to use as they please, the true owner is the only one who legally holds that position.

though local Craigslist sites are pervasive, one of Craig's original ideals was exactly that - that they would be local in nature, not national. and since he owns it, he has the right and the privilege to say so.

flame on if you must.....
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You think that makes it more reasonable....understandable, yes. Reasonable from a consumers standpoint...hardly. Flame on I must.
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Craigslist hasn't gotten to them yet.
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Hi jm2,

I have no personal interest in, or first hand knowledge of the legal/ethical aspects of this matter, nor have I offered any opinions on such. The quote I attached was, as stated, clearly not MY opinion. It simply seems to offer the most logical slant on the rationale behind the JaxedMash modification. I have no idea who owns or controls whatever part of whatever company, and Craig is clearly entitled to do whatever he likes with his list, for whatever reason.

The simple reality is that WE ALL have lost the use of a great tool; a search engine that facilitated commerce and made life easier. Nothing more.

Life goes on. Try to relax.
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Actually the complaint with external craigslist searches is that they pound the CL servers and transfer a lot more information than people hitting up their local CL can do by hand. It's just an infrastructure issue. As you can see, there are lots of search engines out there, banging on their servers, and they try to keep after them to shut them down, because it isn't costing those search sites anything, but it's using up the resources of CL by factors of magnitude over what they expect to have to serve up.

I used to use an external CL search site I really liked that served up all the images for ads, instead of having to click on them individually, and they shut that down as well. I was pretty annoyed, but I have to admit, serving up the images for all ads was wasting a lot of bandwidth, versus just serving up the images on the ads I clicked on. Since CL provides a free service to me, I can't really complain about it.
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The best iPhone CraigsList app I have found is craigly. I was able to get it for free during a promotion but would happily pay for it.

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Many thanks for your most sensible explanation.

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