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Facebook Marketplace BS price car ads #5205135 09/05/19 08:35 AM
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Seems like a lot of the late model ads that post a low price are just posting the down payment. It totally messes up the search function. There isn't even a place to report the ad. This is worse than Craigslist now.

Re: Facebook Marketplace BS price car ads [Re: atikovi] #5205139 09/05/19 08:39 AM
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What is Facebook?


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Re: Facebook Marketplace BS price car ads [Re: atikovi] #5205145 09/05/19 08:45 AM
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lol, just don't shop there.

I've been to a real, fairly big car lot where they wouldn't even tell me what the cars cost! I blinked a few times like I was in the twilight zone before leaving.

Re: Facebook Marketplace BS price car ads [Re: atikovi] #5205152 09/05/19 08:49 AM
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Try cargurus.com and the others like it .


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Re: Facebook Marketplace BS price car ads [Re: atikovi] #5205183 09/05/19 09:17 AM
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Go elsewhere. Problem solved.
Personally I don't use fakebook. Never had it, never will, and will never miss it.


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Re: Facebook Marketplace BS price car ads [Re: atikovi] #5205184 09/05/19 09:18 AM
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Equally bad is the inability to filter out dealer listings. You can show only dealer listings but there is no option to show private seller only. Even Craigslist lets you do that.


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Re: Facebook Marketplace BS price car ads [Re: Dave9] #5205207 09/05/19 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Dave9
I've been to a real, fairly big car lot where they wouldn't even tell me what the cars cost! I blinked a few times like I was in the twilight zone before leaving.


I had a similar experience when looking at a used X3 during one of the bank liquidation events that dealers do once or twice a year. Ask him what they were asking and was told that they don't disclose that information. I just stared at him then he proceeded...first they would have to run my credit (didn't even ask if I was going to be financing) then based off the report we'd have to agree to a conditional offer first, once that was decided the total purchase price would be disclosed. I was dumbfounded. Turned right around and walked out. Shame too, it was a clean X3 and I had cash in hand.


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Re: Facebook Marketplace BS price car ads [Re: atikovi] #5205291 09/05/19 11:16 AM
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Re: Facebook Marketplace BS price car ads [Re: atikovi] #5205297 09/05/19 11:27 AM
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CL is mostly a waste of time now too. I did find the Nissan Versa in my sig from FB marketplace though. Sometimes you get 'lucky'.


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Re: Facebook Marketplace BS price car ads [Re: Fawteen] #5205298 09/05/19 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Fawteen
Go elsewhere. Problem solved.
Personally I don't use fakebook. Never had it, never will, and will never miss it.


The reality is Facebook is replacing Craigslist for the type of market I believe OP is seeking.

Lot of great bargains on Facebook including a local tag line sale where hone owner just gave me a front loader Bosch small washer free. Far less sketchy as platform then CL.

People focus on the social media aspect but it’s a great place to buy and sell and people you plainly see or not. I judge off pictures that are visible to see if I want to deal with party.

Re: Facebook Marketplace BS price car ads [Re: atikovi] #5205335 09/05/19 12:23 PM
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The thing is, the younger people are doing FB and you pretty much have to list everywhere to have a better chance of selling.

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FB marketplace is a joke. I've got my Cadillac listed up for $1,400 with photos and ALL the information on the car. All I've gotten are "Will you take $700?" "What's wrong with it?" "Does it run and drive?". I retort to all these messages with "No" or "Read the ad".

If you have a SPECIFIC question, then ask it. Otherwise don't waste my time.


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Re: Facebook Marketplace BS price car ads [Re: atikovi] #5205384 09/05/19 01:11 PM
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I had someone message me on FB asking if I would trade my Porsche Carrera straight-up for his fox body convertible. Another one offered me $5.5k less than my asking and became indignant when I refused.

These types of interactions are not exclusive to FB marketplace - you have to deal with idiots and low ballers no matter where/how you're selling a car. Dealers do it everyday and in greater numbers than you or I. My favorite are those that come look at the car and then ghost you - why do some people just love wasting time?


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Re: Facebook Marketplace BS price car ads [Re: 14Accent] #5205402 09/05/19 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
The thing is, the younger people are doing FB and you pretty much have to list everywhere to have a better chance of selling.

Depends on your age. For the teenagers, FB is for "old" people. Like email. Grandparents LOVE FB because they can see new pictures of their grandkids every week.

Scammers, slimy sellers and freaks infest every free ad listing service. However, at least in my area, FB Marketplace has taken a huge chunk out of CL, leaving mostly the idiots behind (but bringing along plenty of scammers). When I listed the Honda Pilot on both services the first time around, I got one good lead from CL and many from FB. Second time around I didn't waste my time with CL and it sold quickly through FB Marketplace.

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FB marketplace is a joke. I've got my Cadillac listed up for $1,400 with photos and ALL the information on the car. All I've gotten are "Will you take $700?" "What's wrong with it?" "Does it run and drive?". I retort to all these messages with "No" or "Read the ad".

If you have a SPECIFIC question, then ask it. Otherwise don't waste my time.

I too can express my dissatisfaction with most responses from both services. I put "Needs transmission work" at the top and bottom of the ad text. Most responses were oblivious to this fact. Instead of hovering over the ad all day, I waited until I got several replies and then responded to all of them at once with copy-and-paste.

Yeah the worst is the lowballers. I didn't even get "Will you take $XXX" it was just "$250" messaged to me (Talking now about a mower I sold). After a while I just ignored these. But no matter how you handle it, someone will find a way to waste your time.

I did get a bit of revenge. On the Pilot, I had an obvious car flipper (FB feed full of cars for sale for the past 2 years) giving me a sob story about how he needed me to deliver this car for him 50 miles away, for a lowball price, because, wife, family, kids, sob stories went on and on. I just egged him one while I sold the car to someone else and then put him on ignore.


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Girlfriend was buying a new car and I was tasked with selling her old car. Had it on Craigslist and this dude calls me telling me he can be there in 1-1/2 hours cash in hand, low ball offer of $1k less than asking price. We get to talking and I tell him this is my girlfriend's car I'm selling.

Does she know you're selling her car? Funniest thing I heard in a long time. I said yes she does otherwise I would have told you to start driving!


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