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My system for getting deals from online classified ads

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Everyone wants to find a good deal on Craigslist or one of the other online classified listing sites. But most people just go about it “hit or miss” and hope to be lucky and come across an amazing bargain. For me, I want to make this process as easy as possible, and also increase my […] Read more »

A check that has cleared doesn’t mean it’s not a scam!

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I love exposing online scams. Really the biggest benefit is that you, the reader of this blog, is more likely to be suspicious of something if you’ve already read about similar things here. But in addition to that, I just like the idea that I’m ruining some scammer’s chance to steal money from people that […] Read more »

Your unfair advantage over lots of other Craigslist shoppers

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In the past I’ve written about third-party services that will alert you to new Craigslist postings. One of the ones I have used over the years is Blogtrottr, and I have definitely gotten some good deals as a result. But now there’s an even better way – getting new ad alerts directly from Craigslist.   […] Read more »

Quick notification of new Craigslist posts

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I love automation.  If there is something on the computer that I do regularly, it’s always nice to find a way to have the computer handle that for me automatically.  After all, that’s what the computer is good at – following instructions, never wavering, never late, always dependable.  There’s a great automated service (that is […] Read more »

How to search Craigslist nationwide

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Just about everyone has used Craigslist (www.Craigslist.org).  If you have something to sell and you want local buyers, you just post a free ad for your area and the phone starts ringing.  Same thing if you are looking to purchase something – there is a category for just about everything, and if you can’t find […] Read more »

The 1 penny email scam

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This past week was interesting.  Several hundred people got my new guide to computer security, and one of my friends emailed me asking about what appeared to be a scam email that he received.  I confirmed to him that it was indeed a scam, and thought it would be good to mention it here. The […] Read more »

Search Craigslist worldwide, using Google

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One of the great things about Craigslist (www.craigslist.org) is that it is very local. Just today I was looking for a specific piece of furniture – I found someone selling exactly what I needed, just a few miles away. We did the transaction and there were no seller fees or buyer fees of […] Read more »