Craigslist is Barren

Shootymacshootface

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Has anyone noticed how few listings are on CL? I guess that its another unexpected side effect of the plague.
 

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Well we can invent reasons, like they have bigger concerns right now. Or maybe they think the seller's market will be terrible, which is probably correct. Anyone care to speculate how new car sales are right now? It's a real question as I have no idea. Anyway, in terms of used machinery, what's the motivation right now to sell, other than someone passing away...
 

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Haven't been on CL since all the debacle but I could see it going both ways. People either cleaning out or purging excess for some spare change. On the other hand I wouldn't want to be dealing with anyone I don't have to right now!!! :eek 2:
 

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I would say that many ads have been taken down, new ads not put up because it's not a idea to come i to contact with random people right now.
 

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My local (Portland) listings look normal. Lots of machines, tooling, and tools. Might be a regional thing.
 

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Here in New England it is mostly items that have been up for a long time. I think that Ebay is the way to go right now. More items and no direct contact with yucky humans.
 

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I'm doing my part to keep it alive , I sold my Cub 126 off of CL today . One less yard ornament ! :big grin:
 

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I hope that, that didn't leave you tractorless. I have a 1956 Farmall Cub with a loader. I don't know how I would get along without it
 

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By no means . I still have 3 zero turns and the Bota FEL . ( along with some other toys )The Cub I hope will be my last ..............................until the next one .
 

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Has anyone noticed how few listings are on CL? I guess that its another unexpected side effect of the plague.
Dunno about the plague thing, but my experience lately has been that people are moving from Craigslist to Facebook marketplace. (Not advocating for FB since I'd just as soon it went away, but the user groups on there are nice, as is marketplace..)
 

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Dunno about the plague thing, but my experience lately has been that people are moving from Craigslist to Facebook marketplace. (Not advocating for FB since I'd just as soon it went away, but the user groups on there are nice, as is marketplace..)
Come to think of it my wife looks there frequently, I think. I've never had a FB account, but she keeps an eye on RI3gun to keep me informed of upcoming matches.
 

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Cub Cadet

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Handsome and hard working garden tractors.

Craigslist is still producing for me, I found the exact rolling workbench I had been hoping for today and will put my new Rockwell DP on it tomorrow. Yes, much classified traffic has gone over to Facebook. I sold my camper there a few weeks back although I did have it listed on Craigslist too. People are on that thing 24x7 so it's bound to be a good place for selling stuff. I only use it for Marketplace and Messenger now, I do my "social" media at Hobby Machinist these days :grin:

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Hey ! That's a sweet looking Cubby there ! :encourage:
 

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The Cubby giving you a.......never mind TMI
 

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The 126 is also the 3rd rarest cub built with a production run of just 5,247 units built!
Here's mine I restored from a basket case several year ago.

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And just for the he!! of it, my front yard on the 4th every year.
That's been a few years ago though, The fleet has grown somewhat since that picture!

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This is from last year
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Very nice condition cruiser!!!
 

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Thank You!!
It's one of 964 produced and is blessed with a special order paint code for a non standard 300F paint color, Polar Blue.
300 Club Int'l Inc research shows that It is the only one known to have been painted that color when new although there are several others known to have been painted other colors that were non standard 300 colors.
Supporting paperwork was found under the back seat when we cleaned it out prior to restoration back in '85.
We drug it out of a barn near Council Bluffs, IA back in '79
 

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That is a great story, wow, I'm glad it went to someone who cares. :encourage:
 

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Here in the Houston area, there are very few new ads. In fact last week I ran an ad in "Tools" and it stayed on the first page for a week. There are usually 50-100 new Tool ads a day.
 

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Nice collection of Cubs fin . I saw them over on the OCC site also . My 126 should leave tomorrow if the guy cleans his trailer off . I have a bunch of literature on all the old Cubs that will most likely show up on OCC also . I just plain old have too many hobbies . :grin:
 

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Yeah, I need to thin the herd as well. There is another 126 on the bench right now!
Going to hang a deck on it and use it for a spell this spring.
 
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