Massena Craigslist
The idea man

Brasher Falls, NY

#1 Oct 29, 2009
Has anyone checked out the Massena Craigslist Rants and Raves section? You have to at least verify your email address to post and they WILL NOT tolerate the kind of "Who Is" crap that goes on here.
So far, it hasn't been used much but I think it's because people haven't yet realized that Massena now has a craigslist.
Who cares

New York, NY

#2 Oct 29, 2009
Nope never checked it out. My daughter uses the site. She bought a vehicle from there.
Sanity

Nedrow, NY

#3 Oct 29, 2009
It took me awhile to find it. It's listed as Potsdam-Massena. I'm glad we finally have a local CL now. I've used the New York City CL many times and had very good luck buying and selling things. Craigs now keeps tighter control and doesn't allow anonymous posters. They had too much trouble with people engaging in illegal activities like drugs and prostitution.
massena forum cleanup

Ithaca, NY

#4 Oct 29, 2009
i wish more people had cheap stuff for sale in the area, would make local craigs worth my time haha.
Sanity

Nedrow, NY

#5 Oct 29, 2009
The Free Trader is very useful, actually. But these days, many people are used to doing everything and anything online. I guess they avoid real life and contact with real people as much as possible. Maybe this Internet thing isn't all that great? ;-)
I Care

Utica, NY

#6 Oct 29, 2009
I look forward to the Free trader. Everything isn't always listed online. I use North Country Now's website and they don't have everything that the Massena Courier has. I think the internet has taken over many of our lives. It's a lazy way sometimes of checking on things..hehe
Sanity

Nedrow, NY

#7 Oct 29, 2009
You know, I can honestly say, I've never been burned by anything I've bought from ads in the Free Trader. I've even met some nice people, some of whom have become friends as a result.
True story. A few months ago, I was moving and needed to get rid of a few things. I posted an ad for a couple of older air conditioners, an older microwave oven and a brand new coffeemaker (never used, still in box, just had too many). I screened the calls, and some people were just looking for something they could get for free and sell. Heck, one woman wanted me to DELIVER the air conditioners and put them IN for her! One guy called, really was sincere and needed these things. I explained that they were older A/C's and ate electricity like heck. He was fine with that. Long story short, he came with his brother in law, picked up the items. His family had recently been burned out of their house and were starting from scratch. I assured him that everything worked, it just wasn't the newest and latest stuff. He knew where I was moving, to, because it was in the immediate neighborhood. I kid you not... two weeks later, he shows up at my new house with a 24 pack of the brand of beer that he saw I was throwing out an empty box of at the old house, and a beautiful macaroni casserole that his wife made, to THANK us for those items he got from us. They all worked perfectly and made their lives easier. NOW, that's the kind of thing that gives me hope in the future of life in the North Country!
Sanity

Nedrow, NY

#8 Oct 29, 2009
I forgot to mention, I was GIVING those things away, not selling them.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#9 Oct 29, 2009
There were problems with Craiglist postings on the west coast. One posting was a "Truck for sale" and when the woman and her son went to the address they were robbed, here in Tacoma, WA
MassenaFreecycle Owner

Ithaca, NY

#10 Oct 29, 2009
There is a freecycle group for Massena and also a selling group called MassenaNYTrashorTreasure (MNYTOT) - they are both listed on yahoo groups.
Sanity

Nedrow, NY

#11 Oct 30, 2009
Yes, when I was moving and had LOTS of stuff to give away, I applied for membership to the Massena Freecycle Yahoo group. Never heard back, so most stuff went to the curb and got ruined in the rain. It's a shame, because some good stuff got destroyed that could have been used by someone.
MassenaFreecycle Owner

Ithaca, NY

#12 Oct 30, 2009
I have only denied a handful of memberships to the group - and they were for people who didn't live in the catchment area or people who stated they were looking to buy or sell something so you if you fell into that area you were denied and you would have received a response. You would never "not hear back" because there is an auto responder on the group. I have owned this group for a year. There was one previous to mine that was shut down, perhaps it was that one. What is a shame is your good stuff got destroyed when you could have donated it to a local charity like the Salvation Army or St. Vincent DePaul instead of throwing it in the garbage.
Sarah

Nedrow, NY

#13 Oct 30, 2009
big fan of the massenafreecycle! check it out!
Lucy Goosey

Long Eddy, NY

#14 Dec 15, 2009
Sanity wrote:
It took me awhile to find it. It's listed as Potsdam-Massena. I'm glad we finally have a local CL now. I've used the New York City CL many times and had very good luck buying and selling things. Craigs now keeps tighter control and doesn't allow anonymous posters. They had too much trouble with people engaging in illegal activities like drugs and prostitution.
other problems include hundreds of victims of FRAUD from craigs list... people want to buy your product, mail you a counterfeit cashiers check, have you cash it then mail them back the difference in cash, so you THINK you're getting paid. all you get is a negative account balance.

BEWARE OF THAT... but on the topic, i think people need to use that rants and raves, and let massenas scumbags keep using this one!!

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