#175 Jan 30, 2014
@Stacey ....What's wrong with your spell checker?...talk about looking stupid....sitting in your big glass dealer house throwing stones..nice..
#176 Jan 30, 2014
Sounds to me that your nose is out of joint. While there are circumstances from time to time that come up that might circumvent the for sale by owner section of CL. However the dealers who are posting countless cars over and over again simply do not fall into this scenario.
Just post your crappy auction cars where they belong under the dealer section and this topic goes away.
Sounds simple to me !!
#177 Jan 30, 2014
I predict that sooner rather than later CL is just going to charge both owners and dealers to advertise. They know that even at 5 dollars per ad it is a good deal compared to what the newspaper charges.
That way it will not matter where cars are listed and it will be in 1 cleaner less spam listing moving forward.
An owner I suspect will gladly pay the fee and the low end dealers simply will stop advertising.
#178 Jan 30, 2014
That wont stop the low end, auction buying, ripoff, dealers.from posting in the by owners, private party, listings...they get WAY more activity there than in the by dealers area..The junk thay are selling, the real dealers sent to tbe auction instead of trying to sell.
#179 Jan 31, 2014
Well it is starting to get noticed as even software companies that help honest dealers advertise are now talking about this issue
Maybe Stacy should read this !!
#180 Jan 31, 2014
i'm not going to report the dealer. But if someone does and DMV investigates, the dealer can face sanctions for not including name or ID number in the ad. Yes, CL IS advertising.
As for the rest of your questions, there are DMV/Vehicle Safety NYS laws that deals with ALL of those scenarios.
For example, it's illegal to flip a car from one person to another with the original title when the car was sold to someone else.
And if f gramma takes her car to a dealer to sell it, it is on consignement and is considered a dealer car as long as the dealer controls it on is lot and therefore subject to all dealer regulations.
I posted the link to the Dealer regs on this discussion so if you want the answers to your questions, just look there and you will get an education in the used car gig from the NYS law perspective.
#181 Jan 31, 2014
You don't need to register the car to get the title. You can title it without registering it.
#182 Jan 31, 2014
Dealers will still post in the owners section to get more calls form those who do not want to call dealers. They were doing it long before CL started charging for the dealers section.
#183 Jan 31, 2014
And by the way, as a dealer for 20 years I can tell you that there were many good cars that got through the auctions. Almost all of the good came from the new car dealers who wholesaled them not because they were problem cars but cuz they didn't meet thier marketing criteria for age, mileage, make, model, etc, or just cuz their lot was full!!! Early on, one of may rules was to buy ONLY from the new car dealers (unless I knew the independed dealer well) since their stock was much better and most were very good about problem children since they wanted your repeat business.
Back before the recession killed the new car and trade in market along with cash 4 clunkers pulling 750,000 low end used cars out of the system, it was relatively easy to just go to the auctions and find a few good cars to buy, put a few bucks into them and sell to a satisfied customer.
It's not as easy as it used to b to find good auction cars, but it can still be done but at a much higher price than in the past.
#184 Jan 31, 2014
Here we go again all dealers posting as owners !!
These dealers keep posting as owners then I will continue to call them out !
#185 Jan 31, 2014
I just love the fact that those dealerS that are not playing by the rules of craigslist are being called out.
#186 Jan 31, 2014
Lets see what Friday night brought us
More examples esp Justin of dealers commiting fraud by advertising as owners
#187 Jan 31, 2014
If the dealers played by the rules on cl, they would have to raise the price of the car.
Do you want to pay more for the car or less?
#188 Feb 1, 2014
Craigslist got the message....check it out, no more flag, now it actually allows for marking it as prohibited ..... cl is giving the policing ability to you the consumer.....take full advantage of it...it still will take more than one opinion to kill the add..so don't hold back and take note the dealers will be playimg more games now so look close...
#189 Feb 1, 2014
Your sowing your stupidity again...we are talking about adds in an area that the consumer DOES NOT WANT A DEALER CAR ...so raise the price and run your adds where they belong...we wont care...
#190 Feb 1, 2014
Yes they are going to raise the price of their crappy cars what 5 dollars ???
Stacey you make no sence !!
#191 Feb 1, 2014
The best news of the day !!
#192 Feb 1, 2014
Cl didn't get no message, they just change the word flag to prohibited.
And if stupid one can figure out which one is a dealer then so can all the other consumers.
#193 Feb 1, 2014
Hey Craigslist Police,
How about this posting, its posted in the FREE section yet its not free.
#194 Feb 1, 2014
Ok, Statistics bare out that most people selling a car from their driveway are doing so because that vehicle has an issue that cost on average over $1400. The private seller has no problem covering up that issue to "get rid" of the problem from their pocket book. You see, the private owner is only going to sell one car and has no worry of being reported to a consumer group. A dealer would like to sell more than the one car, in fact his very living depends on that fact. The private seller just needs the money fo move on. As for the legality of listing under by owner, I can state solidly it is not illegal. You could however find civil president to file a legal action should the dealer not provide what they advertised. You see the dealer has no choice but to handle the sale as a dealer by completing all the documentation of the sale. As stated before, you would know in advance of the sale it was a dealer sale. It might be inconvenient for you to have driven to see the car only to find the dealer is the "Owner", but not illegal. The idea of a dealer being a risky seller is actually the inverse as the statistics show. Legality only comes into play if the person selling the vehicle has no legal ownership, all dealers own their cars. The statement above regarding the "Car Flipper" is the real menus to Craigslist ads. These people have no problem taking your hard earned money and providing you with JUNK.
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