Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Why Buying Locally Just Makes Sense

Months before Connecticut Free Classified was up and running, I needed to sell an item online so I posted it on one of the many online classified list sites only to be disappointed in the end. It all started with selling some tools I didn't need anymore, namely a table saw for $450.00 Within a day I received an email asking me if the item was still for sale. Still for sale? I was so excited I couldn't type the email fast enough and hit SEND. The buyer then called me on the number I had provided him in my last email. He told me he was sending me a bank check for the full amount, and would I mind packing it up for his shipper that he would hire at his expense and have at my house in a few days. I said sure and then we hung up.

A few days later I received the bank check in my mail box and I opened it up and found a check in the amount of $4,500. At first I just stared at the amount, then I realized he must have made a mistake, so I called him right away. He told me his father had been in a terrible accident and he must have told the teller at the bank the wrong amount. He quickly apologized and then told me to just cash the check and send him the difference back. He would have his shipper come by in the next day or so and pick up the saw.

I started to feel uneasy about the whole thing so I took the check to my local bank branch and asked them to run a security check on his bank check. Within a few hours I was notified that his check was a fraud and that no such account number existed anywhere. At first I saw mad, then just bummed out. I really wanted to sell that saw and get some extra cash. After a few days I found out that Nigerian scammers were all over these classified list sites trying to extort money out of people using this same method.

That's when I decided to sell my stuff locally to people I could meet and get paid in cash. This is where a local classified web site comes in real handy. I feel so much more comfortable dealing locally with people right here in my home state that having to ship things out of state and dealing with cashing out of state checks, never knowing what you're going to run into. My guess is, a that a lot of people feel the same way that I do. If so, then http://www.connecticutfreeclassified.com/ should be a hit right here at home in Connecticut. Good luck selling those household items you no longer need, and please be careful of people who prey on folks like us!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Over 220,000 hits in 8 months!

We've been online now since April and in that time we have had some 220,000 visitors to our new website. We now have about 80 full time users and growing daily. We are looking forward to seeing our website advertised on television for even greater exposure. Stop by and visit our site and tell your friends about us. Happy Holidays to all our followers and friends!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Twitter Account

To greatly enhance the speed at which we advertise developmental changes to our site, we have created a twitter page that will show regular updates and will give you the opportunity to ask us questions. Please visit us on twitter: http://twitter.com/ConnecticutAds

Many thanks, and have a great day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Brand New Internal Messaging System

We have just finished a new internal messaging system within Connecticut Free Classified which allows users to contact the administration as well as reply to messages sent to them by the administration.

Very similar layout and design to many popular email programs, it's ease of use and user friendly controls really brings this web site to a whole new level of classified web sites.

Check back often for more new features that we will be incorporating into the new site. If there is a feature you would like to see made available on the site, please let us know and we will run it by our development department!

From all of us here at Connecticut Free Classified, LLC,


Monday, April 13, 2009

We've been live for 2 weeks and already had to flag a posting!

This morning some user decided to place an ad for bulk Viagra! Give me a break...
With nothing better to do these Internet Pirates seem to find great joy in messing with web sites and email on the Internet! So now it has prompted our "cracker-jack" team of developers to write a new script that actually allows the administrators to "ban" certain email addresses. Not only that, we are developing a new system that actually flags the ad, PRIOR to the user ever being able to actually post the ad!

So, what are you going to do? Go with the flow and work around the obstacles that could get in our way. But with the talent behind CFC, challenges are what keeps us on top of our game! For those of you who hate that kind of Internet Piracy, please enjoy using the web site as we are undeterred from our course of action. All the best to you good people!

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