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    Well I posted a scope I was selling for an AK-47 on Craigslist last night, just a SCOPE, not an AK-47. Woke up this morning to a email saying "your post has been flagged and removed". Apparently you can't even sell firearm related items on Craigslist.

    They are probably afraid it would be used to kill someone...But I'm sure I could buy a chainsaw on there without any problems!

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    T Vance wrote:
    Well I posted a scope I was selling for an AK-47 on Craigslist last night, just a SCOPE, not an AK-47. Woke up this morning to a email saying "your post has been flagged and removed". Apparently you can't even sell firearm related items on Craigslist.

    They are probably afraid it would be used to kill someone...But I'm sure I could buy a chainsaw on there without any problems!
    They're probably just afraid of getting sued. Lawyers chill all this stuff

    Even if CL is really just an anti outfit, it's theirs to run the way they want. (And you can feel very justified in demanding a refund on your listing fee.)

    Why not try a gun sale list, TV?






    Partial list of items for sale and services the advertisement of which is not permitted on craigslist:
    • Obscene material or child pornography.
    • Offer or solicitation of illegal prostitution.
    • Weapons and related items, including but not limited to firearms, disguised, undetectable or switchblade knives, martial arts weapons, scopes, silencers, ammunition, ammunition magazines, BB guns, tear gas or stun guns.
    • Items issued to United States Armed Forces that have not been disposed of in accordance with Department of Defense demilitarization policies.
    • Fireworks, including but not limited to "safe and sane" fireworks or any destructive devices or explosives.
    • Controlled substances or illegal drugs, substances and items used to manufacture controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.
    • Alcohol or tobacco products.
    • Prescription drugs and ....

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    HankT wrote:
    They're probably just afraid of getting sued. Lawyers chill all this stuff
    Well if that's the casethe next time I get hurt by something I'm going to do some research on that item and find out if it was acquired through Craigslist. I'll be rolling in the "dough". Which would suit me properly!

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    T Vance wrote:
    HankT wrote:
    They're probably just afraid of getting sued. Lawyers chill all this stuff
    Well if that's the casethe next time I get hurt by something I'm going to do some research on that item and find out if it was acquired through Craigslist. I'll be rolling in the "dough". Which would suit me properly!
    When I first started looking at Craigslist about 3-4 years ago, gun listings were not uncommon. I bought a very nice S&W 1066 that I found there. Got me started on 10mm that one did...

    I wish CL would list guns/accessories too. Sometimes people sneak ads in to CL that pass scrutiny for awhile.

    Don't get hurt too bad, TV. MOC and the Michigan guys need you...

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    Just list it as an 'optical device' that fits one of them black guns. Don't have to give the manufactures name, just say one of the better ones. Be creative. Later, Bob
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    upilllar.com

    It's new, but give it a shot :P

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    I ended up selling it yesterday off of MGO.

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    bobn911 wrote:
    For sale. An 'optical device' with crosshairsthat fits one of them bullet throwing contraptions like Al Queda uses. Email for details.
    I like that idea.Imade some small changes to yours.

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    Hey, whatever works. Have a good one. Bob
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    The flagging is done by the craigslist nazi's, there are people who have no lives that sit on craigslist all day just to flag things they don't like. We have posted our puppies at least 50 times now due to flagger's..

    Why it is against T.O.S to post gun's is unclear to me as they never answered my email asking them.

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    You can't post anything gun related... but you can post prostitution??

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    Craigslist is hokie... I have posted split firewood for sale in my are and "they" craigslist removes my post everytime claiming ash borer this and ash borer that... i had to send them a email with information from the DNRs website about firewood and the sale and movement of wood in michigan... then they stopped deleting my threads...

    They also refuse to allow me to post some of my electronic goodies for sale also... like a preban stryker radio and other stuff...

    CL is a sham... like the other poster stated....
    but you can post prostitution??

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    THway wrote:
    Craigslist is hokie... I have posted split firewood for sale in my are and "they" craigslist removes my post everytime claiming ash borer this and ash borer that... i had to send them a email with information from the DNRs website about firewood and the sale and movement of wood in michigan... then they stopped deleting my threads...

    They also refuse to allow me to post some of my electronic goodies for sale also... like a preban stryker radio and other stuff...

    CL is a sham...
    Did you demand your listing fees back?



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    You can't post anything gun related... but you can post prostitution??
    Nah. Both are prohibited.

    See the partial list of prohibited items a few posts above this one.

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    I believe Craigslist originated in San Francisco...what can you expect really?

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    sevenplusone wrote:
    I believe Craigslist originated in San Francisco...what can you expect really?
    http://www.craigslist.org/about/craig_newmark

    A web-oriented software engineer by training, with 30 years of IT experience at companies such as IBM and Bank of America, Craig now spends his days working as a customer service rep at craigslist.

    In 1995 while Craig was working at Schwab, he started craigslist as an email list for friends and co-workers about events going on in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1999, Craig retired from IT consulting to work full-time on craigslist. What started as a fun side project in Craig's living room has since grown into one of the busiest sites on the internet, helping people with basic day-to-day needs such as finding a job, an apartment and a date, all within a culture of trust.

    Craig continues to embrace his inner nerd though he no longer wears thick black glasses that are held together with tape, and he retired the plastic pocket protector some years ago.

    Craig is involved with a variety of community efforts and is particularly interested in organizations promoting public diplomacy, mideast peace and new forms of media such as participatory journalism. He's on the boards of Sunlight Foundation, OneVoice, FactCheckED, and VotoLatino.

    Craig graduated from Case Western University.




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    sevenplusone wrote:
    I believe Craigslist originated in San Francisco...what can you expect really?
    Huh?

    What do you mean?

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    Careful, he's dangling a worm on a nasty three-barbed hook...
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