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    accessing Craigs list

    Is there a way you can access the whole Craigs list area if you are looking for a specific item instead of having to go through city by city and state by state? I know a lot of you use CL to search for bike parts and was wondering if there was an easier way. Can I put in say Brooks b72 and have it show in various parts of the country instead of having to go through area by area?

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    I set up a craigslist folder in firefox for the three cities near me and then choose "Open all in tabs." I don't think they want people mining the whole craigslist for deals. Google searches will sometimes bring up Craigslist pages but usually they seems old.

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    It's an intentional 'feature.' They want CL to be local only. I subscribe to RSS feeds for the closest cities. Or do what Mendel does.
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    Bob,
    You may be wasting your time checking distant Craigslists. Most craigslisters won't take checks/moneyorders and won't ship stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobn View Post
    Is there a way you can access the whole Craigs list area if you are looking for a specific item instead of having to go through city by city and state by state? I know a lot of you use CL to search for bike parts and was wondering if there was an easier way. Can I put in say Brooks b72 and have it show in various parts of the country instead of having to go through area by area?

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    If you go to crazedlist.org it will search whichever cities you select.

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    oodle.com is a metasearch that works with craiglists

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    Bob,
    You may be wasting your time checking distant Craigslists. Most craigslisters won't take checks/moneyorders and won't ship stuff.
    In fact, Craigslist itself recommends this. See the highlighted all-caps #1: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    Bob,
    You may be wasting your time checking distant Craigslists. Most craigslisters won't take checks/moneyorders and won't ship stuff.
    +1

    I won't ship, take checks or deliver. You want it, come get it... and bring cash.

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    Thanks for all the replys folks. It is appreciated.

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    google.com
    Search: "whatever you are looking for" site:craigslist.com

    It'll return some older stuff as well but will give you an idea. Of course if you find an older listing of something there is always a chance the person might still have it.
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