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How To Respond To A Classified Ad

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by Ryan, May 16, 2014.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,052

    Ryan
    ADMINISTRATOR
    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Even though we have not allowed threads replies to classified ads for over a year, we still get lots of questions about it. So, I thought a tutorial was in order.

    Let's say you found a car that you want to buy and you need to get a hold of the owner to offer some ridiculously low sum for his vehicle. Easy. First, just click on his username like this:

    ad1.jpg

    That will bring you to a pop up. On that pop up, just click "start a conversation" like so:

    ad2.jpg

    From there, you can have a private conversation with the owner.

    Enjoy!
     
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  2. silverdome
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 536

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    Member

    Wow! With this new H.A.M.B. it makes one more thing I have to learn. We just installed new computers at work and with all the updates my brain just might explode. I think a good cold beer or six every night for the next month will cure it though. It's gonna be one heck of a ride!
     
  3. johntomferg
    Joined: Dec 12, 2013
    Posts: 8

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    Member

    What if you also cannot start a private conversation with the seller?
    "
    The following error occurred:
    Participants:
    You may not start a conversation with the following recipients: <name>
    "

    What then?
     
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  4. fergie059
    Joined: Jun 27, 2010
    Posts: 68

    fergie059
    Member
    from ohio

    Yea,what He said. Im intrested in RICH B 'S f2 brakes,and for the life of me,I tried everyway to contact him and cant .Bring back PM'S
     
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  5. Chev38
    Joined: Nov 3, 2007
    Posts: 34

    Chev38
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Each time I try to reply to a listing I get an error message that tells me to enter a valid message!
     
  6. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,052

    Ryan
    ADMINISTRATOR
    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    You might have noticed that I tested each of your accounts. Each test worked... So, give it another try. Maybe we were working on the feature when you guys got errors. Also, check out the tutorial on conversations that I just finished here.
     
  7. fergie059
    Joined: Jun 27, 2010
    Posts: 68

    fergie059
    Member
    from ohio

    Just figured out what I was doing wrong! Sorry,Ryan for the drama.
    It is actually easier than it looks!!
     
  8. 32 thunder
    Joined: Feb 19, 2012
    Posts: 38

    32 thunder
    Member
    from Sanger, CA

    Ryan
    When I click on the members name it brings up a pop-up but nowhere on the pop-up is "start a conversation". Am I doing something wrong?

    Greg
     
  9. jimvette59
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 791

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  10. aussie oldie
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 400

    aussie oldie
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    I get enter a valid question also. I have tried for an hour and cant get through. I have probably lost the chance to buy now. Please bring back PM's
     
  11. aussie oldie
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 400

    aussie oldie
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Sorry Ryan, I also finally figured it out.
    Phil.
     
  12. hamb13
    Joined: Nov 10, 2012
    Posts: 1

    hamb13
    Member

    how about putting a ICON - reply. that way you haven't have to have people SEARCHING for a way to contact someone, or continue to work like the gov't.

    back, how about adding a SEND button also.

    think i'm frustrated - as of now 1,378 people have to find this thread. to figure a simple response to a seller out.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2014
  13. 2ugly
    Joined: Nov 15, 2010
    Posts: 16

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    Member

    A little confusing, I just tried to ask a seller a question about a part. Did the "start a conversation" thing, all seemed to go well ...but when I was looking for a "send" option after previewing my question, the only choice was "start a conversation" ? Seems like reinventing the wheel to me ? What's wrong with "send" or "reply" ? Appreciate your work... I'm not complaining .......it's like my "so called smartphone", it takes 1 or 2 extra steps to call, answer or end a phone call, are we all going backwards now?
     
  14. FTreadway
    Joined: Nov 26, 2010
    Posts: 44

    FTreadway
    Member

    Change is not always good. Bring back the old method of PM's. Just tried to respond to a classified ad per the instructions. Nothing seemed to happen!
     
  15. funk 49
    Joined: Nov 14, 2010
    Posts: 242

    funk 49
    Member

    I have been trying to contact Russ_B_10 for a month with a few different conversations started about a current add he has running with no response. I believe I did it right,but with no response after that many tries ,I don't know if the messages went through. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank You,
    funk 49
     
  16. RoadScholar
    Joined: Sep 18, 2012
    Posts: 4

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    Hi Joe,

    I have been looking for some American TTO's for a while. I am working on a '53 Ford F-100, and as you know the BHP for these pickups is is 5 on 5-1/2. Your wheels and tires look to be in very good condition, and I believe your price is reasonable. You call them 'old school'. Does this mean they are bias-ply tires? How are the sidewalls - any cracking?

    Now this may be a long shot, as I live near Blacksburg Virginia and you have indicated you want to sell your wheels/tires to someone who will pick them up. It's not that I wouldn't drive to get them (Google indicates about 12-hours, one-way) but with the holidays fast approaching there's less time for long trips, and with the weather getting bad, it could be an iffy proposition until Spring. Having said that, do you think you might consider shipping them? I can give you a call if you want to discuss.

    Thanks,

    Jim Coffey
    'RoadScholar'




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  17. HOT ROD BILL
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
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  18. HOT ROD BILL
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 714

    HOT ROD BILL
    Member

    error enter valid message, what am I doing wrong?
     
  19. dirttoo
    Joined: Feb 17, 2009
    Posts: 136

    dirttoo
    Member

    (You have insufficient privileges to reply here.)
    Why is that at the bottom of all of the classified ads that I am interested in?
    (You have insufficient privileges to reply here.)
     
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  20. No one can respond to a classified ad, send them a P.M. (conversation)
     
  21. Every time I try to post a ad it says I don't have enough permission to do so. I got a car I want to sell. Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks!


    Dawson 1939 Willys Sedan
     
  22. Are you trying to do it from the APP? If so that is your problem as classifieds are not compatible with it. You have to access it form the browser on your device if that is how you are trying to do it.
     
  23. Got it! Gotta go to browser and sign in. Thanks, J.P.


    Dawson 1939 Willys Sedan
     
  24. BERNIES WELDING
    Joined: Mar 31, 2011
    Posts: 216

    BERNIES WELDING
    Member

    well to start off with i am not that thrilled with the new way of contacting someone that has something to sell. also at the bottom of the page that has the item i am interested in it says that , i have, insufficient privileges to contact this person. what is that all about? what have i not done to be able to contact someone?
     
  25. No one can respond to a classified ad, you must use the "start a conversation" tab
     
  26. Alltime
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
    Posts: 4

    Alltime
    Member
    from So Cal

    When I click on the name it doesn't give me the option the start a conversation
     
  27. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 4,947

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  28. Hi Ryan could you please contact me.
     
  29. rmira56
    Joined: Apr 22, 2007
    Posts: 26

    rmira56
    Member

    everytime i click on "start conversation" it opens up my file folders dialogue box. i am unable to start conversatations...can you check my account. i still get alerts and i used to be able to engage in conversations in the past.

    thank you
     
  30. Slick34
    Joined: Jan 22, 2016
    Posts: 15

    Slick34
    Member

    I found someone looking for a set of 34 Ford running boards. Filled out what I had but nowhere is a send or reply. What do I need to do?
     

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