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    Default Almost a poll? How many of you check the classifieds routinely?

    I can't help but admit this is a bit self serving, but how many of you routinely check the datsunclassifieds for parts your are looking for? I tend not to post parts for sale here, but just did post one over 'there' and wonder how active sales are?

    I will not post a link to the ad in an effort to convince you that this is a valid question that deserves some feed back.

    Perhaps admin Mike will appreaciate some discussion here.

    I really like the hybridz approach of just having for sale and WTB ads just be part of the daily posts that come and go. Since I always start the day with a "what's new" click, it would be great if any new ads on datsunclassified where just a simple part of what appears.
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    I check the classifieds so INfrequently, that I can't even bother responding to this poll.
    Oh wait...
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    I too check infrequently, mostly only if an ad on the side windows gets my attention.

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    I almost never look at the Classifieds. I like the Hybridz.org method also. I use What's New? to see what's happening too.
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    I don't check regularly but only because I'm no longer in a buying mode. As to selling, I had a restored steering wheel posted for a few months and it was recently purchased by a fellow in Perth AU and targeted for his upcoming work on HS30-0063. I'd say the classifieds are working.

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    I check them infrequently, probably once a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zed Head View Post
    I almost never look at the Classifieds. I like the Hybridz.org method also. I use What's New? to see what's happening too.
    It's been years since I've checked Classifieds. Ebay tends to be my "Go to" used parts source. As for the Hybridz.org method of posting to Classifieds, one MUST be a Donating member of the forum in order to post items for sale. If you don't donate financially, you can look, but not sell. When they changed to that mode, there was quite a bit of complaining a few years ago.
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    I would MUCH rather have the classifieds as just another forum so they appear as posts in the new content view. I find the current classifieds to be clumsy and I don't check regularly. I do, however, check CL regularly via SearchTempest. I'm not in the market for cars or parts, but I like to see what's available in case a great deal comes along.
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    I agree with Jeff, clumsy, appearing as post would quick to navigate.

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    maybe a few times a year. I do not like the current gui nor all the stale data.
    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
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    I check them maybe once every 6 weeks, but my car is 95% complete and I'm not really in buying mode anymore.
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    I check the classifieds infrequently maybe every month but I don't need parts right now. Because I can't make the search function for forums work that well I like the current classifieds better than having the classifieds as a forum. I might be the lone ranger on this one.

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    I also utilize the New Posts feature on both forums. Because HBZ has their classifieds integrated into the forum, they're essentially browsed by everyone, everyday. I look at classifieds here maybe once every month or two and don't really seem to miss anything.
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    I got to admit that I have given up on the classifieds here a while ago. I like the integrated forums approach instead of a separate link. I also got frustrated posting in the classifieds here.
    I don't mind being forced to donate to Hybridz to sell. I do think it cuts down on the scammers.
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    I am with Jeff in post #8. I find is a hassle to use and therefore don't use it.

    If it moves to the forum, then I would like to in a separate section like: Cars, Racing & History, Products & Services etc.

    I can understand why Hybridz made the move to only financial contributing members selling. Stops the one offs trying to make a quick sell and never come back. The site forum is about members helping each other, not making it easier for an outsider to make a buck.

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    Ditto! I find them awkward to use and difficult to navigate. Perhaps we should ask Mike about changing them?
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    I look at the recent items for sale that show up on the side banners, but I don't navigate to the classifieds to search very often. I do like seeing the recent cars that are for sale. I'm also not really looking for parts to buy, but I was able to find the car I purchased 2 years ago from the classifieds. I posted a wanted ad and after several months got a response from the previoius owner of my car. Out of coincidence (or maybe fate), he checked the wanted ads and he decided to contact me.

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    There was a time under the old classifieds that I could get notified via email when someone posted something in the 240Z parts section. That was rather handy, as it pushed the content to my phone. Then it stopped working, and I moved on. Does the new system have that feature?

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    I only check it when items show up on the right side of the browser pane. I like others would prefer it be a part of the forum instead of a separate site.
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