Originally Posted by Cobb
Me, Id say not allow it. Ive had bad experiences with craigslist and the news in my area is full of people getting screwed over using that service.
I agree with Cobb. I think the best course for most IC members would have been the fourth choice, which is not offered - bar Craigslist cars from reposting. I don't think that Craigslist is a reputable source of good cars, particularly bought at a distance. This is no handicap at all to anyone who wants to look on a nationwide basis at what is available on Craigslist. Just use OneCraigs at:
Search all of Craigslist nationwide - Onecraigs
OTOH, IC sellers are a better class. They have the benefit of good counseling on maintenance and support issues, so it is very reasonable to expect that cars offered by IC members are of better quality. That viewpoint has largely been substantiated by the examples which come up. IC is a high quality forum - keep the reposting and the spamming off the site!
In a thin market such as the Gen 1 market, the posting of cheap unverified cars provides undue downward leverage to force prices down on good cars offered by IC members. It isn't apples vs. apples, but many buyers will try to make it so
That is my take, along with Cobb and Eric, probably others. I just think the reposting of Craigs list has no place on IC. The info is readily available in other ways.