The Woody Boater Classified Page. Is It Worth It?

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We have now had the classified page up for enough time to decide if its worth it. Yes, it takes nothing really to run, its not all that easy to use, and WARNING, some folks are getting SCAM offers on stuff. Send us your Paypal info and so on. It’s certainly worth the Free price of admission and according to our stats, one of the top clickable banners. So traffic is going there. A lot of traffic. But has anyone actually sold anything on it? And anyone found anything on it? The plan was to charge for an ad, but I am struggling with that if its not working. The idea is that if you sell something, send in a small donation. Its an honor system of sorts. So today, we ask. Keep it, or Sink it?

29 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowskk
    Greg Lewandowskk says:

    I check it for updates every few days as I find the items listed interesting. If I had something to sell, I would probably use it. Don’t know if that helps much.

  2. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    I do like the Classified and try to cruise through it at least once a month. That being said I feel the biggest problem right now is that a lot of the listings are stale. I listed a boat there that has sold, unfortunately not from a contact on WB Classified, but have not been able to remove the ad. Once I e-mailed about editing and you told me how to accomplish that, but the edit and remove options do not exist on our end. I think a little refinement may improve things.
    As far as scammers go, they are everywhere. “I ready to buy you item. Work late need to rest later. Paypal information send me. Will have agent pick up item send you money to give him”

  3. Jim Staib
    Jim Staib says:

    I loaded a pile of ads. Sold a propeller and gave away a box of electrical parts. I think it’s a good service to the boating community. If it’s not a problem leave it.

  4. John Baas
    John Baas says:

    Gotta tell you, I’ve looked over the site 4 times and can’t find the classifieds section. Didn’t know you had one. I’m here every day, too.

  5. Old Salt
    Old Salt says:

    Matt and Texx,

    As the old saying goes…

    “If it’s not broke don’t fix it!”

    My vote is to keep it.

  6. Mike K
    Mike K says:

    keep it! i snicker each time i go there and see that header photo of those fellows in pumkin. i still think m fine lost a few years from that look of fright on his face!

    plus i look for boat parts.

    • m-fine
      m-fine says:

      Is that what happened to me? I think it may have cost more than a few years though.

      When that picture was taken, I think I was 40. Just a couple years later, I am about to turn 84.

  7. Tuobanur
    Tuobanur says:

    Haven’t sold or bought anything on it yet but it’s nice to know it’s there and to look at, keep it.

  8. Ron - Seattle
    Ron - Seattle says:

    Please leave it up! I’m just sorting through boat parts to sell. We did not sell that Thompson for my friend George, and I don’t know how to take the ad down. Too bad, it’s a nice user boat, George keeps it in top condition.

  9. Craig A. McIntosh
    Craig A. McIntosh says:

    Definetly keep it ‘alive’ – it’s another resource for everyone and I believe that it will become more popular with time… like you said, it’s only been a year. Perhaps a better/largher ‘header’ on the section would make it POP OUT more (?).

  10. Carl Garmhaus
    Carl Garmhaus says:

    I view it and use it. Bought something I needed at a very fair price. Honor system donation is a good thing to do. Keep it.

  11. Brian F.
    Brian F. says:

    Doesn’t show up on iPhone mobile view either… I would love to see it and use it, but can’t find it??

    As for scammers – like others have said, “they’re everywhere”!! I got an over for double my asking price if I was willing to take a cashier’s check and ship my used infant car seat to Nigeria?!? Was really tempting…

  12. John Baas
    John Baas says:

    Chris, Brian, Matt emailed me saying we’re not nuts. Some of the stuff doesn’t show up for us phonies. Says he’ll work on it over the holidays.

  13. Doug Pope
    Doug Pope says:

    I just tried to place an Ineeda part add and it got hung up on the price I entered. What’s a “valid” price?

  14. Phil Jones
    Phil Jones says:

    I thought it would be a great site for those of us that do not have a business to advertise. I have found that some people with businesses seem to abuse this sight by cramming all of there product on here. If I want to see there inventory I would go to there website. If this was done there would be much less clutter of stuff I have already seen way to many times. I have sold one stern pole and donated 10% of the sale to WB. I don’t go there often because of this.

  15. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    I like it…gives some idea of what stuff is worth or whether or not anyone is out there that wants it at all. The limit on the price is a good idea worth keeping also.

    John in Va.

  16. joe lepley
    joe lepley says:

    I recently posted an ad and found the app to be putsy to use. Also, there’s no way for me to revise or remove the ad on my own. I’d suggest making it more functional and then charging.

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