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Smart Way To Sign Up & Use FB ?
Posted by: chopper
Date: November 01, 2023 02:22PM
I buy and sell things for profit as a side gig. Motorcycles, cameras, cars, tools, antiques, etc. I use CL exclusively. I've been doing so since the dawn of CL.

I've been having zero luck in the last few months.

My neighbor across the street was as anti-FB as I am but stopped by after selling his small backhoe. He had it on CL for a month, nothing. Used different locales. Nothing.

Put it on Marketplace. He sold it in 36 hours. He had 60 people asking about it. He showed me on his phone the number of messages. It was a downpour.

What's the smartest way to sign up and use FB now? I refuse to use it on my phone.

I'm considering getting a non-name gmail address and signing up for FB with a juxtapose of my real name. Maybe my first and middle.

Suggestions welcome.

These are humbling days.
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Re: Smart Way To Sign Up & Use FB ?
Posted by: wurm
Date: November 01, 2023 02:34PM
I signed up just a little more than 3 years ago just to see what was available for motorcycles when I was looking. In fact, the bike I bought was one I found on Facebook Marketplace while I was browsing under my wife's account back then. For that reason alone I signed up for my own account, using one of my secondary email addresses. And I filled out the absolute minimum when doing my profile. I rarely log on, and when I do it's only because I'm curious about a particular item I may be looking for that is either unavailable, not local, or way overpriced on Craigslist.

Now that I think about it, I might try listing a few things I have on Craigslist now that those are getting zero response.
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Re: Smart Way To Sign Up & Use FB ?
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: November 01, 2023 03:36PM
Fake name and birthday, hotmail account for email, Brave Browser, Tor network or VPN.



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Re: Smart Way To Sign Up & Use FB ?
Posted by: chopper
Date: November 01, 2023 04:13PM
Is HOTMAIL still around??!
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Re: Smart Way To Sign Up & Use FB ?
Posted by: Black
Date: November 01, 2023 07:35PM
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chopper
What's the smartest way to sign up and use FB now? I refuse to use it on my phone.

I'm considering getting a non-name gmail address and signing up for FB with a juxtapose of my real name. Maybe my first and middle.

Suggestions welcome.

These are humbling days.
Yes, this is fine. It could hurt your ability to sell a bit if your account doesn't look like a real person. Would help if your gmail matches your FB account name more or less.
If you don't want the app on your phone (good move) , you'll probably want to take every transaction over to e-mail or text before finalizing because FB makes messenger next to impossible on mobile browser.
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Re: Smart Way To Sign Up & Use FB ?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 01, 2023 07:36PM
Burner phone with the battery out when you're not using it. Only use it away from locations you regularly visit.



In tha 360. MRF User Map
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Re: Smart Way To Sign Up & Use FB ?
Posted by: rz
Date: November 01, 2023 08:00PM
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chopper
Is HOTMAIL still around??!

It must be. Talked to an old neighbor last night and she gave me her email address and it was a hotmail account.
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Re: Smart Way To Sign Up & Use FB ?
Posted by: rz
Date: November 01, 2023 08:06PM
Also, to comment on above... I don't have a FB account, but have also considered getting one to use marketplace. I've been using my wife's account to buy a few things. She did say that I (you) might not get a lot of interest if I sell something since it would look like I am a scammer since I would have just joined.

You can try to be as private as you can on FB, but it's a losing battle. Even though I don't have an account, I know that they've almost certainly got a ton of information about me. My wife has a different last name than me, but again, I'm sure FB knows that.
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Re: Smart Way To Sign Up & Use FB ?
Posted by: Z
Date: November 02, 2023 10:03AM
Shakes fist at marketplace for killing Craigslist.

Long live Craigslist!
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Re: Smart Way To Sign Up & Use FB ?
Posted by: Gareth
Date: November 02, 2023 10:18AM
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Z
Shakes fist at marketplace for killing Craigslist.

Long live Craigslist!

Especially since FB Marketplace search is absolute garbage.
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Re: Smart Way To Sign Up & Use FB ?
Posted by: Black
Date: November 02, 2023 05:43PM
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Z
Shakes fist at marketplace for killing Craigslist.

Long live Craigslist!
Craigslist killed itself by being woefully undermanaged.
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