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#66277 - 05/28/06 09:47 AM Get the unlicensed handymen off craigslist
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Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 141
Loc: Florida
Theres a good amount of handymen advertising electrical work on Craigslist so I came up with an idea. If you "flag" a post and enough people do it the post gets deleted. "flagging" just requires one click and theres no need to register.

I am not licensed and I do not do sidework so this has nothing to do with competition. Below are some links, just click "prohibited" on the top right of the page. These are only the postings in my area if this works I think we should all search our own areas and post the links.
http://westpalmbeach.craigslist.org/sks/164916265.html
http://westpalmbeach.craigslist.org/sks/164159657.html
http://westpalmbeach.craigslist.org/sks/164152913.html

The adds above are gone please click the ones below and lets get rid of them.

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#66278 - 05/28/06 07:45 PM Re: Get the unlicensed handymen off craigslist
e57 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
well looks like they're gone now....
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#66279 - 05/28/06 08:33 PM Re: Get the unlicensed handymen off craigslist
Celtic Offline
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Check NJ...plenty of hacks offering their "services"...one clown is offering to burn down your house - I mean, wire your house - for $30/hr.
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#66280 - 05/28/06 09:09 PM Re: Get the unlicensed handymen off craigslist
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Registered: 10/02/05
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Loc: Florida
Great job, Im suprised it actually works.

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#66281 - 05/28/06 09:11 PM Re: Get the unlicensed handymen off craigslist
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Registered: 10/02/05
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Loc: Florida
two more
http://westpalmbeach.craigslist.org/sks/165651106.html
http://westpalmbeach.craigslist.org/sks/165510991.html
These are gone also, please click the links below and lets get rid of them also.

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#66282 - 05/29/06 12:00 AM Re: Get the unlicensed handymen off craigslist
e57 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
They're gone now too....

Pretty quick work of that ey?
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#66283 - 05/29/06 09:50 AM Re: Get the unlicensed handymen off craigslist
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Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 11
Loc: Littlerock, CA
Here's one in Bakersfield, CA. Might be a journeyman (???), but you must be a licensed contractor in California, i.e post your license number.
Enjoy...
http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/sks/152907068.html

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#66284 - 05/29/06 10:06 AM Re: Get the unlicensed handymen off craigslist
e57 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
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In California, that is OK! So long as the job total doesn't exceed $500, which is pretty hard to do. (i.e. stay under that limit.)

I did it for a time before I got my license for side-work. Now I couldn't be bothered with a job that small. (Here Fido, go get that roll of dimes...) Although I currently work for someone else, I also like week-ends and nights to myself.

And your right, not posting a license # with that would violate the avertising rules of the CSLB. So would advertising of being bonded....
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#66285 - 05/29/06 10:20 AM Re: Get the unlicensed handymen off craigslist
LoneGunman Offline
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Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 141
Loc: Florida
Persistant SOB. Same guy as before but now claims hes licensed but still posts no number.


*gone

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#66286 - 05/29/06 10:27 AM Re: Get the unlicensed handymen off craigslist
bauler Offline
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Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 11
Loc: Littlerock, CA
This guy has ads for all over California. Big service area. Your right $500 handyman exemption, but must not be part of a larger job, need a permit, ect. Now in California you have to be licensed electrician to work for someone else. Talked to a local handyperson. Has over 30 years experience, about 32 years old. "Oh you have to drive ground rods, I just hook it the ground to the nearest hose bib, 25 ohms ? " Never mind. Keeps me busy.

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