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  • Apr 24, 2014
    Buying A Used Car - Dealer vs. Private Seller

    Should You Buy A Used Car From A Dealer or Private Party?


    By Tom Catuosco


    When you’re looking to buy a used car, you want to buy the best car you can for the least amount of money and the least amount of hassle. Aside from deciding the make, model, and year of the used car you want to buy, there is another choice to make -  Do you want to purchase your used car from a dealership or from a private party seller? Dealerships and private party sellers each have their pros and cons.


    Buying from a Dealership - PROS


    Vehicles are Inspected - Since car dealers are businesses that have reputations to protect...

  • Apr 6, 2014
    5 Tips To Avoid Buying Stolen Items Online

    Watch Out For People Selling Stolen Stuff


    By Tom Catuosco


    In the olden days before the internet, when horse and buggy was the preferred mode of transport and leeches were cutting edge medicine, selling stolen items was a tougher occupation than it is now. Thieves would have to go to an actual physical location, such as a pawn shop, to fence their goods. Today, the internet has made things easier for everybody, including lowlifes who steal stuff from people. Selling stolen items online via classified and auction websites is now the criminal’s preferred method of converting their...

  • Mar 28, 2014
    Tips For Buying a Boat

    5 Tips For Buying a Boat


    By Tom Catuosco


    Ah, the sea. She be a harsh mistress. Cold and cruel, but irresistible all the same. Tis nothing can come twixt me and her.  If you’ve ever had thoughts such as these, you may have also thought about taking the plunge into boat ownership. Boat ownership is a great experience for many people, but before you become a boat owner, you must first be a boat buyer. Here are five general tips to help a first time buyer with their boat purchase.  




    • Choose the type of boat you want to buy - There are many different types of boats. Are you...

  • Mar 17, 2014
    Best Things To Buy Used

    Top 10 Items That You Should Buy USED vs. New


    By Paul Brocky


    Since the Road Code Code launched in 2012 as a new type of free classified ad site we noticed very quickly what items were being sold the most. And the thing that shocked us was the fact of how relatively new most of these items were. Sure, some of them had been taken out of the box or wrapping and a few may have had the usual scratches or wear and tear. But for the most part these used items for sale were in great condition and, as the saying goes, “like new condition.” The best part was that they were being sold at...

  • Feb 27, 2014
    Bedbugs & Used Furniture

    4 Tips To Avoid Buying Bedbugs With Second Hand Furniture


    By Tom Catuosco


    Furniture is one of those things that can be great to get second hand if you want to save money. People are always selling used furniture at super low prices or even giving it away. You can get really great stuff at a fraction of the price for what you’d pay for brand new furniture. Not only is used furniture super cheap to buy, but it’s really easy to inspect before you purchase. Unlike something complex, like a car, that can have lots of parts and systems that can wear out or break, there’s not much to...

  • Feb 19, 2014
    How Do Classified Ads Get Flagged?

    Why Do Some Ads Get Flagged & Removed?


    By Tom Catuosco


    How Do Classified Ads Get FlaggedClassified websites are a conduit for people to connect with other people. They are a great venue for private individuals and businesses to post ads selling goods, promoting services, and spreading messages. The content of classified websites are generated by its users.  People from all different walks of life post ads. Some ads may be from people selling legitimate items. Some ads may be posted by scammers looking to steal from the unsuspecting. Some classified ads may be posted by demented individuals that make Hannibal...

  • Feb 7, 2014
    Online Scammers Are Lazy

    2 Easy Ways To Spot An Online Classified Scam


    By Tom Catuosco


    Most criminals are lazy. That’s why they choose crime instead of honest work. Online scammers are even lazier than regular criminals. At least a bank robber or a burglar has to put some physical effort into their crimes, as well as risk injury or arrest. Not so with online scammers. All an online scammer needs to do is sit behind a computer and place fake ads on classified websites. Place enough ads, and sooner or later some poor sap will respond to the fake ad and wind up sending money to the scammer for non-existent...

  • Jan 6, 2014
    Getting In Shape After The Holidays

    Tips For Post Holiday Weight Loss


    By Tom Catuosco


    We’re a week into 2014, and if you’re like a lot of people (myself included), you feel disgusting and bloated after gorging yourself on all sorts of tasty food between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. Now that the last of the Christmas cookies have been polished off, it’s time to get back to your old self. Here are some tips to get in back in shape after the holidays...and they also work if you’ve never been in shape before, but want to be.


    Watch your eating - Over the past 4 weeks or so, you’ve probably been eating way more food each day than...

  • Dec 16, 2013
    Free Advertising For Car Dealers

    Where Can Car Dealers Post Free Ads?


    By Tom Catuosco


    Selling cars is a competitive business. There’s always another dealership out there trying to undercut your prices or offering more incentives to be the guy who makes the sale. Like any highly competitive business, car dealers need to advertise...a lot. Advertising is an expensive, but necessary aspect of owning a car dealership. When there is an avenue to advertise cars for free, dealers should jump at the chance. More exposure at no cost is always better.


    Until recently, Craigslist was very popular with car dealers who...

  • Dec 4, 2013
    Real Christmas Tree Tips

    Tips For Real Christmas Tree Care and Display


    By Tom Catuosco


    The Christmas season is upon us again. Millions of us will be writing Christmas cards, baking cookies, visiting family, going to church, and trampling each other in stores to snag our kids a Big Hugs Elmo. That’s all great stuff, but the favorite part of Christmas season for lots of us is getting and decorating a Christmas tree.


    Here are some tips for selecting, decorating and caring for a live Christmas tree.


    Picking out your tree


    Select a healthy Christmas tree that isn’t losing green needles. You can shake...

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