Is it just me, or are the rest of you as sick as I am of the same overposted dealer ads on Craigslist that start "New Mies Inspired..." or "New Eames style..." or "New Egg Chair..." or "Eiffel Wire Base Chairs...Many Colors"--most in screaming caps?
They're taking over the mid-century listings, yet I'm afraid to filter out all dealer ads, for fear I'll miss something great at an antique mall. If they weren't flooding CL with their ads and would take down old listings when they put up new ones, I might not find them as distasteful, but every page is plastered with them, and I think we've all simply accepted them as an annoyance we can't do anything about.
Trust me, I'm usually not a flagger. Typically, I'm a very laid back, "live and let live" sort of person, but this has become my pet peeve, mainly because the clutter makes searching for real mid-century pieces very tedious. I was looking for a chair today, and out of 100 listings on one page, only 35 were legitimate local ads...and the rest were the type I'm describing here.
Am I overreacting, or is some good, old-fashioned solidarity in order here?