Category Archives: motorcycles

Craigslist Peek extension – image preview

Craigslist Peek is a Google Chrome and Firefox Extension for Craigslist, kijiji (US), eBay Classifieds, 58 同城 and Facebook Marketplace listings page. Craigslist Peek shows Post and Image Preview.

Download:

  1. Google Chrome Extension / Web Store https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/craigslist-peek/knpehhedikdgkbmhgagpcpcbclaidlmf (new features and issue-fixes first come here in Chrome and then in Firefox after month or so)
  2. Firefox Addon : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/craigslist-peek
  3. Safari Extension version coming soon. Both Firefox and Google Chrome versions works in Mac, use them for the time being.

I created this from my other Craigslist extension for cars section. And hence Suggestions feature in the cars and motorcycle section.

Features:

  • Short description under listing
  • Images under listing
  • Multiple Cities listing. Widens your search area to include neighboring cities.
  • Photo gallery
  • Suggestions in cars & motorcycle section
  • Minimum model Year filter cars & motorcycle section
  • Auto refresh. Shows new posts on top. New post counter.
  • Expands messages in craigslist Discussion forums (beta)
  • Filter craigslist search results (beta)
  • Split listing to Multiple Columns (chrome)
  • Fold / expand listing. Quick toggle fold posts. (chrome only)
  • User can customize looks of it to their taste

I removed some features to keep it simple and practical. Later on I might add some features for particular categories of Craigslist.

Seems new changes in Facebook Marketplace are identical to how I was changing Facebook Marketplace with this extension, so now disabled other stuff and only doing image preview in this.

It looks like some sites (Google News : http://news.google.com and others) have now adopted similar concept to what I been doing in Craigslist Peek and Forum Preview. In these when a person clicks on a Post, it opens in a new-browser-tab. This saves you from clicking Back and re-loading the listing after viewing Post.

Usage Tips:

  • Enable / disable multiple cities or auto-refresh in Settings according to your need.

Requirement:
Fast computer with fast internet connection.

Screenshots:

craigslist peek google chrome extension - showing preview in gallery and list mode

showing preview in gallery and list mode

craigslist peek extension - showing list mode with ad excerpts, thumbnails and suggestions

showing list mode with ad excerpts, thumbnails and suggestions

craigslist peek extension - multiple cities listing selection

craigslist peek extension - multiple cities listing selection

Updates:
[date 2010-04-09] Version 0.329
* New posts counter on top.
* Improved adding multiple cities for listing
* Support for eBay’s Kijiji to eBayClassifieds change.

[date 2010-04-04] Version 0.305
* Restructured code a bit.
* Now it allows to show multiple cities listing.
* Added auto refresh of listing every few minutes.
* few new options in Settings screen.

[date 2010-03-01] Version 0.165
* Restructured code a bit.
* Fixed one odd case where it wasn’t working.

[date 2010-02-14] Version 0.150
* Added Suggestions (for Cars/motorcycle section only) feature to Gallery mode also. It adds red border around images of ad that the buyer might want to be extra careful about.
* Fixed couple of bugs regarding default settings and image spacing in gallery mode.
* Just checked some similar ff extensions and found that there Settings screen is almost similar to mine.

[date 2010-02-09] Version 0.140
* Fixed couple of bugs regarding click in gallery mode.

[date 2010-02-06] Version 0.135
* Now image preview works on Kijiji listings also.

[date 2010-01-04] Version 0.105

© 2010 tech4computer

Cost of buying US car on Craigslist and import it to Canada

Created a Greasemonkey Userscript ( Craigslist Car and motorcycle import cost to Canada ) for any Canadian shopping for car on US Craigslist site.
This is for any Canadian who is looking to buy car or motorcycle from US Craigslist site and import it. It gives approximate overall cost of vehicle in Canadian amount.

If you find this helpful at all then please write a Review.

Import car from US to Canada

Import car from US to Canada


© 2009 – 2010 tech 4computer

browser extension : Motorcycle reviews and shopping on Craigslist

Created firefox addon and Google Chrome Extension targeted at people who frequent motorcycle section of Craigslist. It now also works on following sites:

  • Craigslist motorcycle
  • eBay motors
  • Kijiji (US)
  • Advrider flea market
  • bcsportbikes bike marketplace
  • motorcycleforum

Features of the utility:-

  • Shows consumer reviews of motorcycle. This is very useful in finding pros/cons of the bike and also if the vehicle suits buyer.
  • Shows similar ads on top found elsewhere on craigslist and Oodle. This gives idea of market price and general availability.
  • Quick indication of if the motorcycle was dropped or was involved in accident.
  • Quick indication if its a moving sale.
  • Recently viewed Ads.
  • Add your Notes to the ads using Recently Viewed list.
  • Shows Factory Recalls. Gives idea of manufacturing defects etc. Also when buying make sure to ask original owner if the factory recalls were done.
  • Shows TSB (Technical Service Bulletin). The service information/updates issued by the manufacturer.
  • If a phone number (US/Canada) is mentioned in the ad then it creates a link on page which lets one easily search craigslist for other ads posted by the poster.
craigslist ad without the use of firefox addon

craigslist ad without the use of firefox addon

top portion of craigslist ad

top portion of craigslist ad

motorcycle reviews

motorcycle reviews

shows videos of motorcycle make/model

shows videos of motorcycle make/model

Motorcycle review at Epinion by owner of motorcycle.

Epinion motorcycle reviews.

Motorcycle review from Review Centre.

Motorcycle review at Review Centre by owner of motorcycle.

Motorcycle similar make/model ad listing from everywhere on Craigslist right below Craigslist motorcycle ad.

Same make / model motorcycle ad listing from Craigslist.

Motorcycle listing from Oodle below Craigslist motorcycle ad.

Motorcycle listing from Oodle below Craigslist motorcycle ad.

Updated :
Version 1.224
date: 2010-03-04
* Support for motorcycle sale sections of sites Advrider, BCSportBike and motorcycleforum.

Version 1.223
date: 2010-03-04
* Support for eBay and Kijiji (US).
* Fixed a bug that sometimes caused unresponsive script popup.

Version 1.221
date: 2009-12-17
* Added Oodle listing.
* Enhanced feature-block collapsible functionality.
* Added ability for user to specify ‘year’ and ‘make’ of motorcyle if its not automatically recognized by the extension.

Version 1.110
date: 2009-12-07
* Major change in the layout.
* Added Epinion reviews.
* Added ReviewCentre.

Version 1.10
* Did some code refactoring and renaming.

©  2009 tech 4computer