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  Craigslist Confusion?
  Posted by: wildernesswebb on May-27-14 10:21 AM (EST)

I was just looking on Craigslist this morning when I noticed an add for a Mad River Malecite. The first picture looked really familiar. I compared it and its MY photo of my old Mad River Courier that I sold a few years ago in the BWCAW! I e-mailed the guy and am awaiting a reply but how the heck can this happen? Beware of this add:

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  Posted by: chinook7642 on May-27-14 10:36 AM (EST)
Maybe he didn't have a photo of his canoe, and found your picture doing a web search?
  It happens pretty easily
  Posted by: pblanc on May-27-14 11:17 AM (EST)
As chinook said, he was likely simply looking on the web for a "stock" scenic photo of a sand-colored Malecite and mistook your Courier for a Malecite.

Run a Google search for Mad River Malecite and click on images. You will find a picture of your boat that you posted on the bwca dot com forum. Once those photos are posted to a forum like that they are pretty much public domain.
  I Did a "Search"
  Posted by: wildernesswebb on May-27-14 11:53 AM (EST)
-- Last Updated: May-27-14 11:57 AM EST --

And by golly, an old picture of my Courier DID show up under the image search for the Malecite about half way down. I guess what's on the internet is there forever? The guy removed the photos from the add, but never responded to my e-mails.

  I did somthing like this
  Posted by: dc9mm on May-27-14 1:45 PM (EST)
I was selling a bike for my mother who was in FL while me in NY. I put a craigslist ad up for here and found a picture online. BUT I did say in the ad this was not the actual bike even though it was just like it.
  This pic looks
  Posted by: pagayeur on May-28-14 11:42 PM (EST)
just exactly like my Malecite and has a "Malecite" decal on the bow. I think it's a Malecite. Are you sure about your old photo?
  He's sure.
  Posted by: Guideboatguy on May-29-14 12:11 AM (EST)
I know Terry and I know he's sure. My bet is that he's just as sure of his other statement, in which he said that the ad poster removed the original photo. Wouldn't that explain things?
  re mad river
  Posted by: sg6 on May-29-14 3:30 AM (EST)
I always ask for the serial #, then u can call the manufacturer, and they can give u the proper info, on what year it was manufactured, options, and color, ect..
  Not so sure about
  Posted by: kayamedic on May-29-14 10:54 AM (EST)
That as a blanket statement. Confluence has been bought out again. Old Town keeps build records.

Businesses come and go and serial numbers sometimes do not denote the model. Some old canoes are especially hard to date
  Posted by: pagayeur on May-29-14 2:13 PM (EST)
Shoulda read his subsequent post a bit closer.

  Posted by: Guideboatguy on May-30-14 12:23 AM (EST)
The whole idea that a person could simply pick a photo of the product they wish to sell via an internet search just never occurred to me before. I guess there's really nothing wrong with that, as long as they specify that "this photo is representative, but not the actual item". I can see why a person might be taken aback upon seeing "their boat" being offered for sale!
  some folks don't
  Posted by: pagayeur on May-30-14 11:40 AM (EST)
have cameras or expertise to take their own pics. In that case a generic image must do. I agree however that a disclaimer should be posted.
  The Photos Have Been Changed
  Posted by: wildernesswebb on May-30-14 10:46 AM (EST)
-- Last Updated: May-30-14 10:48 AM EST --

Despite a couple e-mails, the person never responded to me, however; they DID remove all three photos and put new ones up.

By the way, 100% certain the photo is mine, it is this one right here:

Interestingly enough, if you search Yahoo for "Mad River Malecite" and click on "Images" you can scroll down and find my picture, although; it is definitely a MR Courier.

  That is because
  Posted by: pblanc on May-30-14 10:57 AM (EST)
the image was posted to a thread page which contained the words "Mad", "River", and "Malecite", namely:

If you search for images that contain those three words, the search engine web crawlers will pull up any image on any page that happens to contain those three words.
  Posted by: wildernesswebb on May-30-14 11:50 AM (EST)
I would have gladly allowed use of the image if asked. But, it wasn't even the right boat. I was just thinking of that little "Saying" you here all the time now, "What happens in 'Vegas, STAYS in 'Vegas." I guess the same goes for the internet, 'eh (LOL)?


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