Classified Ads

What's the Classified Ads Digest?

  • You can view Classified Ads anytime from the Boreal home page, but if you want you may also receive the ads in your email by signing up for the Classified Ads digest.
  • If you've signed up for the digest you'll receive an email once a day, just after midnight, showing all the classified ads that were posted on the previous day.
  • You can sign up to receive all the Classified ads, or just ads that were posted to certain categories.  For example, if you're job hunting you can sign up to receive just the Help Wanted ads.
  • To sign up for the Classified Ads digest, click on the Classified Ads link on the home page.  At the bottom of the page that comes up, enter your email address and click the "Digest Information" button.  Select the categories you want to receive and click the Sign-Up button.

I can't attach a photo to my ad

  • First, check the file size of the photo.  (You can usually find this by going into My Computer, browsing to where the photo file is stored, and right-clicking that photo file.  On the menu that pops up, click Properties, and the properties information that appears should include the size of the file.)  The file size must be less than 2 MB (2000 KB), or the system will reject the photo.  If your photo's too big, use whatever photo editing software you have to make it smaller, and try again.
  • Don't try previewing your ad with the photo - sometimes this causes the photo to have problems.  When you've selected the photo (using the Browse button), skip the Preview and just click the Save button at the bottom.
  • If you still can't get the photo attached, contact the Boreal office (387-9471 or support@boreal.org).  Usually you can send us the photo and we'll attach it to your ad.

I got a weird email from a foreign person in response to my classified ad

It has come to our attention that some scammers are sending messages to people who've posted a Boreal classified ad.  These scammers will contact you and say they're interested in buying your item.  They want to send you a check, cashier's check or money order for more than the selling price, and have you send the extra money back to them.  Usually this is a foreign person so the check or money order is drawn on a foreign bank.

If you receive this type of message, DO NOT RESPOND!  This is a scam!  NO LEGITIMATE BUYER does business this way!  After you send the extra money back to this person, the original check will bounce, and you'll end up owing the bank the money you sent to the scammer.

Remember, although your bank will make funds available to you within a few days (they're required to by law) it can take 4 OR MORE WEEKS for a foreign check or money order to clear the issuing bank, so it will be that long before you find out the original check was bad.  Money orders  and cashier's checks can be bad, too - a person can use a rubber check or stolen credit card to buy a money order or cashier's check, and once that check bounces so will your money order / cashier's check.