Would you post something like this craigslist ad?

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    Not for $200 I wouldn't. I'm worth more then that.
     
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    That's cold...MK
     
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    I search the CL ads every day just to see if there are any deals on equipment, and every day there are ads like this. Almost all of the people posting are "new to photography" or "wanting to build my portfolio". I would never post an ad for my services in Craigslist.
     
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    This ad is posted every couple of days.
     
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    CL is no differant then *bay, you can sell anything on it and theres almost always someone out there to purchase your item or services. Although prob new and very cheap, this may be what someone can afford to pay who is on a fixed budget... Everyone has to start somewhere....Just my two cents.
     
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    This is true. Perhaps I am a little over judgmental. All in all maybe I'm just put off by the casual nature of the ad it just doesn't sound professional to me. Even if the photographer is new and just looking for experience I would think they would want to work on their wording a little bit. The parenthetical stuff works if you're posting something casual sometimes (I know I over use it like I am right now) but in an ad for a business it seems really out of place.
     
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    Well as tight as money is for most people, they maybe on the right track. Say they get one or two sessions a day, then they make at least 1K a week for 10 hours work. Which maybe all they want. Sometimes it is better to make fast nickles over slow dimes.
     
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    Pretty standard stuff for Craig's List. My thoughts on the subject are not up for discussion on this forum. All I can say is that "more power to 'em".

    Love & Bass
     
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    It's just an ad on a place to put ads where people look for ads.
     
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    But your spelling isn't :lol:

    Doubtful, since she says she uses Sony DSLRs ;)

    In all seriousness, it could be either, but I don't we are in any position to judge. Dare I quote KR and say "Your Camera Doesn't Matter"? OK, I'm not that extreme, I think it matters to a degree, but you can get equally-great pictures with a D40 or a D3.

    Maybe she's a great photographer, maybe she's an idiot who thinks her Sony DSLR will take magically good pictures with fists of ham. We'll never know.
     
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    huh?


    simple typo.
     

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