FAQ

  • I registered with the old site and can’t login.

  • We did not retain any registration information from the old site.  You will need to register again with the new site.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  Once you register, you will receive a verification email.  You will not be live to post until you go through the verification process.
  • I registered but my account isn't active.

    After you register, you will receive an activation email from Purple Cow Classifieds.  Your account will not be active until you click the link within the email to validate.  If you can't find the email, first check your spam/junk files.  If you can't find it there or the link doesn't work, please email ask@purplecowclassifieds.com with "can't activate account" in the subject line.  Please make sure you send the email from the same address you used to register.
  • Are ads free?

  • Yes, if it’s not a business ad it’s free.
  • What is a business ad?

  • Auto dealers, rental ads (does not include sublease ads), help wanted, REALTOR represented real estate, service ads, new item/craft.  We reserve the right to designate anyone as a business ad.  Firewood, hay for sale and up to two litters of pets  (two litters per year) are now considered free ads.
  • Can I place business line ads online?

  • Yes
  • What is an auto dealer ad?

  • Anyone selling 5 or more vehicles in one year is considered a dealer.
  • Which ads run in the classiTIDEs magazine?

  • Any ads placed on a Purple Cow site and is within 100 miles of Tuscaloosa.
  • Can I run photos?

  • You can post up to 16 online photos for free - $9.75 to run one photo in the magazine, private party ads only.  If you have issues loading a photo, try reducing the size.  There are maximum size requirements to keep the size down.
  • Can I post videos?

  • Yes, you can post 2.How long does it take for my ad to appear online? It will appear as quick as an administrator can approve the ad, usually within 24 hours.

  • Can I edit my ad?

  • Yes.

  • Can I delete an ad?

  • Yes.

  • What is the cutoff for placement in classiTIDEs magazine?

  • Noon Tuesday

  • How long does my ad run in classiTIDEs magazine?

  • 2 weeks

  • How often can I renew my ad?

  • After 10 days

  • Can I relist an item before 10 days?

  • No

  • How long does my ad run online?

  • It stays online two weeks unless you delete it.

  • What is the Purple Cow Network?

  • The Purple Cow Classified ad network is a group of websites used to help promote ads placed within the network.

  • Is the content the same on all of the Purple Cow Websites?

  • Yes,  Purple Cow Network sites have the benefit of all ads placed in the network.  Once you have chosen your favorite Purple Cow affiliate, you may view all network ads from one locations.

  • How do I expand my search area?

  • Each user provides their zip code upon registration.  This zip code will act as the “search center” for this user.  Each user has the option to expand or reduce the distance they are willing to travel to view an item.  Generally a larger search area will offer a better selection of items for sale.

  • What do you do to reduce scam ads?

  • Our goal is to make the Purple Cow Classifieds and it’s affiliates the cleanest, most trusted classified sites on the internet.  Every ad submitted goes through an approval process that includes viewing the ad, photos, and the history of the user who submitted the ad.  We are not going to tell you we will catch every “bad” ad, but we will work hard every day to keep the site as clean and safe as we can.  If you do run across a bad ad, please click the “report ad” button and submit and explanation as to why you consider the ad as bad.  It is your responsibility to use good judgment and protect yourself to avoid scams and unsafe situations.  Please view our buy/sell tips for information on some ways to protect yourself.If you have any other questions, please email ask@purplecowclassifieds.com

  • Do you offer refunds for business ads if the item is sold/rented before it expires?

  • No, we do not offer refunds or credits.

  • Did the classiTIDEs sell to Purple Cow Classifieds?

  • No, the classiTIDEs is the founder and owner of Purple Cow Classifieds.

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