Craigslist.org is an important online resource for all of your buying and selling transactions. Currently, posting advertisements on the website is free except listing a job opening. You can find anything from a new house to a pet up for adoption. If you are within 50 miles of a metropolitan area, Craigslist.org could be your greatest source of buying deals and finding people when you are looking to sell. There are many features of the website. Here are a few of the highlights:
The Community Section
This is where you can search and post activities, pets, lost & found and even rideshare opportunities. You can use keyword searches or just sort through on your own accord. Corresponding with potential connections is as simple as using the anonymous email address through Craigslist or the included personal information. After that, you can work out transaction details on a personal level via email or phone.
This has many categories, giving you the opportunity to research or communication about anything under the sun. There are unintelligent people throughout this section, but no more than in an other online forum.
This is an excellent resource when you are looking to relocate. There is an abundance of listings (both private and through a Realtor) for rentals and homes for sale. Roommate situations and commercial property are also available in this section. A majority of the listings have pictures and addresses to research the property more without having to call or email.
Pretty much everything you can think of is listing for sale in this section. There’s also trade and wanted pages in case that interests you. You can search with a price range or keywords to look for a specific item or location. Some sellers will offer to meet a buyer somewhere, but a majority will ask that you pick up the item at their residence. You can also search for items with pictures only. The website allows up to four photos, which is a good idea to use.
Most of the jobs are through a specific company posting, but there are personal jobs listed as well. There are a variety of categories, which can be searched by keyword, date posted or the type of job (internship, telecommuting, etc.).
When dealing with classifieds online, proceed with caution. There are scam artists and people looking to take advantage of you out there. Give out a phone number at your own discretion, but keep your address private until you have conversed with the other party a few times via email or phone and find them trustworthy. Research anything you are thinking about buying carefully before jumping into a purchase. Used items can be in a variety of conditions and some photos can be deceiving. Look over the item carefully when you go to see it in person and confirm that it is acceptable and accurate. Best of luck in utilizing Craigslist.org!