Do you buy things off of Craigslist?

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  1. Zaiden Jace profile image65
    Zaiden Jaceposted 5 years ago

    Do you buy things off of Craigslist?

  2. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago

    I have.  An entire set of bedroom furniture once.  I've sold several things successfully -furniture, televisions, dvd's, and a kitchen appliance.  I also met my husband through a personals ad there.  But, of course, I didn't pay for him.  wink

    It's a great and useful tool.  People do tend to be flaky.  If you're selling anything big (furniture, etc.), a lot of folks will want to 'come look' and never show or never respond after they send the first email.  If it's gotta go fast, CL isn't always great - unless you're going to toss it into a bargain basement.  BUT, it's wonderful if you have a little time and patience.

    Good luck.

  3. wmhoward4 profile image77
    wmhoward4posted 5 years ago

    NO. There is a lot of criminal activity on that site and I can't afford that.

  4. Sherry Hewins profile image94
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    Not much, but I bought a stove off of Craigslist, it was a good deal and a good experience.

  5. jaydawg808 profile image89
    jaydawg808posted 5 years ago

    I tried Craigslist, and while it works for many, it doesn't suit me.  I found that the item I listed attracted many lowballers.  They tried to negotiate to the point where the item was so cheap and worthless in price it was a joke.  So, I only sell on eBay now. 

    Of course the question is if I BUY off of Craigslist, and my answer would be NO.  Same reason, many flakes and criminal activity and some questionable content.

  6. larakern profile image71
    larakernposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I have bought several things off of craigslist. You have to be careful and picky of what you are looking for. I recently bought two cars off of craigslist a k10 blazer and a 1963 c10 chevy. I have purchased other things as well and have not had a problem.

  7. Diana Lee profile image81
    Diana Leeposted 5 years ago

    No, I have never bought from Craig's list, but I do look at the listings. I may find something I think I need someday.  Craig's list has more than just merchandise for sale.  It has job listings, event announcements and real estate listings for rentals as well as properties for sale or lease. It has personal ads and discussion forums. It's much like looking a classified section of your local newspaper. Where ever the city or region is, it may have a Craig's list page for that area..


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