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Old 05-04-2009, 02:41 AM
 
Location: North Alabama
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How many people have used Craig's list to sell or purchase anything? I have heard people talking about it and thought I would look for a used extension ladder on Craig's list. Anyway, I have someone delivering a ladder to me at work this afternoon. Also I saw where one of my customers had a listing for wanting to purchase something. What a coincidence, I just traded what he is looking for in Saturday and may sell it to him today. This may yurn out to be a good source of saving and making money. I better clean out the garage.
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:03 AM
 
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Ive used it several times and had decent results both selling things and buying them, Its kinda like feebay used to be without the listing fees , selling fees paypal fees..
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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You can use google's advanced search to limit the domain to craigslist.org and search all the craigslists in the entire country (world?). This is especially useful if looking for something hard to find and that is worth shipping. For example, I wanted a particular cable modem. Not easy to find in the Huntsville market. So I used the google search and found it in Des Moines and I asked the guy to ship it to me and he did. Worked out great.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Kissimmee, Fl/Guntersville, AL Soon
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My husband and I just found a great used RV using Craigslist, we never would have found it otherwise, I think you just have to be careful when doing things like say looking for a vacation rental where they want you to send a deposit ahead of time, situations like this concern me.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Standard rules apply - Don't use your regular email address, a lot of spammers harvest names and even post fake listings to get email addys. Watch out for Nigerian scams where a great item will be at a low price and the item isn't available for immediate PICKUP for cash, but is in storage, in another city, being shipped, yada yada. Watch out for purchasers who want to send an "agent." They'll show up with a check (often for more than the amount) and want the item plus cash back. The check (even cashier checks) will be fraudulent.

The Nashville craigslist is better pickings than the Huntsville one. If you don't mind the drive, a lot of stuff listed there is in Dixon county or surrounding areas.

Best rule of thumb is to pay cash and demand cash as payment, and meet in a bank or police parking lot on high ticket items.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:42 AM
 
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Good advice, Harry.

I used the Craig's List when I was looking for a house to rent prior to coming to Huntsville on a house-hunting trip. I emailed ahead and we exchanged contact info. Met up and saw the place. We made it clear that we will be looking a lot of different places in a short weekend, the guy understood and was happy to accommodate. Everything was up & up, a pleasant experience for both parties.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Location: NW. MO.
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I'm from another state but saw the post heading and popped on over and thought I'd add my 2 cents.

I've bought and sold quite a lot on craig's list and found it a great resource.

I sold vehicles, ATV's.

I've purchased a weed eater, a toilet in the perfect color, a car, kichen cabinets and even a house
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Alabama!
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My brother (who loves doing that kind of stuff) sells cars via Craig's List...says nobody but dealers are using AutoTrader anymore...also he's getting into it for the small eBay type stuff.

But...it's only a matter of time before spammers take over, fees are applied, etc. etc. Seems like cool, useful internet-stuff like that grows so much that it eventually collapses from its own weight.

I'll bet we have some engineers who can figure out a formula to apply to that!!
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:57 AM
 
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I'll bet we have some engineers who can figure out a formula to apply to that!!
Hmmmm... let's see

  1. Money is the root of ALL EVIL
  2. Craig's list generate cash flow which attracts EVIL
  3. Therefore EVIL will pentrate Craig's list
  4. so.... Craig's list is EVIL
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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Craigslist has been around for a decade. I started using it 7 or 8 years ago when I moved to the S.F. Bay Area and never had a problem with it and have used it a few times since moving to Huntsville. They do charge for job postings to the classified ad section but other than that, I believe it is free.
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