You might not find Craigslist to be the best website for finding normal people to date but that doesn’t mean you should write it off for everything.
There are lots of great deals to be found and here is a list of the best things to buy on Craigslist:
Antiques (in the ‘antiques’ section)
Most people use Craigslist to either get rid of something or to make a quick buck. They often wont do the proper research needed to identify rare and valuable antiques. This allows you the chance to find some hidden gems at an affordable price.
You will have to sift through a lot of junk but if you’re persistent you might be able to find a treasure. Do the research, reap the benefits.
Cars (in the ‘cars & trucks’ section)
Craigslist is a great place to find deals on cars. The only tough part is that you have to be fast! Very fast! A good deal on Craigslist wont last long so you might want to sit around hitting refresh if you’re serious about finding a deal.
If you’re not that serious, you can still find good deals on used cars. Avoid the high markups and commission fees that come with dealerships and buy off another person on Craigslist.
Plus size clothes (in the ‘clothing & accessories’ section)
Many people have a hard time finding affordable plus sized clothing but Craigslist is great place to look. You can’t beat the prices and some people are getting rid of lots of their clothing for a variety of reasons – such as weight loss or maybe just a wardrobe change.
If you’re in need of bigger sizes or if you want to resell clothing then check out Craigslist today.
Clothing for Children (in the ‘baby & kid stuff’ section)
Being a parent means that you not only have to dress yourself but you also have to dress your children. Not an easy task.
Some people are lucky and have a lot of relatives with older kids that can pass down their second hand shirts, pants, and dresses. Others aren’t so lucky. For them, I would recommend Craigslist’s clothing section. Next time your kid brings home a ripped pair of pants you can at least take solace in the fact that the pants weren’t expensive.
Free stuff (in the ‘free stuff’ section)
I just did a quick search on the ‘free stuff’ section of our local Craigslist and found the following: a lamp, 2 hiking tents, a foam topper for a bed, a new IKEA bunk bed, a printer, a skateboard quarter pipe, an older entertainment centre, and a nice looking sofa.
All of that was free and only just scratched the surface of the free stuff on there. You could furnish your home and fill your backyard or garage with the free stuff you find on Craigslist. If you’re not in much of a hurry you could even take free items and sell them later.