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How to Search Craigslist to Find any Items on Classifieds

How to Search Craigslist to Find any Items on Classifieds

Craigslist includes local classifieds and forums for more than 550 cities in over 50 countries worldwide. Around 50 million people use Craigslist at least once in a month according to track record. You can find anything here for lowest cost as well as free also.

You can find goods and services, employment, housing and even romantic relationships just by one click from your internet browser. The best feature of Craigslist is that it posting is free. Below are some easy steps to search on the site for particular product:

  1. To find any items, go to homepage of craigslist.
  2. After that select your own city from the list. If you could not find your city/ area, find for the nearest big city or choose a state and click on it to go to the site page.
  3. Click on the category for which you want to search for. You will find categories such as community, personals, housing, items for sale, services, jobs and gigs which are also divided in sub categories.
  4. Select from the list of sub category and type the name of the stuff in provided search box named as "Search Craigslist". 
  5. Craigslist also provides free items category. You can look out for free stuffs and contact the person. The first claimer can take that item with him. Only condition is that you have to go at the owner and pick up from him.
  6. After entering words in “Search box” it will show you list of various postings. The postings are listed by title name. You can choose any one from it by scrolling mouse.
  7. Click on the link to see whole advertisement. If you have interest in any ad, contact that person via phone number. If not provided, then email to such address provided in the beginning of the post.

How to I Sell My Toys on Craigslist in an Effective Way

Many parents rid out of unwanted toys and to clean the house as well as earn money. You should post advertisement by making Craigslist account. Put toys online for selling and also get income. Basic instructions to make an ad effective are given below:

Steps to Sell Toys on Craigslist in an Effective Way

  1. Ad title should be enchanting and short. If you have only few toys to sell, mention their brands. If you have a bulk of toys, you may put as "Kid's toys for sale in excellent condition".
  2. Include lowest price to toys in “Price Box”. You can check price on EBay also. Do not tag them as they are new and unused. 
  3. In description box, mention your toy’s brand. Many parents get interested by just names like Fisher Price, Leapfrog and Playskool. But description should not be too large because parents do not have much time to read whole.
  4. If possible, mention operating process of toys along with other features such as it makes sounds; toys rotate or move when a button is pushed.
  5. Very important tag line is "We are a pet-free and smoke-free home" or “Cleaned and Sanitized”. Houses with small children wish to far them from pets and dust as there are chances of diseases, allergies or second-hand smoke from pet hair or smoke smells. 
  6. Put a clear, big pic of toys in the post. If you directly upload photos from computer, the pictures come out too small. Instead of this, use Photobucket tool or any photo sharing sites with html codes. Copy that code and paste in your main post. There is a vast difference between those two photos.