Archive for August 2014

How to Search Craigslist Postings Only for your State

Craigslist offers an option to find items your area wise. Often you found that you cannot enter exact location of your area. To solve this problem, the site has provided another very useful way, which is given below.

(A) The Old Way to Search for Items on Craigslist for your State

  1. You should go to www.craigslist.com. After that, select your city/ area or state from provided listing.
  2. If you could not find your city, choose nearby city. After selection, you will be taken to the Craigslist main page/ homepage. From here, you can search for items as per your liking.  
  3. You can search by category wise as well as sub category wise.

(B) The New Way to Search Craigslist for your state

  1. Sometimes you cannot find exact location or city or area. There is a site other than craigslist, named Search Tempest. It is also called as Craig's Helper.
  2. First step is to find "WHERE TO SEARCH" section which is under SEARCH TEMPEST LOGO. Then enter your primary zip code into the box and select how many areas you want to search around. There are also more options for search by clicking on the link next to the zip code box. By this tool, you can find very near place to your home as well as faraway places.
  3. After selecting zip code, select area around it in mileage. Then select the category and sub category from drop down boxes. 
  4. For example, you are looking for a sofa (furniture), for sale in your city and cities around 125 miles. You should enter in Zip code, and search within 125 miles of your city. You should choose the CATEGORY of "SALE/WANTED", and the SUB-CATEGORY of "FURNITURE-ALL". If you are putting post with image, click on the "WITH PICTURE" box.
  5. Now click on SEARCH NOW button. The page will show so many results for your city. You can scroll your mouse down the page and find suitable ad.

How to use Craigslist to Sell Large Items without Account

Sell Large Items Online on Craigslist without Account

Craigslist is a site where you can post free classified and it costs absolutely nothing to post on the website. If you are going to sell large items, it is better to look for locally because usually people found this type of items from their local area. You should keep in mind that you are selling big item and possibly it should be posted by mentioning your nearby area. Following are steps to use Craigslist to Sell Large Items.

How to use Craigslist to Sell Large Items without Account

  1. Go to the Craigslist.com and type your city name on the left side of the page. If you do not found the same location, just choose nearest city from the listing.
  2. Login to “My Account” and click on ‘Sell items’ options to sell product. If you do not have account, still you can upload post, but it is advisable to set an account before posting an ad. 
  3. Fill all spaces with required details. Mention price $10 to $15 more than what you expected to get. Give brief description about the product. You can also put pictures on it to make it more attractive.
  4. Craigslist allowed you to upload four photos. It may take few minutes. Take quality digital images of the items you want to deal with. Take different angles photo and put them to the ad. 
  5. Provide email address in the post so that buyers can contact you. It is not necessary to provide original email; you can choose anonymous address (Generated by Craigslist). Visitors can not see your original address but the site will put another address attached with the post. 
  6. After posted on the site, check regularly your emails for replies. Deal with genuine people after verifying his identity. For transferring money, use Western Union Money Transfer or cash facility to avoid scams. 
  7. When you deal with person, make sure about the delivery place so that there is no chance to be confused.