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Do You Shop Craigslist?

I'm on the prowl for a few different types of furniture at the moment, and have been keeping my eyes peeled for that special something on Craigslist. There are masses of new listings on Craigslist each day though, and it's almost a full-time job to sort through them. Like shopping garage sales, it might be a waste of time, but deep down inside I believe that CL will come through for me. What about you?

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FiestyRed36 FiestyRed36 9 years
I LOVE CL!!! I bought my couch and coffee table from there! (: While I could definitely spend hours browsing the "free" and "furniture" sections, my favorite thing to do on craigslist is troll the missed connections page. I say it's because it's funny, but secretly, I want to be a missed connection!! (;
0danielle0 0danielle0 9 years
CL is a great place to buy and sell random things, like furniture and concert tickets. Way better than eBday, in my opinion! :)
ebgirl ebgirl 9 years
I love craigslist, although the buyers and sellers can sometimes be a bit flaky. However, I love the environmental friendliness of buying used stuff instead of new all the time. Also, if you're willing to check in other areas outside of the area you live in, this is a great tool for conducting searches: You can also get RSS feeds from it so that you can get updates as soon as something you are looking for is posted.
kerry81480 kerry81480 9 years
Craig's List is great for furniture! When my boyfriend and I moved in together, we got a couch and loveseat with Sealy down cushions for FREE (free because it took us 2 hours to wedge it out of the previous owner's apartment). And we got a Crate and Barrel dining table and 6 matching chairs for $375. Someone had it for a year and then was moving cross country and didn't want to bother taking it. Brand new it would have been about $1800!
hollygo4405 hollygo4405 9 years
I am addicted to CL in Minneapolis. You can find great stuff for super cheap!
aistea311 aistea311 9 years
I sold my first iPod and iBook on there to buy my new ones, it was great!
murmurkibbies murmurkibbies 9 years
I found my apartment on Craigslist!
rlveronica rlveronica 9 years
I definitely use Craigslist. Not to buy anything, but to sell and I'm using it currently to look for a job! :)
kathleenjoy kathleenjoy 9 years
I thought US readers might find the following Lifehacker articles on Craiglist useful:
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i love them! i have found several apartments through them and also a scanner, several video games and lots of other stuff! i've used it for selling my old imac and other smaller things as well.
BlairBear BlairBear 9 years
This article is funny, I just checked CL out a few days ago. My sister bought something in my area and had me pick it up for her. So I went and looked (haven't found anything yet) and put my bedroom set on there. No luck in selling it yet but it's only been there since Monday. We bought a house last week and I want different furniture. I'll probably look on CL for our new stuff. It's fun to just browse too.
mcreverie mcreverie 9 years
craigslist seems like it has everything but it never has quite what i need....its a big tease!!
alltherage alltherage 9 years
i got my dining set and couch from craigs list- both good buys
libs1dlab libs1dlab 9 years
We do not live in a big town which is very limiting in regard to CL. If I find anything, it's three drive in any direction to get it, so it's not worth it.
PreppyDot PreppyDot 9 years
I sell a lot on craigslist and also advertise my veil business. Have gotten new customers that way and it is all FREE! that is the best part.
emalove emalove 9 years
I'm pretty much all set with eBaby, Craig's List, any of those sites...I guess I have a phobia of buying stuff from random people.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
It just occurred to me while I was apartment hunting a month ago that people sell furniture on craigslist. It's probably like an online flea market, where it may take some scouring to find a hidden treasure.
micaelabella micaelabella 9 years
Love CL, have found amazing deals on fab furniture in great condition and a few peices I was looking to refurbish- not to mention my last 2 homes! I am very happy to have it in my life!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
My boyfriend browses the electronics section and sometimes buys things to resell on ebay. I mostly just browse because I like to see what other people have!
EastVillageAmy EastVillageAmy 9 years
CL is awesome. I've can always get tkts for sporting events, I found my old apt there, I bought a table, bed, sold a hutch, got a petsitter, and most recently purchased a really nice wooden screen and organza curtain for a grand total of $26. Love it!
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I've never found anything I really wanted but I definitely check in from time to time, with all the above comments about successful purchases maybe I'll look into a little more :D
alillee alillee 9 years
i must check this out!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
Craigslist in SF is AMAZING. The deals I've found are absolutely unbelievable, plus it's more green to reuse furniture if possible, than buy it all new. I've found: • A practically new, mint-condition $3200 Crate and Barrel armoire for $300! • A GORGEOUS and large wrought-iron deck set of a table, two regular seats and two rocking seats for $100! • A set of three original silk block prints of San Francisco from the 50s for $30--also in perfect condition! • I got my two AWESOME roommates off CL! • Every time I want to go to a sold-out concert, I can always find an honest soul who can't make it and is selling his/her tickets at face value! In fact I just went to such a concert this past weekend thanks to CL--it had been sold out in two minutes! • AND recently I found my amazing new kitten through an ad for the rescue agency on CL :-D THANK YOU CL!
chancleta chancleta 9 years
we recently scored a mid-century danish style dining room table and chairs at an estate sale that we heard about on craigslist
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