Craigslist is a popular online marketplace where individuals can buy and sell goods and services. However, as with any online platform, there are certain safety precautions and tips that should be followed to ensure a smooth transaction.
Craigslist can be a great way to buy and sell goods and services, but it’s important to be cautious when using the free online platform. Be on the lookout for scams, meet in public places, and use common sense. By following advice in this collection of craigslist tips, you can make your Craigslist experience a safe and successful one. Check out my website to learn how to sell on craigslist fast and other tips like how to search all of craigslist.
This post will teach you how to get a person and human being on the phone when you call 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777).
Below are many different ways that have worked to get a human on the phone. While many might not work anymore, you can always try it.
I try to keep up to date with the latest way to get past the automated crap. If you find this article and figure out the most recent way, leave a comment about how you did it.
I will see your comment and accept it and update this post with how you got it to work. We are a team against the ridiculous USPS phone system that want to help other people!Read More »How to Actually Get a Human at 1-800-ASK-USPS
Its’ design is simple, its ads are virtually non-existent, and it’s virtually free to use, yet Craigslist routinely posts earnings in the multi million dollar range.
This begs the question “how does Craigslist make money?”
As it turns out, they have a pretty clever way of raking in the cash without anyone being any the wiser and turning it into straight cash with a few old, simple business tricks with Craigslist’s history.Read More »How Does Craigslist Make Money?
Ah, Craigslist. The eternal 90s place to find missed connections, used VCRs, and roommates.
It might seem kind of crazy to find a place to live and people to live with on a website that doesn’t even have a modern design, but people do it all the time.
Craigslist is by far one of the most popular places to find a roommate.
When you need to save money, a roommate can be ideal. You’ll feel the immediate impact on your wallet from splitting rent and utilities.Read More »Craigslist Hacks to Find the Perfect Roommate Who Won’t Murder You
What do you do if someone copies your Craigslist ad and reposts it? Can they get in trouble?
The quick answer is, unfortunately, no.
Since Craigslist is a free classified website where the ads expire after a certain period of time, the ad you post will not fall under any copyright laws.
You can’t legally copyright your ad.Read More »Someone Reposted My Craigslist Ad and Won’t Remove It
Here’s some Craigslist Madison, Wisconsin information for selling online.
My website gives you free tips to be successful at selling on Craigslist.
I briefly touched on the subject of pricing items for sale on Craigslist in my eBook, however, I will go into a little more detail in this blog post.
Craigslist buyers love to find a bargain and they love to negotiate prices.
This can become annoying if you are selling a lot or plan to sell a lot on Craigslist, but it just comes with the territory.Read More »Pricing Items to Sell on Craigslist
If you aren’t part of the Craigslist community, you may be missing out on a wealth of opportunities as well as the chance to know more about the situations in your local community.Read More »How to Get Involved in the Craigslist Community
Craigslist is a website designed for local, person-to-person sales. However, if you post enough items for sale on Craigslist, you will occasionally get people that will want you to ship an item.Read More »How to Ship Items to Craigslist Buyers Using Bonanza
When you leave the option open to be contacted by potential buyers through email on Craigslist, you also leave the option open to receive spam.
Usually the spam emails are porn related, and usually they just have a sentence or two with a link to a website.
My favorite spam email that comes from Craigslist is one that asks if you want to hook up with a tranny.Read More »Funny Craigslist Spam Email
I am not going to promise you that you will find a job using Craigslist.
I am just a regular guy that has found a couple of jobs using the site, so I am going to give you my real world and honest advice. With that said, here is my experience.Read More »How to Find a Job Using Craigslist
I don’t know why, but one of the easiest items to sell on Craigslist is an air compressor.
I have sold many different types of items on Craigslist, but I have noticed that air compressors always sell if I can price it cheap enough.Read More »Air Compressors on Craigslist
I am sure a common question among Craigslist sellers is: Why do Craigslist buyers never contact me?
I will try to help and explain Craigslist buyers the best I can in this post.Read More »Why Do Craigslist Buyers Never Contact Me?
If you are looking for an alternative website to Craigslist for selling your old tools or offering other construction related services, check out DiggersList.
It is a newer start-up website, so the traffic they receive is nowhere near the amount of traffic Craigslist generates.Read More »Free Craigslist Alternative Classifieds Site for Selling Tools, Etc.
Finally, I have put together Part 2 of my Nigerian Scammer emails. This will be a continuation of Part 1, so please read Part 1 if you have not already read it.
Just so you know, I have been going back and forth with a Nigerian scammer via email for a few weeks.Read More »Nigerian Scammers on Craigslist Part 2
I have been going back and forth with a Nigerian scammer via email for a few weeks. I have been doing this so I can post a real example of how the Nigerian scams work.
They love expensive items, especially jewelry.
So, to be sure I could lure a scammer into contacting me quickly, I posted an expensive item in the jewelry category on Craigslist!Read More »Nigerian Scammers on Craigslist Part 1
I had a reminder today about “older” Craigslist buyers. And by “older”, I mean age. I do not mean any disrespect.
This is just a helpful tip for other Craigslist sellers that may wind up in this situation. It is up to the seller how they want to handle it.Read More »Older Craigslist Buyers
Over the past few years I have noticed people posting on different websites that it is too hard to sell something on Craigslist.
They complain that no one responds to their ads and the buyers are too flaky and never show up to actually buy the item.Read More »Be Found in Craigslist Search Results
Here is a very simple trick that can help you highlight a sentence or two in your Craigslist ad by making the text bold or putting it in italics.
All you will need to do is add some very simple HTML coding before and after the text you want highlighted.Read More »How to Use Bold or Italics in Your Craigslist Ad
Here is a video I created for people that are looking to sell online on Craigslist in Seattle, WA. It’s free:Read More »Selling on Craigslist in Seattle, Washington | Free Advice
If you are looking to make some extra cash, you may be wondering, how do I sell my stuff?
Listing some of your things online is easier than you might think. The two best websites to use are eBay and Craigslist.
By now, everybody knows about eBay and Craigslist.Read More »How Do I Sell Stuff?
While the website is full of reputable and legit businesses looking to grow their ranks via job listings on online marketplace boards like Craigslist, Monster, and Indeed, it’s entirely possible that the dream job you believe you’ve found online is a scammer or spammer trying to take your personal info.
Or it could be a less-than-reputable business that might not compensate you adequately for your work.Read More »How to Avoid Being Suckered by Fake Job Opportunities on Craigslist
Check out my main website if you are in Detroit and want to sell some stuff on Craigslist safely.
I provide tons of free information, like getting a human at 800 USPS.
Check out this quick video, then go to the main home page for detailed info.Read More »Craigslist Detroit MI Tips to Sell Online for Free
If you are looking to sell on Craigslist in the SF Bay area, or any other area, this is the best website to use. I provide tons of free information.
I will never try to sell you anything. Just go to my main page to learn more about selling on craigslist.Read More »Craigslist SF Bay Area Tips to Sell Online
If you live in the big city of Chicago, Craigslist can be a great way to get rid of some unwanted items. You can post things online to sell or give away for free.
Either way, be sure to check out my guide to selling on Craigslist. It will give you a lot of in-depth information to be successful in Chicago.Read More »Craigslist Chicago Selling Tips to Be Successful
This post will teach you the ABCs of Craigslist ghosting so you can figure out why your ad is not showing up on the website.
If you ever browse the Craigslist help forums, there are always people upset that their ads were flagged or never posted.Read More »Craigslist Ghosting | Why is My Ad Not Showing Up?
If you have ever listed anything for sale on Craigslist, there is a chance you were probably contacted by a Nigerian scammer.
They usually send a very generic email asking if the posted item is still available with no specific details about the item you are selling.
If you still have it for sale, of course you are going to respond and say that it is still for sale.Read More »Smarter Craigslist Nigerian Scammers
If you have ever searched Google for a specific product and model number, sometimes you may have noticed that a Craigslist ad for the item was in the top of the search results. Why does that happen?Read More »Get Your Craigslist Item Found in Google’s Search Results
I’m not sure why, but Craigslist decided to change the way item photos are shown on the ads. Personally, I liked the simple display at the bottom of each ad.Read More »Why Did Craigslist Change Their Picture Format?
Since I post a lot of stuff for sale on Craigslist, I receive a lot of spam email.
I think people that are trying to promote products or websites use software that scans ads posted on Craigslist and it automatically responds to the anonymous emails on the ads.Read More »Fun with Spam from Craigslist
Unfortunately spammers have flooded job boards with fake jobs meant to farm your email address so they can send you unwanted emails or other junk.
You would think that spammers would have a little bit of decency to leave those of us looking for work alone.Read More »Real job or scam?
Craigslist is the most popular and dominant free classifieds website online. However, there are a lot of sites like Craigslist that are free to use.
Here are the top three other websites like Craigslist to use. They include eBay Classifieds, Oodle and Backpage.Read More »Best 3 Sites Like Craigslist
Everyone knows that Craigslist is a great place to find cheap things for sale in your area.
If you are looking to buy used items to save some cash and you want to find the best deal possible and don’t want to wait around for something to be shipped from eBay or Amazon, check out the products listed in your local area.Read More »Find Free Things on Craigslist
If you are going to be posting multiple items for sale on Craigslist, it is a good idea to use a unique tag in your ads so they can be found easier. Since Craigslist returns exact search result queries, make sure you include a tag that would not be in anyone else’s ads so your ads are the only ones that will show up.Read More »Use a Hashtag in Your Craigslist Posts
If you are going to post an item for sale on Craigslist, make sure you are available to communicate and meet with a potential buyer.Read More »Don’t Leave Town After Posting on Craigslist
This article will teach you how to get Craigslist buyers to actually show up to buy your item. I know CL gets a lot of negative discussion because people complain that people are flaky and don’t show up to buy something.Read More »How to Get Craigslist Buyers to Show Up
Signing up for a Craigslist account is very simple. All you need is a valid email address and a phone number. This article will teach you how to do it in only a few minutes.Read More »How to Sign Up for a Craigslist Account
If you are looking to buy an item using Craigslist, I have a very simple, two-word tip: Don’t wait. Buyers that wait on buying an item usually don’t get a chance to buy it because someone else will be ready to buy within a couple of hours.Read More »Tips for Craigslist Buyers
I usually keep my account logged in all day as I post and re-post items for sale on Craigslist.
Over the last couple of weeks I have noticed that CL has automatically been signing my account out, which can be frustrating if you are in the middle of a post.Read More »Craigslist Might Automatically Sign You Out
If you receive an email that is claiming to be from Craigslist telling you that your account is going to expire, do not click the link in the email. It is a scam.
It is a phishing scam to get your email address with your Craigslist account password.
The email will look something like this:
Subject: Info about your account REF498066Read More »Craigslist Scammer Emails Phishing Scam