My favorite sections are the job listings

In short, Craigslist is the classified section of a newspaper posted online representing almost every city in the world. My favorite sections are the job listings (broken down into fields), for sale (garage sales broken down to types of products), real estate listings (rentals, homes for sale, vacation site for rent, etc), and the the community section (various classes, happenings, etc). This is only 2/3’s of it. Each of the sections I mentioned also has an area for people wanting things as well.

The For sale area represents mostly individuals selling products used/new/old but never used….and most you have to meet the personally and pay in case (recommended). But since listing an item and/or service is free, the cost of items and services are generally pretty low.

My Mom was saving for a $1500 living room set from a retail store and was lucky enough to find the exact same set “gently used” on Craigslist and picked it up for $850. Needless to say she is hooked. I’m still on a hunt for a side-by-side refrigerator, preferably with ice and water on the door and have seen some listed anywhere from $300-$500 for ones that would typically run $1000+.

I love the FREE portion of the For Sale section the most. If your quick enough, you can get anything from fire wood, appliances, clothing, etc for free…people just want to get things out of their homes.

Its also very nice if pictures are included, but of course not necessary.

Just pull up the website, find the closest city to you and start shopping for whatever it may be that you need. If you love bargains, you’ll be hooked!!!

it’s a great site where you can get good stuff cheap. Type into your browser www.craigslist.com, then click on what city is nearest you. Then you can choose from any & everything there. They even have a spot for FREE stuff.

Another website to bookmark is ergloans.com – I visit it every time I need cash when my payday is too far. They provide cash loans online. You can apply for up to $5000.

Craig’s list is an online yard sale! Well, a little more than that. They have everything you are looking for and some things you never knew you needed. It is set up so you select the site for your area and the broad category you are looking for – furniture, vehicles, kids stuff, freebies and even jobs and services. I use this site frequently – last yard sale, I had one person come to the sale specifically for the items I posted (with photos) and paid full asking price!

I also use FreeCycle alot. Both to give and get. Yesterday I picked up a rotisserie over (great condition, just what I needed) and had picked up a pressure cooker I haven’t used in years. Out with my junk, in with others!

I agree with you about Craigs list

I agree with you about Craigs list.

I have got several items free. One is an outdoor bistro set…..table with two chairs. It wasn’t in great condition, but a good scrubbing and new paint and it looks super.
I also got a lava lamp for free, two beautiful ferns, and a really neat 50’s style white standing metal cabinet . I bought new knobs for it and painted it and it looks so cool.
Got a free desk I stripped and painted black with a faux marble top.

I bought a solid wood coffee table on Craigs for $30.00. Went to Home Depot and got some user friendly stripper… meaning it is safe enough to even use indoors unlike some strippers who have dire warnings on the back. The coffee table is stained now and wax applied and I love it.

Also bought an Ethan Allen console for $35.00 and a tiffiany sytle lamp for 20.00. Also got two nice looking wing chairs for $50.00 each.

I furnished my basement with two free chairs from Craigs. Great condition. The woman who gave them away was clearing out her Moms home who had died and just wanted things gone . I also got a futon, rocking chair, coffee table and two lamps on Craigs all for $200.00.

It was quite a deal. It came from a couple with no kids or dogs and was in great condition. They were redoing their rec room and needed space for the new stuff.
Craigs list is one of my favorites. You can really find some deals and if you are fast enough, you can get free stuff!

www.freecycle.org is another place where people are getting rid of items for free, to save them from going in the landfill. There are sites all over Canada and the United States. I belong to several in my area and they have been instrumental in helping me furnish 3 different apartments for clients with schizophrenia. It is worth looking into as you can get clothing, toys and pretty much anything you can think of!