Craigslist – amazing free resource

Seeing as I found this blogging opportunity through Craigslist it seems appropriate to write this article about Craigslist.com. Though I found the opportunity via the “jobs” section my focus for this article is mostly the “for sale” section and the ‘free’ sub-section. Let me start by sharing with you things you can find for free everyday on CL.

10 things you can find forFREE everyday on Craigslist (at least in Phoenix, AZ)

  1.  Televisions
  2.  Spas / Jacuzzis
  3.  Moving Boxes
  4.  Fill dirt
  5.  Pallets
  6.  Furniture / Mattresses
  7.  Appliances
  8.  Toys
  9.  Rocks
  10.  Building Materials

Next, 10 surprising things I have seen more than a couple of times for FREE on Craigslist

  1.  Mobile Homes
  2.  Walk in freezers
  3.  Timeshares
  4.  Pianos / Organs

    Found under "free" in Monterey's CL page

    Found under ‘free’ on Monterey’s CL page

  5.  Vehicles / Boats
  6.  Horses / Goats
  7.  Tickets (even good ones)
  8. Used oil

    free used vegetable oil

    free used vegetable oil

  9. Nearly new furnishings
Found under 'free'

Found under ‘free’


AND my favorite (for creativity) 

10. You pick ‘em greens (basically weeds listed as mustard greens, dandelions, and clover)

 

 

 

 

I think most of us know that you can turn to Craigslist if you are looking for a job or a place to live or you want to buy or sell a vehicle. But, below I have listed 10 Things I bet you did not know you could find on Craigslist

  1.  Craigslist TV – a Youtube channel of weird, wild, and wonderful stories of craigslist users.
  2.  a variety of Open Source projects (I would tell you more but this area is a little above my level of understanding & participation)
  3.  Craigslist blog
  4.  “Craigslist Joe” A movie based on a man on a mission to live a month off of Craigslist alone. He sets off with a cell phone,  bicycle and a backpack. No money, no contacts.
  5.  Best of Craigslist
  6.  Discussion Forums for everything
  7.  Lost and Found – A great place to post an ad for a lost or found item or pet.
  8.  Barter – Under the “for sale” category there is a section for people to trade things.
  9.  Rideshare –  whether you are looking for a ride somewhere or you do not like to travel alone this is where you should look.
  10.  A Date –  Yep Craigslist has a ‘personals’ section where you can find others looking for love, a LTR, BBW, SWM, SWF, SBM, etc. – always use caution when finding love online.

And my final topic:

5 Things you would expect to find for free everyday on Craigslist but can’t.  Don’t get me wrong I have seen all of these things listed for free but not very often.

  1.  Computers
  2.  Cell phones
  3.  Aluminum cans (many people like to collect cans for others but not here)
  4.  Game consoles (we all know gamers need to update their systems every couple of years, where are the old systems going?)
  5.  Bicycles

I think it would be a great challenge to build and furnish a home using only things found on Craigslist. I am ready for this challenge just need to find the land for free. And a jurisdiction that would be willing to work with this building concept. It would be difficult to keep with traditional methods and materials so imagination, and ability to work with what is available are a must.

Thanks for reading and Take Care.

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