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Craigslist is turning out to be a gold mine if you are a bargain hunter. Just remember to research the item thoroughly before you buy it.
More than anything, Madison wants to give people who don’t have the time or understanding of what to look for “the opportunity to get a great deal on things.” Though Craigslist isn’t a curated marketplace, Madison thinks that it has so much potential because it reaches such a wide demographic. She adds, “There’s a lot of junk, but there is always a hidden gem here and there.” Here are nine of Madison’s most valuable tips for furniture shopping on Craigslist.
In the process of negotiating, Madison advises offering to pay more in cash, if you know that you want the item. If it’s listed on Craigslist, the seller probably isn’t pressed about the resale value—they want to sell fast, so they will go with whoever provides the quickest turnaround time. (Venmo is another solid option for a quick transaction.) “If I’m really set on something, I’ll say, ‘I can pick it up today and pay in cash, if you can do this much,’” she says. “That’s usually a pretty good selling point.” (Source: www.architecturaldigest.com)
Madison warns that, whenever possible, agree to meet people in a public place, if it’s an item that can be brought outside. She also doesn’t recommend sharing your phone number unless you’re certain that you’ll buy the item—if you ever receive a response for a listing requesting that you text or email the seller directly, it’s probably spam. (Craigslist is still mostly an unmonitored platform.) “Use your best judgment,” she says. “I’ve always looked at the picture of the person that’s selling. Bringing someone with you is always a great idea, especially if you have to go into the house.” (Source: www.architecturaldigest.com)
Craigslist allows people to sell and buy items that are no longer needed by posting on their website. Search for the item you are interested in and you’ll need to pay for that item in cash and pick it up in person. But there is one perk you’re likely not aware of that could save you a lot of money. There are times when people post items on the site that include free furniture that was either a gift or left behind.Once upon a time, Craigslist was the only digital marketplace where people listed items that they were looking to resell. (It’s hard to believe that Facebook Marketplace didn’t exist until 2016!) While eBay emerged around the same time and shifted the e-commerce landscape on a global level, Craigslist served as a digital bulletin board with local listings for every U.S. region. As the decades went on, Craigslist gained a sketchier reputation as scammers infiltrated the platform and used anonymity in their favor by posting fake advertisements and fraudulent deals. But if you know exactly where not to look, it still can be an incredible resource for real home goods. (Source: www.architecturaldigest.com)