Craigslist my love, my hate.

Aug 2nd, 2010

Craigslist and I have a love/hate relationship. But last week, Craig came through for me. I love him most of the time, but I don’t have all day to spend looking for items.

Here are some things I love (about Craigslist):

?You can get some SWEEEEEET stuff for super cheap.

?You can usually find whatever you are looking for with a little patience.

?Rare items are easier to find via Craigslist. For example, I see a lot of antique furniture that is AWE-SOME.

?Items are usually what the seller claims them to be. For example if they say “solid wood” I’ve found that 99% of the time it really is. :)

Here are some things that I hate (about Craigslist):

 *Some list items for ridiculous prices. For example, the couches that are 10 years old that look like a dog has been laying on it for at least that long is listed at $400.00. Really?

*Items that are no longer for sale. What a waste of time. Is this item for sale? No, sorry it’s not…then you need to remove it from the listings! :)

*Finding the PERFECT item…and then being 5 min. too late because someone just called about it.  So depressing!

*Items without pictures. I will probably never call you if the item doesn’t have a photo.

Honestly, the good outweighs the bad in my opinion. However, I don’t buy a lot of items on Craigslist because I’m pretty picky about prices and quality. But, every so often he comes through for me.

A local family was moving to Alaska….I got this piano for $50.00. Thank you Craigslist for telling me about it. Stay tuned for the transformation!

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