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Need a new(ish) computer

I am looking to buy a used computer off of Craigslist and I would like a few tips on how not to get burned. [more inside]
posted by Brandon1600 on Sep 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Can I build a Craigslist Crawler?

Can I safely and legally build a Craigslist crawler? If so, help me figure out how! See inside for details... [more inside]
posted by wetpaint on Aug 27, 2009 - 15 answers

Craigslist automated notifications would be a good idea.

Why hasn't anyone created a mainstream application/website to generate Craigslist notifications similar to EBay's "saved searches"? [more inside]
posted by Dave. on Aug 26, 2009 - 11 answers

How to buy a car from a person

I am looking to buy a used car for cash from a local (CA) private party, not a dealer. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Aug 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Bed bugs on Craigslist?

There's a bed frame I want for a great price on Craigslist. Should I worry about bed bugs? [more inside]
posted by AaRdVarK on Jul 30, 2009 - 19 answers

How to earn emergency funds, through Craigslist or otherwise?

What kinds of items can be sold on Craigslist for the most money? (Alternately, what are some jobs I could do for emergency funds, given my unique circumstances?) [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Jul 26, 2009 - 15 answers

How much trouble am I in?

So, I inadvertently sent my phone number and address to a Craigslist Scammer. What problems could this pose me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Gemstone scam?

A friend of mine has become involved in a new... "job" It sounds too good to be true so it must be! [more inside]
posted by PowerCat on Jun 30, 2009 - 74 answers

Someone bought THAT?

Help me find some hidden treasures. [more inside]
posted by SweetTeaAndABiscuit on Jun 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Warranty for Craigslist Item

I am selling a computer (macbook) on craigslist, and some of the potential buyers are asking about a warranty. What sort of warranty should I write? [more inside]
posted by theyexpectresults on Jun 20, 2009 - 21 answers

Free Furniture?

What about free furniture on Craigslist? [more inside]
posted by bobertdude on May 22, 2009 - 17 answers

Craigslist Etiquette

Is it rude to not respond to someone on Craigslist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2009 - 21 answers

How can I determine the mattresses I'm looking at are real TempurPedics?

I'm trying to buy a used TempurPedic mattress on craigslist as a gift for a family member who wants one. I know next to nothing about mattresses- how do I make sure I actually get a genuine TempurPedic? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on May 2, 2009 - 6 answers

To swat a scammer?

I have a foreign scammer trying to get me on a Craigslist item that just won't take the hint and give up. Should I ignore them, or should I make their lives miserable? [more inside]
posted by ConstantineXVI on Apr 30, 2009 - 25 answers

Subletting help

I am a fairly inexperienced college student planning to sublet my room (currently renting) for the summer. What's the right way to go about this? (Some lease problems inside) [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on Apr 28, 2009 - 6 answers

What scam are these macbook box bandits running?

We've had to buy five macbooks in three years because of a couple of apartment break-ins. Now we're moving (because of apartment break-ins). I put up the old macbook boxes up for free (seem too nice just to recycle) on Craigslist and got a surprising number of takers. Is there a scam here? [more inside]
posted by miniminimarket on Apr 25, 2009 - 19 answers

Business being defamed on Craigslist. What can I do?

Hi, a competitor keeps defaming my business on Craigslist, calling me a scammer and what not. This hurts because I get most of my business from Craigslist. [more inside]
posted by grammalvsu on Mar 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Where to post flyers/ advertise for free in Chicago? And in general, how to get hired for a block party?

Where to post flyers/ advertise for free in Chicago? And in general, how to get hired for a block party? [more inside]
posted by lblair on Mar 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Where can I have a threesome in LA?

How can I safely experiment sexually, like in a club or other group setting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2009 - 11 answers

Please don't take me to the cleaners...

Buying a used Washer and Dryer on Craigslist: Thrify and Smart or Foolish and Regrettable? [more inside]
posted by lannanh on Feb 19, 2009 - 21 answers

What are my rights after being sold counterfeit items by a Craigslist seller?

I bought some items from a seller on Craigslist and they turned out to be counterfeit. What are my rights? [more inside]
posted by jacksaturn on Feb 17, 2009 - 11 answers

What should I look for when buying a used harmonium?

What should I look for when buying a used harmonium? (maybe accordions too) [more inside]
posted by waxboy on Jan 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Mystery Item

What is this thing? [more inside]
posted by granted on Jan 18, 2009 - 12 answers

Help keep me from getting ripped off!

Making an expensive, long-distance purchase. He only accepts "cashier's checks/money orders". How do I protect myself? [more inside]
posted by Glendale on Jan 15, 2009 - 16 answers

How should I get paid?

I am selling an expensive item on Craigslist. How should I ask for payment? [more inside]
posted by soy_renfield on Jan 8, 2009 - 23 answers

Can't access an SSL page on Craigslist?

I can't access the craigslist accounts page to edit/ or post from my home computers? [more inside]
posted by Twinedog on Dec 15, 2008 - 2 answers

How to feel less alone in a new city?

I've moved to a new town (Amarillo, TX) and have been here for two weeks and I'm feeling bored/lonely. I plan to live here for at least two years. How do I pass the time productively? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Dec 15, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I get my stolen bike back?

My bike was stolen, and now I think it's being sold on craigslist. How can I go about getting it back? [more inside]
posted by cubby on Dec 5, 2008 - 20 answers

How to purchase an item from Craigslist long distance?

Is there any way to ensure a Craigslist sale is legit for an item I want to purchase in another city? [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Nov 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Ebay vs Craigslist for absolute novices

Mr. immlass and I are considering craigslist vs ebay for selling electronics/computer gear. Neither of us has any experience with either system as a seller; he's bought a few rare items (CDs) on ebay. Specific questions within. [more inside]
posted by immlass on Nov 16, 2008 - 15 answers

Avoiding Online Employer Scams

What are some reliable ways to check the authenticity of companies that advertise for jobs on craigslist and other such websites?
posted by mannequito on Oct 20, 2008 - 9 answers

RSS reader optimized for Craigslist and Kijiji

Wanted, an RSS reader optimized for Craigslist and Kijiji. Willing to program myself, if necessary. [more inside]
posted by Chuckles on Oct 9, 2008 - 9 answers

(too) Cheap car with escrow. What could go wrong?

She's selling the Mini for $10k under retail and will ship it out here at no cost for me to inspect. It's just like nice Mr. Oreck and his vacuum cleaners! So what's the scam? Or is it too good and true? [more inside]
posted by niles on Sep 19, 2008 - 30 answers

Post Blind-date.. Does she dig me?

Does she like me? I'm not sure if I'm seeking reassurance or cold reality.. [more inside]
posted by mediocre on Sep 15, 2008 - 39 answers

Get rich quick with data entry?

What are those Craigslist "get rich quick" ads really all about? You know the ones; they promise $250-1000 a day just for "filling out forms" and then prompt you to purchase a $39.99-99.00 "kit" with all of the instructions on how to become financially independent overnight. [more inside]
posted by mezzanayne on Sep 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Buy. Sell. Trade.

Interested in buying and then selling stuff. I am running into two (and I assume, very common) problems. 1. The high quality stuff I find tends to be too expensive to buy. 2. The cheap stuff I find is really crappy. I know in order to make money, you need to buy low and sell high. But, this seems a LOT easier in theory than in practice! What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Sep 9, 2008 - 29 answers

But if I just lose 5 pounds, it will fit me.

Purging closet filter: What should I do with clothes that are close to brand new but that I don't want anymore? [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Sep 3, 2008 - 11 answers


Does dating through craigslist actually work? [more inside]
posted by spamguy on Aug 28, 2008 - 39 answers

How to see expired posts on Craigslist?

I did a Google search and came up with a link to a Craigslist posting, but the post is expired. Obviously, Google has the text of this because it shows me snippets of it in the search result list, but there is no "Cached" link for me to see it. How can I get this info out of Google or Craigslist? Or, alternatively, is there a website that has cached versions of Craigslist posts? The post in question is ten days old.
posted by MrZero on Aug 28, 2008 - 3 answers

Craigslist scam?

Is this apartment ad on Craigslist a scam? It seems too good to be true of course, and it links to a suspicious-looking URL where they ask that interested people fax them a credit score. [more inside]
posted by Tehanu on Aug 28, 2008 - 14 answers

Craigslist offer: Scam? Legit?

Craigslist offer to buy an item I'm selling: Scam? Legit? Am I overreacting? [more inside]
posted by alpha_betty on Aug 13, 2008 - 28 answers

First-time car seller looking for best way to sell a car in NYC

First-time car seller looking for best way to sell a car in NYC? [more inside]
posted by dcjd on Jun 16, 2008 - 6 answers

How much would you pay for a monome?

How much would you pay for a monome? I'm looking to sell my first edition monome 40h (monome.org) but don't know how much I should charge. [more inside]
posted by defmute on Jun 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Renting an apartment on Craigslist - 4 very similar applicants. Is this a scam?

Renting an apartment on Craigslist - 4 very similar applicants. Is this a scam? [more inside]
posted by bradn on May 1, 2008 - 11 answers

Fraud Help

How the heck can I get money back after I was an idiot and a victim of fraud? [more inside]
posted by jpcody on Apr 21, 2008 - 8 answers

Polish Craigslist?

What is the Polish equivalent of Craigslist? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Apr 16, 2008 - 8 answers

Craigslist alternatives for Europe?

Craigslist alternatives for Europe? [more inside]
posted by mkn on Apr 13, 2008 - 11 answers

For sale: Dead car. Not very pretty. Perfect for target practice.

Can I sell this car? And how? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Apr 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Where exactly is "Silver Lake Adjacent"?

I'm relocating to LA from Chicago next month. I've been looking on Craigslist for apartments, and I'm leery of the accuracy of the lister's location descriptions. I've gotten plenty of advice as to what neighborhoods to look in, but I really don't know if I'm actually looking in those places. [more inside]
posted by hwyengr on Apr 9, 2008 - 18 answers

God, I miss America's Job Bank...

I'm looking for free places on the internet to post multiple, very similar positions in multiple cities... And a way to do it without being seen as a "spammer" (a la multiple postings on Craigslist.org). See explanation... [more inside]
posted by thewalrusispaul on Apr 4, 2008 - 3 answers

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