I'm considering buying a used car on Craigslist, but the seller disclosed to me over the phone that the car had been stolen, then recovered. If everything else checks out, would you buy the car? If so, are there any pitfalls I should look out for? [more inside]
posted by anastasia
on Sep 18, 2007 -
Can someone explain the "I will exchange for new, boxed software" scam on Craigslist to me? [more inside]
posted by jimray
on Sep 13, 2007 -
How can I protect myself from a scam when I can't check out the apartment in person? [more inside]
posted by lilybeane
on Jul 21, 2007 -
Looking for a little help building a Google Maps/Craigslist display applet. [more inside]
posted by Marky
on Jul 17, 2007 -
What's the best way to ensure safety when selling a physically large item that cannot easily be brought to a neutral site via Craigslist? [more inside]
posted by loudguitars
on Jul 5, 2007 -
I am pretty sure I am caught up in an Internet scam, and I want to know the best way to proceed to make sure I cover all my bases.
posted by mto
on Jun 20, 2007 -
Are there deal sites like Fatwallet.com for Europe? (Vienna/Austria, specifically) How about populated sites for used stuff like craigslist (I know there's a craigslist vienna, but its not very populated)?
posted by sdis
on Jun 6, 2007 -
I'm about to list a relatively expensive item on Craigslist (asking ~$700) and have been reading up on all of the different scam horror stories and what _not_ to do
. I'm only going to be dealing with someone in person, and I won't accept any wire transfers, cashier checks or money orders because of the high abuse potential, but I'm not sure what this leaves as viable alternatives for what I _should_ do to receive payment. [more inside]
posted by freshgroundpepper
on May 28, 2007 -
Is there somewhere on the web that offers analyses of the best time to look for an apartment in an area (specifically, Berkeley/Northern Oakland)? Or, alternately, is Craig's List conveniently archived somewhere? [more inside]
posted by one_bean
on Apr 9, 2007 -
Buying a local laptop on Craigslist from a guy with a gun. Precautions I should take re. the meeting? [more inside]
posted by Mave_80
on Apr 5, 2007 -
Right now, what are some good places -- in addition to ebay & Craigslist -- to sell used tech gear (such as old PowerBooks and any other excellent-condition but old stuff)?
posted by lorimer
on Dec 15, 2006 -
Has Craigslist's missed connections board (or similar) ever actually worked for anyone? [more inside]
posted by raf
on Dec 6, 2006 -
I live right between two locations on Craigslist. Posting an ad to one region means it won't show up on the other, though they are both equally distant and I want people from both areas to see.
I want to cross post, but there's a warning that the posting might be flagged/removed. Should I worry about this, or go ahead anyway? This isn't spam, and it's also my first time posting on the site.
posted by bangitliketmac
on Nov 6, 2006 -
Is craigslist now the only place to search for apartments in urban areas of the U.S.? What does this mean for the significant share of the population that is not computer literate? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Sep 29, 2006 -
I posted a hookup ad on Craigslist and got 200+ genuine, funny and long responses (along with 40 or 50 immediate deletions). What's the norm here for responses? Do I respond and say "no thanks", something more or just leave dead silence? Which would you prefer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 17, 2006 -
If you search for sofas or sofa sets on Seattle's Craigslist, you see a lot of new sofas--many leather--being sold "out of the box," "original packaging," etc. for well below retail. Though the sellers are different, often the pictures are similar, like a scan out of a brochure. Anyone have any experience with this, or know what the deal is?
posted by _sirmissalot_
on Aug 15, 2006 -
What is the most diplomatic way to get out of a lease agreement with future roommates I've never met? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry
on Aug 13, 2006 -
How can I awaken Craiglist Calgary? I’ve been using Craigslist Vancouver for barters and job listings while I’ve been here, but now I’m off to Calgary, Alberta. The ’list moves slooow out there – too slow to be practical at all. Any ideas how to rally more users to the site? [more inside]
posted by Milkman Dan
on Aug 9, 2006 -
Why is craigslist failing me in my apartment search (ideal: looking in mountain view, 2BR, under $1400)? And where can I find such a place? also interested in Portero Hill in SF... [more inside]
posted by zonem
on Aug 6, 2006 -
I give up. Question about gmail opening in the same window then closing when I send the message. Using Firefox. [more inside]
posted by peep
on Jul 16, 2006 -
I posted an electronics item for sale on craigslist and began receiving several questionable offers for purchase, but none that are explicitly described by craigslist as a scam. [more inside]
posted by robbie01
on Jul 8, 2006 -
Canon 350D Rebel Filter: I am probably buying a used one off craigslist. When I go to see it what should I look for? [more inside]
posted by Brainy
on Jun 29, 2006 -
Does anyone have any experience with a company called Entertainment Media Consultants, Ltd.? I answered a craigslist ad for an online job from them and something about it is starting to bug me. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry
on Feb 10, 2006 -
Craigslist has yet to visit my community, and from what I can tell there's a real dearth of comprehensive entertainment/events listings. There are two local colleges, a very small local music scene, and the usual array of chain restaurants and movie theaters, plus some community events. There are some listings in a freebie paper entertainment guide.
Anyway, I want to make a site that aggregates all of this information and is searchable by category or key word. Is there a pre-existing content management system that might work well for this? [more inside]
posted by craniac
on Dec 4, 2005 -
Anybody have a clue what's going on at BovineUnite.com
? Billboards started showing up here in the Baltimore area a week or so ago. The site is registered locally, but the execution of the site seems too good to be just some local prank. So far, the only Google reference to the site is a Craigslist ad
looking for people to travel around Maryland wearing the cowsuit. What are they advertising? Skim milk? Chick-Fil-A?
posted by baltimore
on Apr 6, 2005 -
Where do I post a call for bloggers? (This is not my call for bloggers.) [more inside]
posted by o2b
on Mar 10, 2005 -
London Mefi folks, a question: I've recently moved to London, and am searching for the equivalent of craigslist to buy some simple household items (like a Hoover). The London site of Craigslist seems a little weak. Any recommendations?
posted by mtstover
on Jan 11, 2005 -
I'm looking for an anecdote I read around the time of Fahrenheit 9/11's release. It was about a young woman who is confronted in the queue for F9/11 after she lights up her cigarette. I believe it was from a Livejournal, and I think
I saw it somewhere on MeFi, but damned if I can find it. [caveated inside] [more inside]
posted by Evstar
on Dec 8, 2004 -
Where do you go when you want to buy used computer parts? I'm looking for a Socket 478 CPU and I've checked trading boards at FatWallet, Anandtech and of course ebay. What are some great places I'm overlooking?
posted by luser
on Nov 9, 2004 -
There've been lots of threads about internet dating, but my question is: the internet hook-up. It's something I've been considering recently (I ended a long-term relationship a few months ago and don't think I'd be able to sustain another one right now), but I'm completely inexperienced with it and would like to hear some "testimonials," as it were, before deciding one way or another (and no, I don't mean in a Dear Penthouse way). I'm a young gay guy in NYC who's been considering Craigslist, if that helps to focus your response, but I'd like to hear from people across the spectrum... what are the best and worst scenarios you know of or have been involved in? (And yeah, I know the basic safety tips -- somebody else should know where you're going, etc.) Does it generally work out, or is it more trouble than it's worth?
posted by anonymous
on Nov 9, 2004 -
Now that Craigslist is not free, is there another board where can I find someone to help me with a small NYC-based php/mysql/odbc project? I don't want to use google groups - I'll be spammed for years...
posted by subpixel
on Sep 2, 2004 -