What services and sites have you replaced Craigslist with?
January 27, 2014 10:05 AM   Subscribe

What do you now use instead of Craigslist for finding rentals, jobs, activities, etc.? I'm interested in both the paid and free options you've found.
posted by ziggly to Grab Bag (15 answers total) 38 users marked this as a favorite
I'm unsure of the context of your question...I still use Craigslist for a lot of things and I don't see that changing any time soon. For apartments and buying/selling used stuff I still use Craigslist. For jobs I use Craigslist, Indeed, and LinkedIn. For activities/events I use city-specific stuff (I live in San Francisco so I like FunCheapSF).
posted by radioamy at 10:09 AM on January 27, 2014 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: I should have specified that I'm not looking for a one-size-fits-all site like Craigslist, but rather which services have you realized are better left to a specialist or handled by a paid service (i.e., you now pay a rental broker rather than searching the housing listings yourself.)
posted by ziggly at 10:13 AM on January 27, 2014

If I want labor services, I just go to Angie's List or check the local classifieds (they still exist!).
posted by thomas j wise at 10:15 AM on January 27, 2014

My neighborhood has its own listserv on Google Groups and I've found that folks often post things for sale there before they post on Craigslist (or, especially under the "Free" category).
posted by mattbucher at 10:25 AM on January 27, 2014 [1 favorite]

Oh ok, thanks for the clarification.

We live in a city with TaskRabbit, and have hired moving help using that.

I also look at classifieds on NextDoor as well.
posted by radioamy at 10:25 AM on January 27, 2014 [1 favorite]

Angie's List

And I wish we had TaskRabbit in our town, but alas, alack, we don't.
posted by michellenoel at 10:28 AM on January 27, 2014

I regularly use a local service in N.C. called Sweeps (hires college students to do one-off jobs for you). More secure and more reliable than craigslist. There might be a similar service in your area.
posted by aka burlap at 10:30 AM on January 27, 2014

And I use industry-specific job boards and list servs to find jobs. I still look at craigslist jobs posts but have found them to be not nearly as useful as more niche jobs boards.
posted by aka burlap at 10:32 AM on January 27, 2014

In NYC, Streeteasy is good for housing searches (but mostly broker-fee places).

I use AirBNB for vacation rentals.

Simply Hired is good for job searches as is Idealist.org.
posted by melissasaurus at 10:34 AM on January 27, 2014 [2 favorites]

I use Indeed.com for job searches, PadMapper for rental searches, and MeetUp for local activities.
posted by Arbac at 10:40 AM on January 27, 2014

kijiji !!

it's like craigslist but minus the sketch factor
posted by St. Peepsburg at 10:59 AM on January 27, 2014

Care.com for recruiting childcare. NextDoor app for giving away stuff. And oh yes, AirBnB.com and VRBO.com for house rentals.
posted by CruiseSavvy at 2:11 PM on January 27, 2014

  kijiji !!

FYI, the rest of the world might know that as eBay Classifieds, GumTree, Baixing or iBazar.
posted by scruss at 3:13 PM on January 27, 2014

I preferred hotpads to Craigslist for my last housing search.

For nonprofit job searches, Idealist has always been better than Craigslist.
posted by lunasol at 3:49 AM on January 28, 2014

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