–Written by Cel
Craigslist is a much-maligned resource. It has a bit of a sketchy reputation, which admittedly is somewhat deserved. But don’t let that scare you away! I found my current job on Craigslist, and my current apartment. However, where Craigslist (or equivalent sites like Kijiji) really shine is for buying and selling.
It makes a big difference to your finances when you buy used, and/or sell things you no longer want rather than just disposing of them. Doing both of those can reduce expenses of certain hobbies (e.g. video games) substantially. It’s not uncommon for me to buy a game, play it, then sell it for $0-5 less than what I paid. Once, I even made money buying a game on sale at FutureShop, then selling it for more than what I paid after I was done.
Here are some tips to follow to make your Craigslist transactions run smoothly. This may be common sense to those who are familiar with Craigslist, but may be helpful to those who are new to buying and selling through such sites.