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    Craigslist

    I hope I am posting this in the correct section.
    I need a quick reply.
    I live in Eastern Canada but want to post on Craigslist in the U.S.
    Is there a charge for posting ads on CL?
    Thank you.
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    Hi,
    I don't think there is, I think it's like kijiji here in Canada. Hopefully someone in the U.S. will respond for you.

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    No cost to post on craigslist
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    there's no cost. and you can just have them reply to CL instead of putting your email or phone number in the posting. i love using CL
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    Thanks for the quick responses. QB rocks!!
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    Heard through media sources, Craiglist in Canada, not the safest, and the products they sell, not verified but obtained by theft... Just rumour at this point.. Be careful, for your security.. I know Etsy.com and ebay have better protection and are monitored a little closer.. Always be careful about the settings keeping your home safe..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookiemonster View Post
    Craiglist in Canada, not the safest, and the products they sell, not verified but obtained by theft... Just rumour at this point..
    Just FYI - "they" is no one person, business, or entity. It's essentially a giant garage sale put on by thousands of different people, and you should treat it as such. Buyer beware and protect yourself at all times. Having said that, you can get some awesome deals at garage sales!
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    the only non-free ads on CL are, I think, jobs and apts in certain larger cities. They have to make SOME money, after all!

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    I would never buy from craigslist. There is too many other safe places that you could go too. Please don't use them!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Just FYI - "they" is no one person, business, or entity. It's essentially a giant garage sale put on by thousands of different people, and you should treat it as such. Buyer beware and protect yourself at all times. Having said that, you can get some awesome deals at garage sales!

    Exactly!

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    Craigs List is all free but please be careful we listed a wood slitter no address just town and our phone number we goy some crazy texts saying to send our address so they could send a check I called the number back but said they could not take the call at that time so after several texts I called them again and left a message telling them to call instead of texting as I did not except checks this way so was last I heard I am not sure what is going on but please be careful with to much personal info

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    When you list something for sale, be sure to put CASH ONLY in the text. I used to get those scam emails too, but I think CL changed their format somehow, I don't get them as much anymore.

    Any time someone offers to send you a CHECK for something and have you ship it = BIG SCAM.. I would not even reply.

    That being said, I did have a very old printer listed for free on CL once, someone from about 1000 miles away contacted me and offered to pay to have it shipped. He paid through Paypal, I shipped it, it was all legit. One in a million!!

    And if you ever have a question as to an email, copy a sentence from it. Go to Google and paste in search. If it is a scam, you will see a bazillion hits with the EXACT same sentence in it. The scammers are not very creative!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    When you list something for sale, be sure to put CASH ONLY in the text. I used to get those scam emails too, but I think CL changed their format somehow, I don't get them as much anymore.

    Any time someone offers to send you a CHECK for something and have you ship it = BIG SCAM.. I would not even reply.

    That being said, I did have a very old printer listed for free on CL once, someone from about 1000 miles away contacted me and offered to pay to have it shipped. He paid through Paypal, I shipped it, it was all legit. One in a million!!

    And if you ever have a question as to an email, copy a sentence from it. Go to Google and paste in search. If it is a scam, you will see a bazillion hits with the EXACT same sentence in it. The scammers are not very creative!
    Thanks so much for this info.
    Last edited by ranger; 08-07-2014 at 08:26 AM.
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    Also live in Ontario so wondered --if you try something on CL --would you please do a new post as a follow up
    to this one so others here will know if it worked. I helped a man in Fl use CL --I took
    photo's of his camper -then he told me what he wanted in the ad (he was sitting with me ) Had people use
    his Ohio cell phone number to call/ view it. He sold it and 2 years later was back at park with different camper.

    It was a good learning experience for me . Funny because he was told to ask hubby who is the techy person.
    Norm says --Oh I don't do that kind of thing but get wife to help you so I had to drop what I was doing just to be a good neighbor . I didn't even know / like that guy either. He was more pleasant to me when he came back next time.

    I started using Kijji when wanting to find a fabric panel and doilies because a lady in my sewing group talked
    about using it and having good luck selling things. So far so good.
    Last edited by Mornigstar; 08-07-2014 at 06:04 PM.

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    I have tried Kijiji to sell my quilts. I didn't get enough money to pay for the fabic I used. I had no problems with the Kijiji website but people just won't pay a fair price. At least, that's was my experience.

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