Ever Buy Things From Craigslist?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Ever Buy Things From Craigslist?
Fri, 07-05-2013 - 1:38pm

One person's trash is another's... we're not sure what. Here's a list of some of the strangest most interesting items currently priced at $0 on Craigslist


These are pretty crazy!  I must say though, I've found some pretty neat things on Craigslist!  My most recent purchase was a wood stool that I refinished for my hubby as a Father's Day gift (for his workshop).  Do you shop on Craigslist?

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Registered: 08-01-2007
Sun, 08-25-2013 - 12:08am

I have bought and sold on Craigslist. We sold a trailer, quads and a HD Motorcycle. We have bought a trailer, windows, a brand new generator and a pottery barn desk - which I love - for a fraction of the original price. We try to research the items we are looking for to find out what the item is worth and go from there. We try to be careful and use our gut instinct when meeting other people or having people come to our house. We have had no problems with the deals we have made. 

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Registered: 11-30-2004
Sun, 07-07-2013 - 9:04pm

we have bought on there too, so far have had no problems.  we have friends who do  a lot more buying and selling than we do and so far no problems for them either.  I think as long as you are careful and always take someone with you its pretty safe.


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Registered: 06-03-2001
Sun, 07-07-2013 - 9:00pm

Yes buy and sell, I usually feel the poster out and then decide if I really want the item.  I had seen a bag listed and contacted the buyer but didnt get a good vibe from her on how she wanted to meet and where, so just told her that I decided I didnt want the bag, but boy did I want. Just cant be too careful out there. I also scan the wanted section and if I have something someone is looking for I contact them, a way to make some money.

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Registered: 04-16-2008
Fri, 07-05-2013 - 9:05pm

Absolutely yes!  I have both bought and sold stuff on Craiglist and so far have not run into any weirdo/wacko or dangerous persons, knock on wood.