Thursday, June 2, 2011

Craigslist...

I like "Craigslist" but not everybody does. It is a world wide section of classified advertising and, like "Alice's Restaurant", you can get anything here. I have both bought and sold from Craigslist and always direct people to my websites from there.  Many of my customers first found me on CL.  It is bargain hunting and so much more.  I can go all over the world from Craigslist, discover what art supplies cost on any continent, where to find cheap housing, a job even, and a free way to get there.
   Sometimes I will get a comment from someone, maybe in Florida, maybe Russia, anywhere almost and I will go to Craigslist and find out what is for sale in their community, what jobs are available or how much a house costs.  There is a "Rant and Rave" section I look at sometimes and realize that all over the world we complain about the very same things!  There is an "Artists and Craft" section and I am aware that artists all over have the same struggle in attempting to sell their wares.  There is a "Community" section where you can find galleries, what they are after, visit them and see what is selling and for how much.
   Like anything on the Internet, there are a million scammers there, sharks waiting in the deep end for the vulnerable and those who can't swim.  I learned a long time ago to be careful of what emails I open!
But I like Craigslist and in minutes I can discover a lot about an area I knew nothing about.
   What is your best and worst experience with Craigslist?  Or an even cooler question!  What is your best and worst experience with the Internet?
   I cleaned up my computer and rediscovered all my websites!  They are HERE.http://home.earthlink.net/~samplesites/

4 comments:

Constance Stanza Extravaganza Extraordinaire said...

So how to I subscribe to Craiglist Jerry? I'm beginning to feel like The Sorcerer's Apprentice with all the sites I'm with now and I have forgotten about :-(

AutumnLeaves said...

I also like Craig's List. I only visit when I'm looking for something though. (My latest quest has been a used tapestry loom but I can't seem to find one in my area...) I should explore the site more often! Of course, I also like eBay and Etsy...I sometimes have to avoid when I'm of a mind to buy something. Money just doesn't come so easily and I don't want to be foolish! LOL

freebird said...

My son loves Craigslist. He's bought half his furniture from there. I've never used it.

Barbra Joan said...

I've never bought from Craigslist but I've sold.. things like furniture, mostly when I was downsizing from that 3 acre place to this Velveeta Cheese Box..
and yes you do have to be careful of what emails you open...