Craigslist is a LIFESAVER
Being in college and being broke are pretty much unanimous. Life revolves around too many roommates and not enough space, hand me down furniture and sleeping on futons, and late night study sessions or frat parties… or both. And having nice things? Well that’s a luxury that is pretty much nonexistent, because, let’s be honest, when you have money the first thing you want to spend it on is probably not brand new furniture.
That’s where Craigslist can be the ultimate lifesaver. A website where people sell off their stuff for relatively cheap prices? Count me in. And the selection is virtually endless. It’s like an online flea market, with all the perks of selling everything under the sun and you avoid the crowds. Top that with the fact that they also list jobs, apartments and houses that need sub-leasing or just leasing in general, and even dating services if you’re into that kind of stuff… the list goes on and on. It’s a haven for, well, everything. So let’s take a look at just a few of the things Craigslist is good for:
- Holy amazing, there’s a lot of furniture for sale on this website, and all of it reasonably priced because people just want to get rid of it. You can easily search through everything and 99% of the time will find exactly what you’re looking for. Too expensive? Most people selling on Craigslist are more than willing to negotiate. I got an entire set of brand new leather couches, a glass coffee table, and two matching end tables for $600 because the guy and his girlfriend were moving and she wanted new furniture… And it was all barely a year old and in perfect condition!
2. Making Money
- On the flip side of selling, Craigslist is also a great place to make money. You can easily list items you need to get rid of and you get to name the price. You can start out higher than what you really want and either work down to a reasonable price or get lucky for someone willing to pay your asking price. One of my college friends restored golf clubs and sold them on Craigslist throughout college and made pretty good money – enough that he didn’t need to have a part-time job and could still afford to go out and pay his bills.
- Whether you’re looking for part-time, full-time, or even just temporary work, the job listings are endless. Depending on where you live there may be some fierce competition, but if one doesn’t work out there are a million other listings you can look at in every category imaginable. I found both jobs I’ve had since college on Craigslist!
So if you’re looking for a way to make some quick cash or you need to furnish an apartment on the cheap, look on Craigslist. There really is something for everyone, and since you can search locally you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for where you’re looking for it. Heck, you might even find stuff you didn’t even realize you needed!
This Guest post is by Christine Kane from internet service providers , she is a graduate of Communication and Journalism. She enjoys writing about a wide-variety of subjects for different blogs. She can be reached via email at: Christi.Kane00 @ gmail.com.
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