How to get great stuff for free on CraigsList.org
I bet, You too - just like me, wonder sometimes, looking at Your friend "Where is he/she getting all this cool stuf from?" Well - maybe they simply buy it. But how much can person spend eg.: on gadgets? And what to do when You are short on cash and would like that CD or DVD You always wanted to buy? Craigslist.org is the answer! To be more precise craigslist free section. How to take advantage of this with no need of charging Your PayPal account? The first step is to find your local Craigslist page (eg. CraigsList SeattleCraigslist Toronto or Craigslist NY or any other). The second step is to search for what You desire with the word "free". And that's it! The third step is just going through hundreds of items without a price tag. But wait - how to save yourself a lot of time and a hassle?
The main tip would be not to bother with free items listed on craigslist without pictures. Person who is giving away stuff for free on craigslist this way, unlike while selling on craigslist, isn't getting anything in return (except for Thank You and making someone happy :) ), but they are not paying anythig for posting either. So concluding - if they are to lazy to post a picture (which is like a one minute job) than probably thay were also too lazy to take good care of the thing they are giving away.
Of course You can always ask for some pics but many posters may not want to or not even care to answer at all. I think they strongly believe saying "I have a free Sofa," is enough get rid of things thay don't want anymore. You have to answer yourself simple questions - "Do I want it that bad?", "Is it close to where I live?" and "Isn't there any other that won't disappoint me?" If You have three "Yeses" than give it a try.
Tip numer two is about curb alerts. Curb alerts are way of saying by the Craigslist posters something like "I left a bunch of free stuff on the sidewalk - come get it." Now, what's the tip? If the post is one, or more days old than don't bother checking it out. The best things are gone with only junk, that neither other people from craigslist nor people passing by it didn't want, left.
Although getting free stuff from craigslist is great but have some temperance. Do not collect everything free on Craigslist just because You don't have to pay for it. You will make mess of Your house - the only good thing from this can be You will be inviteda as aguest on Oprah's show about hoarders :P Moreover, it isn't entirely free - think of strings taht can be attached. Gas isn't free and You will need to spend some time to pick that free stuff up.
If You are looking for a bargain on craigslist - go get them! Try to get free stuff on craiglist. But if You are a craigslist advertiser - simply try to save Your and others time. Do not try to giva away rubbish - some things belong to the garbage can.