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Six Ways To Use Craigslist More Efficiently


Craigslist is one of the most useful sites on the Web: you can use Craigslist to find a house, find a roommate, sell a car, etc. Find out how you can use Craigslist to do all of these things and more.

1. Find something to buy

Craigslist is one of my absolute favorite sites on the web for finding something I need and selling something I don't.

2. More than just a place to buy and sell

Did you know that you can find a house to buy or rent on Craigslist? Interact with people all over the world in a variety of forums? Barter your services for something else? That's just the tip of the Craigslist iceberg. Here's a few more things you can do with Craigslist.

3. Find a Roommate

The Web can help you do a lot of things, and if you're looking for a roommate, Craigslist is a good place to start.

4. Make your Craigslist searches easier with RSS

Looking for something on Craigslist? Every category has an RSS feed, and you can even program your parameters. For example, say you're looking for a leather couch between $400 and $600 - you can specify that within the Furniture category and have results delivered to you.

5. Find something local

Some of the most interesting sites and search engines making their debuts today are those that are focused on local search, whehter that be local real estate, local weather, or local news. Here are just a few of the local search sites that I've come across lately, including Craigslist.

6. Go on a last-minute vacation

Pick your country or state, then navigate to either the Tickets, Vacation Rentals, or Barter section. I know that folks are able to score some serious last minute vacation good deals here, and you're dealing with people in your local area.

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