I began exploring craigslist 2 years ago when I was looking for a new roommate- I did not find a roommate via craigslist, but i did unlock the magical door of craigslist. Â I get the same buzz from finding an amazing item on the pages of craigslist as i do when rummaging through a vintage/thrift store.
I was originally going to write a tip list for beginners, but I found this great article that sums it up best: Mastering Craigslist: 15 Tips for Buying on Craigslist. Â So instead I will share what I have purchased and how much i have saved in the past 2 years.
Total Money saved in 2 years: $2,860+
Vintage Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Chair
Actual Cost: $650+
Ashley Furniture Sectional sofa
Actual Cost: $1,650
Craigslist: $300 (1 year old, like new)
Actual Cost: $480 ($120 each)
Craigslist: $75 (1 year old, like new)
Actual Cost: $300
Craigslist: $150 (used 4 times, like new)
3 Hanging Planters
Actual Cost: $105 for 3
Craigslist: $20 for 3 (1 year old)