In this day and age everyone has heard of eBay, an online market place for people to have virtual yardsales. And no doubt you've heard of a little antique publication called the Evansville Courier as well. Both of these mediums can be used to sell something, but both cost money, let's look at an alternative free classified solution for Evansville.
Craigslist.org is a massive, online, free classified website where people can trade locally. Joining Craigslist is free and to post items from CD's to cars is 100% free. Unlike other classifieds that require an upfront cost and then a final value fee, no matter the price, on Craigslist Evansville it's free.
I've been using Craigslist for several years, both buying and selling. From what I can tell, the Evansville section of the classifieds has absolutely exploded, especially in the Cars & Trucks section. I attribute a lot of the increase in action to the slumping economy and people looking for deals or wanting to liquidate their driveway. Be warned however, there are plenty of scammers on there, just like on eBay. Since Evansville has a local section, don't pay up front for anything and always meet in a public area for transactions.
Craigslist Tips For Trading In Evansville
When meeting someone for the first time, please remember to:
- Insist on a public meeting place like a cafe
- Tell a friend or family member where you're going
- Take your cell phone along if you have one
- Consider having a friend accompany you
- Trust your instincts
It's important to remember, that even online, if it's too good to be true, it normally a scam. As mentioned previously, I've sold a vehicle on the free classifieds and purchased a number of items from local Evansville residents. However, it's possible, once you have an account, to post items all over the US, depending on your locale.
So, start saving some money and start liquidating that garage the free way.