Evansville Indiana Craigslist Experience

Selling on Craigslist while free, is not worth the latest frustration.

December has not been a good month for me on Craigslist.  It has ruined me from wanting to try to sell anything on there.  Perhaps I'll give it another break and come back in a few months.

The ability to sell for free is not worth the frustration.

Local Car Lots Selling On Craigslist

Here is some free advice for local car lots looking to capitalize on the popularity of Evansville Craigslist.  Yes it's free to list and there are not printed rules to follow, however there is netiquette that should be followed if you don't want to piss potential buyers off.  Let's get started.

1. Always advertise the price, don't  make me call you.  Town and Country Ford is the latest offender of this and frankly I'll never shop there again, that's how much it pisses me off.

2. Provide plenty of pictures, at least 4, don't tease me with the perfect exterior picture when the interior is rotted.

3. Remove the damn listing if you've sold it off your lot.  Internet shoppers don't like to hear about great sales after the fact.

4. Don't Spam!  Filling up Craigslist with listings from your car lot is the equivalent of filling my email inbox with Viagra ads and then coming to the grocery store with me and pushing my cart over when it's full.  Don't do it, you are ruining the free service for everyone else and it makes you look like a dick.

5. Don't list crap.  Only list things on Craigslist that are of value or a special deal.  This means if you have a special edition car or truck you want to sell, list it, or if you have a bargain basement price, list it.  Everything else you can keep to yourself and try to sell off of your lot.

Evansville Classifieds For Free

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.