Best Things to Buy on Craigslist
Jill Vonier•7 min read
While you can find deals on just about anything on Craigslist, here are some of the best things you can buy at amazing prices.
There's nothing like the rush of getting a good deal! If you're anything like me, you love a good deal and you're always on the lookout for ways to save money on the things you need and want.
Enter Craigslist. One of the best places to find great deals on all kinds of items is right on Craigslist. It's the largest place for people to sell things they no longer need, which means extra savings for you.
Whether you're looking for furniture, appliances, electronics, or something else, you can often find amazing deals on Craigslist.
In this blog post, I'm going to share my top 10 picks for the best things to buy on Craigslist to get the best deals. These are items that are often in high demand, and you can often find them at prices that are much lower than what you would pay at a store.
Read on to discover my top 10 picks for the best things to buy on Craigslist.
It seems like we're always looking for ways to upgrade our homes, from buying new decor or purchasing new furniture. But, as we all know, it can be expensive. One of the best ways to afford this is by selling furniture you no longer want.
It's no surprise that one of the most popular categories under "For Sale" on Craigslist is furniture. You can find amazing deals on gently used couches, chairs, tables, beds, and just about any type of furniture you can think of.
Whether you're looking for something modern and sleek or more traditional and antique, you can find a wide range of furniture styles on Craigslist at amazing prices.
Before you buy any used furniture, make sure to read Top 10 Questions to Ask Before You Purchase Used Furniture for helpful questions that you should be asking.
When it comes to kitchen builds or remodels, appliances tend to eat up a large chunk of the budget. Major appliances are expensive to replace or upgrade. Similarly to furniture, selling your appliances is a great way to afford updating your kitchen.
From refrigerators, washing machines, or other major appliances, Craigslist is a great place to find gently used appliances. You can often find appliances that are almost new, or that have only been used for a short time, at prices that are much lower than what you would pay at a store.
This also makes it possible to buy higher-end appliances in great condition at much more affordable prices.
Is your child finally ready to learn how to ride? Or has he/she already grown out of the bike you bought them last year?
Bicycles are pricey and don't last very long as growing children continue to outgrow them.
Before you tap into your child's college savings account, remember that most parents are going through the same thing and likely have a bike they're trying to recoup some of their investment too.
Whether you're looking for a mountain bike, a road bike, or something in between, you can often find great deals on both new and used bikes on Craigslist.
4. Tools & Equipment
Purchasing tools and equipment brand new can be costly. This is especially true if you just need some tools for a temporary project. Instead of blowing your money at a nearby big box store, you can usually get just as much use out of used tools and equipment.
Whether you're a DIY enthusiast, or just need some tools for your home or garden, Craigslist is a great place to look. Other people who have upgraded their tools or only needed them temporarily are ready to make some space in their woodshed.
You can often find power tools, hand tools, gardening tools, and other equipment at prices that are much lower than what you would pay at a store.
Another great item to shop for on Craigslist is electronics. Just as people upgrade their kitchens and living rooms, they also love upgrading to the latest TV, new computer, speaker system, or other electronic device. When they don't need their old device, they sell it on Craigslist to make extra money.
If you're in the market for a new TV, computer, or other electronic device, Craigslist is a great place to look. You can often find a wide range of electronics at prices that are much lower than what you would pay at a store.
As with anything with working parts, be sure to check that the electronic device is in good working condition. For more questions you should ask, see our blog post Top 10 Questions to Ask Before You Purchase Used Electronics.
6. Musical instruments
Whether it's a drum set, saxophone, or a collectible guitar, instruments can be expensive. If you're a musician or your child is ready to join the school band, you may be astounded by the price of instruments are your local music shop.
Instead, check out Craigslist to find a good deal on the instrument you need. You can often find a wide range of musical instruments, from guitars and drums to pianos and keyboards, at prices that are much lower than what you would pay at a store.
Be sure to ask the seller if you can try out the instrument to make sure it's a good fit before you purchase.
7. Outdoor Gear
Nothing like the great outdoors to have a new adventure or spend quality time with the family.
If you are a big outdoors person or if you're just looking for some gear for your next camping trip or hiking adventure, Craigslist is a great place to look.
You can often find tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, and other outdoor gear at prices that are much lower than what you would pay at a store. This is especially helpful if you're new the outdoors and not ready to make a large initial investment.
8. Collectibles & Antiques
If you're big into collecting and antiquing, you know how exciting it is to find that one item you've been been searching for.
If you're a collector, or if you just love antiques, Craigslist is a great place to look for unique and interesting items.
You can often find a wide range of collectibles and antiques, from vintage toys and games to old books and art, at prices that are much lower than what you would pay at a store.
9. Books & Media
It's a normal practice for people to update their books, movies, music and other forms of media into digital formats. They can then declutter and save space by selling their old books and media on Craigslist.
If you love to read, are a collector of movies & music, or are just tired of streaming apps, Craigslist is a great place to look for these items. You can often find a wide range of book series, DVDs, CDs, old vinyls, and other media at great prices.
See our blog post Top 8 Questions to Ask Before You Purchase Your Next Used Book for important questions to ask before buying used books.
10. Cars & Trucks
If you're in the market for a new car or truck, Craigslist is actually a great place to look. Many people don't want to sell their vehicles to a dealership that will not give them as a good a price as a private sale.
So they decide to sell it themself. Thanks to its large user base, Craigslist is one of the easiest and effective places to sell a vehicle you no longer use. Whether you're looking for a classic car or a work truck, you can usually find what you need in your local market or even out of state if you're willing to pick it up. You can likely negotiate with the seller and get a really great deal.
So there you have it, my top 10 picks for the best things to buy on Craigslist to get the best deals. It's a great place to find what you need to upgrade your home, your gear, and even your vehicle.
Whether you're looking for furniture, appliances, electronics, or something else, you can find great deals on Craigslist if you know what to look for. Happy shopping!