What Can You Buy and Sell on Craigslist in Los Angeles?


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People can buy and sell antiques, appliances, books, jewelry, furniture and sports equipment, among other items, on Craigslist in Los Angeles. Sellers can post some items for free, and Craigslist charges fees for other items, including job postings, tickets sold by dealers and vehicles sold by dealers in the United States.

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The Best of Craigslist website shows that people can buy and sell almost any item on Craigslist. Readers nominate individual postings for the list. Unique items posted in Septmeber 2015 include a semi-chewed chair, a 1991 Geo Tracker re-purposed into the Batmobile, a giant rideable T-Rex art bike, a collection of 200,000 45 rpm records and 11 reptiles that the owner needs to re-home. The list also features a job opportunity for someone who wants to become an assistant in a traveling cat circus.

Craigslist also has a personals section. People use this section for arranging dates and can specify "strictly platonic," "dating/romance" or "casual encounters." In 2005, the San Francisco Department of Public Health named Craigslist as the second-most common correlation to syphilis infections in the area.

Craig Newmark started Craigslist in 1995. The classified listing site expanded to other areas in 2000 and covers more than 700 areas in 70 countries as of 2015. In March 2008, Craigslist began supporting postings in Spanish, French, Italian, German and Portuguese.

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