View items on Sarasota's Craigslist by visiting Craigslist.org, selecting the US tab, selecting Florida and then clicking on Sarasota-Bradenton. To search for specific items, use the search bar on the left side of the page, otherwise, browse items for sale by clicking on the different categories in the middle of the page under the For Sale link. Click on categories to view prices, a brief description and an image, if available. Clicking on the description or image brings up the full item page.
When using the Craigslist search feature, try multiple keywords that may pertain to items you seek. For example, you may receive different results when searching for "file cabinet" versus "filing cabinet."
One of the categories available to browse is titled Free, and the users who frequent it regularly discard items on the side of the road for strangers to pick up. While such items are taken quickly, frequently browsing this section can yield good deals.
For common items, multiple sellers and prices are often available, so it's a good idea to create a spreadsheet comparing the various items, their conditions and their asking prices. This allows you to find the best deals and may provide the necessary leverage during price negotiations.