What Kinds of Local Services Can You Find on Craigslist?


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People turn to Craigslist in search of items for sale by other users in their local areas, to find interesting events taking place nearby or to find local jobs. Craigslist provides a wide array of services in local areas of the U.S. and overseas that address common everyday needs.

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What Kinds of Local Services Can You Find on Craigslist?
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The personals section of Craigslist allows users to view photographs, as well as read and reply to posts put up by potential romantic partners local to them.

On Craigslist's lost and found, users post photos and descriptions of items they have lost or found as a means to connect people to their lost items.

Craigslist's discussion forum is a series of message boards organized by subject matter; for example, among the more than 60 topics are gaming, pets, religion and yoga. People can share opinions with local people about topics of interest to them.

The Craigslist rideshare section invites users to post the details of upcoming journeys they will take outside of their locality. Those who would like to travel at the same time to the same destination (or a destination along the way) can contact the poster to make arrangements to ride together and share the costs of the journey. People without a means of transportation who want to pay a local, willing motorist for a ride can find help here, as well.

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