Is Craigslist a Good Place to Advertise Used Pickups for Sale?


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Craigslist can be a good place to advertise used pickups due to its high website traffic and no-cost advertisements. Trucks on Craigslist often command slightly lower prices than those on AutoTrader.com or eBay.com, and the company has not earned high marks for customer service.

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Especially among younger users, Craigslist has become one of the largest places online to buy and sell used cars and trucks. In major metropolitan areas, especially in states with a large number of pickup truck sales like Texas and Colorado, browsing a model such as the Ford F-150 can return hundreds of results. This means lots of eye traffic and potential offers, although it also means greater competition and often lower pricing.

In a 2015 survey of thousands of people who regularly sell goods online, eCommerce Bytes rated Cragslist number six overall but behind Amazon.com and eBay.com. The publication cited user complaints about no-show buyers but gave Craigslist above-average marks for ease of use.

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