Craigslost.la

In SF, I used Craigslist for everything. Within minuites of posting something, I’d typically get a handful of responses. Heck, even my dog made the ‘best of’ at one point. Today, however, I’ve come to the sad realization that nobody in LA uses this resource like I do. I need to get rid of my Happy Fun Complete Bedroom Set post haste, but… I must be screwing up a keyword or two. No inquiries, whatsoever. I’m left with an unused set of furniture… and a scary picture of Ponzi’s Great Aunt Sally.

9 Replies to “Craigslost.la”

  1. Yeah, it’s definitely not used as much here. I think your best bet is the recycler. I was able to sell my bike pretty easily off of that.

  2. While I love the idea of Craigslist, I long ago gave up on it as a helpful resource (at least in Los Angeles). When I was looking for work, I can’t count how many times I didn’t even get the courtesy of a “sorry, we’ve already got what we need” or “sorry, you’re not what we’re looking for.” Silence, in this case, was golden. A golden shower!

  3. I have to second Robert on this – I’ve responded to probably 100 job ads on there and only gotten 2 replies, ever. One time I posted a fake listing just to see what kind of reaction I got, and within hours I have 300+ e-mails from people, all fresh out of school, all begging to do the job “cheeper than anyone else.” I guess you get what you pay for.

  4. Having not used the one in the Bay Area, I can’t speak to it not being as good, but I sold my car and a bunch of stuff from the kitchen through there, so I have few complaints.

    I do find folks rather flaky on the lists, but hey, it’s free and I LOVE that part.

  5. Yes! If you have used Craigslist SF/ SF Bay Area you will be in for a major shock when you use Craigslist LA. Whoa. I thought, well, there are 10 Million people in LA County — should be amazing. Well, it isn’t. The site just isn’t as well known here. I thought the recent Cover Story and photo of Craig in the Los Angles Times Magazine on Sunday would generate some traffic to the site. Didn’t happen. For example, last November, in SF, I posted a free sofa listing for an old sofa that I described worse that it actually was — I received over 500 postings within about 2 hours and the sofa was gone by that evening. I continued to get hundreds of e-mail messages for days — even after I took the posting down. That would not have happened in LA.

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