You Have To Pay For Craigslist??

by ATAC
15 replies
I can not believe it ?
I just went onto craigslist and they want to charge for a listing of $25 ...

How long has this been going on ?
Anyone know how to get around this ?

Thanks
#craigslist #pay
  • Profile picture of the author Scott Carpenter
    Craigslist only charges in a few specific categories (in a few specific markets) and always has. See here: craigslist | about > help > posting fees
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  • Profile picture of the author ATAC
    I never had to pay for a job listing but then again I wasn't the one posting them in a very long time..
    Thanks for clearing it up ...
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    • Profile picture of the author IM Inc
      I posted a job about a week ago and paid nada :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Samuel Adams
    Are job listings in all cities available on a per charge basis? That only seems like a select list. You might try listing your job in a lesser populated city.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Actually, they should start charging for all ads as that would get rid of most spammers. A lot of "jobs" are scams. Craigslist use to be a great resource. Hard to find items due large amount of spam. Hormel foods should buy em up. Sad to see what garbage has done to a once super company.
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    • Profile picture of the author Janice Stacy
      Originally Posted by seobro View Post

      Actually, they should start charging for all ads as that would get rid of most spammers. A lot of "jobs" are scams. Craigslist use to be a great resource. Hard to find items due large amount of spam. Hormel foods should buy em up. Sad to see what garbage has done to a once super company.
      I also agree with you. Once it was a good place for finding good quality services and offers. Now you can hardly get anything real there. 90% of the ads are spam and scam.
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      • Profile picture of the author carlso20
        Larger cities have a $25 per post charge for certain categories. Smaller cities will not have that charge. For a major city, $25 can yield a ton of targeted traffic to the right offer.
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      • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
        Originally Posted by Janice Stacy View Post

        I also agree with you. Once it was a good place for finding good quality services and offers. Now you can hardly get anything real there. 90% of the ads are spam and scam.
        I think so, too. Around 50% to 60% of my friends are encountering scammers from Craigslist once a month. It is really time for Craigslist to clean up. Their credibility is getting tarnished because of those scammers. Plus, these scammers are hindering those legit ones from having their ads noticed by Craigslist visitors.
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        • Profile picture of the author SVCGUY
          IF you post in a smaller city nearby thats free, then add in keywords (city names) youll get more traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Humphreys
    Yeah Craigslist charge for certain cities and categories. They have for quite a while now but on a positive note it's definitely cleared most of the rubbish out!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
    Well, if it is true, I would be very happy about it. I have never really paid for posting my ads on Craigslist before, but if paying means being able to get rid of all the spammers and scammers from different parts of the world, I would be more than glad to pay for my next Craigslist ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author arthking
    i've never paid for anything I've posted
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    If you post in a city like Seattle you have to pay.

    If you post in a city like Boise it's still free.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattseg
    I had a massage therapist in at work complaining about this. I guess it's a category that was used by hookers and they started charging $10/post to thin them out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Theduke2011
    Craigslist will have fees for high traffic cities in certain sections such as Jobs. It is their main stream of income to be completely honest. They have been doing this for quite some time now. They also do this is highly populated areas to keep spam postings from occurring.
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