Wednesday, November 17, 2010

--{{CRAIGSLIST -VS- EBAY}}--

So after using eBay for quite a few years now, and Craigslist for quite a few months now, lol, I feel it necessary for me to create a post going over the positives and negatives of each!! This is original content right here, and please, feel free to comment on your experiences or if you think I am incorrect on this!!

---eBay---
Pros-
  • Extremely wide selection, hard NOT to find what you are looking for!
  • eBay seller/buyer protection
  • You can get a great deal... Sometimes
  • Lots of crap results to look through very often
Cons-
  • Fees, fees, fees!
  • Shipping makes it cost more, more often than not.
  • Paypal adds even more fees!
  • Some items can be overpriced
---Craigslist---
Pros-
  • Prices seem better a lot of the time
  • Never pay for shipping
  • Entertaining to look at everyday, as some of the stuff is so random
  • Not as wide of a selection
  • Get items instantly, possibly
  • No Fees!!
Cons-
  • Having to meet somewhere with a stranger can be intimidating
  • Prices can be ridiculous sometimes, but sellers usually realize when they are and lower them
  • Can be a lot of crap to sift through as well
  • Spam/Misleading posts

30 comments:

  1. Never used Craiglist before since I never had problems with Ebay in the past. The fees are annoying but the prices and the buyer's protection is why I never went on Craiglist. I might give it a try someday, thanks for the Pros/Cons!

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  2. I've always been afraid to get shot/stabbed/mugged/raped by using craiglist.

    I don't use ebay that much either though, but it seems a bit safer.

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  3. Ebay-shipping sux. CL- getting to meet a stranger can turn out to be very rewarding. Your results may vary.

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  4. Buying off of Craigslist is always really awkward for me, and kind of sucks because usually I have to drive and get lost :I

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  5. I think CL wins because you don't have that middleman taking your money.

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  6. If it wasn't for the fees ebay is awesome. I go where i can sell better.

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  7. Agreed with the previous comment, Ebay is a BLATANT ripoff anymore when it comes to listing fees + they take a percentage of the final sale price from the seller. What is it up to like 20% now? ROFL. I stopped selling with them ages ago as a result of this. CL on the other hand is free, but its also spam city.

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  8. Ive actually met up with people from Craigslist, some very nice people. It could be good for people who are shut-ins.

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  9. Both are at the bottom of my list. I don't really like either.

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  10. never tried one of those buy maybe i should do that :D

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  11. Good points for both. I've had more experience using ebay as a buyer, but would probably look at Craigslist as a source...thanks!

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  12. Cool story, bro!
    Following your blog

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  13. I've tried selling stuff on craigslist but most people are flakes. But I found my apartment there! Yay!

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  14. I prefer amazon over either. I sell books on it, buy whatever, and it's just better all around!

    I look at Craig's list for job offers. I stay away from ebay cause its ass expensive.

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  15. what is craiglist? I don't even know it sorry.. I just know Ebay & Amazon oô

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  16. I use Amazon for most stuff, but eBay does have a much larger selection, sometimes at better prices.

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  17. i thought craigslist was for like... prostitues...

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  18. I have bought and sold on both sites.

    I find CL great for large items locally, I sold a car within 2 days of posting it on CL only.

    And I like eBay for smaller high valued things, sure the fees suck, but you get great nationwide exposure and are able to sell niche market stuff easier.

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  19. I've actually used both, and I'm on the fence on which one I like the most lol.

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  20. CL is random. you might get a legit person or someone that might rob you.

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