A lesson in how not to negotiate

I mentioned last week that I listed the Buick on Craigslist for $7,850. I’ve had some inquiries, some emailed low-ball offers, lots of questions, and the ubiquotious is X still available which is followed by absolutely nothing. So far I haven’t been asked to trade for a Sportster, which is something heretofore I have… »8/06/15 6:15pm8/06/15 6:15pm

Dear Craigslist Landlord: You Suck

Dear Potential Landlord,

Thank you so much for listing your apartment for rent on Craigslist. I really appreciate the ad; especially the part where you said “ABSOLUTELY NO PETS” followed by exactly 42 exclamation points. Had you used only 35 or even 39 exclamation points, I would’ve inquired about bringing my pet… »5/14/15 2:54pm5/14/15 2:54pm

Report: Criminals Scamming Craigslist Sellers With Fake Bank Checks

We already know that Craigslist transactions can get be dangerous, and that you should take every precaution you can. Now the National Insurance Crime Bureau has issued a warning about a very well organized, multi-state, scam where people are getting fake bank checks and losing their car. »5/08/15 7:25pm5/08/15 7:25pm

Man Makes Awesome Video, Still Can't Sell His Ford Taurus

An Omaha man is trying to sell his 2002 Ford Taurus for $3,000 on Craigslist. Rather than just take a few pictures and write a description, he decided to give Ford's best selling sedan the attention it deserves with a pretty impressive video. He has gotten a lot of press, but no offers for some odd reason. »4/16/15 2:21pm4/16/15 2:21pm

Should I Trade In My Car Or Sell It Privately? 

When it's time to upgrade your current ride, you're faced with the choice of trading it in to the dealership or selling it elsewhere. While a private sale can be a hassle, it often means getting more money for your car. However, it really depends on what you have and your local tax rates that determine the most… »3/30/15 10:39am3/30/15 10:39am

Police Departments Offer "Safe Lots" For Craigslist Transactions 

You can find some great deals on bargain automobiles on Craigslist. However, recent stories about buyers and sellers being robbed or even killed illustrates the risk you take when dealing with an online stranger. Some police departments are responding by allocating a portion of their parking lot to ensure a safe sale. »3/27/15 12:26pm3/27/15 12:26pm

Police: Atlanta Gang Members Used Fake Craigslist Car Ads To Rob Victims

There was a time when if you wanted to get a nice cheap car, Craigslist was the place to go. You can still find good values on CL, but you need to be careful out there. Police say Atlanta area gang members were setting up fake Craigslist ads for cars that didn't exist, in order to lure people and rob them. »3/05/15 2:23pm3/05/15 2:23pm