A reader recently alerted us to an interesting factoid regarding the online classified service, Craigslist:
It’s not entirely free.
In case you didn’t know either, here’s a rundown of all that Craiglist charges for (taken from their website):
- Job postings in SF Bay Area—$75 per job per category (e.g. 1 job in 2 categories is $150).
- Job postings in the following areas—$25 per job per category (e.g. 1 job in 2 categories is $50): Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Central, NJ, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Inland Empire, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Long Island, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York City, North Jersey, Orange County,Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Sacramento, St. Louis , San Antonio, San Diego, Seattle, South Florida, Tampa, Washington DC.
- Brokered apartment rentals in New York City—$10.
- Therapeutic services* in the United States—$10 (reposting of live ads $5).
- Tickets by-dealer in the United States—$5.
- Cars/trucks by-dealer in the United States—$5.
* I have to say, I’m curious as to what this all entails.
Save for these items, Craigslist remains the best free alternative (with the biggest audience) to listing your items/services for sale than really any other online classifieds.
Did you know about these Craigslist fees?