Nov 5, 2013
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Craigslist for Car Dealers

Craigslist is an online revolution that began in 1955. Founder Craig Newmark set a new trend in the world of Classified Advertising. In what started as an email list for the San Francisco and The Bay Area events, has rapidly expanded. In 2000 they expanded to major metropolitan cities. Today Craigslist covers over 700 local sites in 50 U.S. states and 70 countries. Craigslist gets more than 50 billion page views per month and more than 60 million each month in the United States alone.

To put it simply Craigslist is a region wide online classified site that has advertisements from services to gigs, jobs to community events, personals to missed connections, homes for sale to apartments for rent. There is no more highlighting and circling ads in the local newspaper print. Craigslist is the new go-to for consumers in today’s market! It allows anyone to network and find almost anything they are searching for. You can even post your resume, participate in discussion forums, post wanted items and person ads. Craigslist users post more than 60 million new classified ads each month and more than 1 million new job listings each month.

Is it free? Good question. Unlike most things today Craigslist is free  (In most states). If you chose to post on Craigslist you must sign up. It is very simple and takes less than ten minutes.  To just browse and shop you do not need to sign up, you can simply just navigate through.

Craigslist is very simple and straight forward. It has no imagery or design on the background. It has remained virtually unchanged since 1995, helping it remain extremely user friendly. Craigslist supports several different languages. Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Filipino, French, German, Itallian, Norwegian, Portugese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. Anyone can use craigslist. Craigslist uses a user flagging system to quickly recognize illegal and inappropriate ad postings. It is updated daily by everyday people selling, advertising, searching for volunteers, employees, you name it.

For Car Dealers and Car Buyers Craigslist is the place to be.  For buyers, it is a one stop shop to browse any and all type of vehicles. You can search vehicles by type, such as truck, SUV, car or mini-van. You can even just search by price or price range, as well as location or age of the vehicle. You can search a wide variety or something as specific as a “1990 blue Dodge Ram” You can find the vehicle you are looking for in the comfort of your own home or office, on your own time without having to travel lot to lot to just browse. For dealers, it gets their inventory out there, and in the eyes and view of thousands of people. Today people are resorting to the internet for everything. Why should buying a car be any different? Consumers can see what you have, pictures and details about the vehicle. They can call to setup an appointment with you, check and see if the vehicle is still available and ask questions. By your ad being seen on Craiglist, you are advertising and getting your name out there. Who doesn’t want that?

Craigslist has really come a long way and is helping to make the car buying experience a simpler, less stressful, task.  People are busy these days.  Anything that can be done to make life just a little bit easier has got to be a good thing, and Craigslist is that good thing!

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