Craigslist, started by — wait for it — a guy named Craig, is a classified ad website that put the final nail in the coffin of newspapers. Sure, they’re around, but who puts ads in a paper anymore? With sections devoted to jobs, housing, personal ads, items wanted and for sale and offered services, Craigslist is a one stop shop for your entire life.
With Craigslist, it’s all about knowing the best cities and sections to surf, without dropping down the rabbit hole of unwanted postings. We want to keep you from muddling through the muck. Here’s the ten best Craigslist section to hit up when you’re bored.
All Community > Pets
If you’re not up for finding a one night stand or a gently used coffee table on Craigslist, one section that is surprisingly bizarre is the pets section. Most of the animals aren’t that unusual, but reading some of the reasons people are getting rid of pets is hilarious. A friend of ours sent us this gem:
Discussions > Atheism
There are few groups more outspokenly annoying on the internet than Atheists. To not believe in something, they certainly seem to go out of their way to talk about it. I understand if you want to talk on forums, or Reddit, but what sort of emotional tailspin do you have to be on to end up discussing theology on Craigslist, next to announcements for bake sales and unlicensed massages? Here’s a good example on the advanced level of discussion going on with the Craigslist atheists:
Personals > Casual Encounters
Do not open this one up in public unless you’re ready for everyone in the coffee shop to see you browsing pages of weird looking dicks and husky women from the neck down. I won’t spoil the fun for your browsing, but you have to hand it to Craigslist; their categorizing is vast. You can attempt to plan anything from an all-male threesome to a transsexual, woman, and man suck fest. I’m just glad Craigslist reminds you what STDs are at the bottom, because if you’re planning a gangbang on there, that’s definitely your top priority.
For Sale > Barter
Maybe you don’t have a lot of extra cash, but there’s something you need in your life. Never fear! Craigslist has you covered. You can list any random thing lying around your home and offer to trade it to someone for whatever you’re feeling. I just want to know what guy is out there looking at his chicken coop, wishing he could downgrade to fish harvesting instead. What a wonderful world we live in.
All Housing > Housing Swap
With sites like Air B & B, there doesn’t seem to be much of a need to discuss swapping homes with someone on Craigslist, but alas, it is still active and busy. The best part of this section is when listings are either mistitled or purposely titled something bizarre to draw attention. Please explain why this is the title for a listing about an apartment for rent or trade:
Personals > Rants and Raves
Forget having a blog, you can just go to Craigslist and ramble on about whatever insanity you’re feeling that day. Here’s a guy I stumbled upon that found a loophole in the Ice Bucket Challenge and felt that all of his fellow Craigslisters should know about it:
I know it may not sound exciting, but you will be absolutely amazed at the things people try to sell on Craigslist. Just remember that, unlike eBay where you can just have the item shipped to you, you’re going to have to go meet these psychopaths in person. Just weigh out that fact before you decide to contact someone for a must-have item like this:
Personals > Missed Connections
I don’t know why anyone would think if they ran into someone attractive at the mall food court and didn’t make a move, they’d immediately go home and look on Craigslist to see if it was their secret soulmate. If you’ve never browsed the missed connections, not only could you be missing out on the love of your life, but also gems like this:
For Sale > Free Stuff
Why spend money or barter when you could just have something for free? A lot of the times it’s just a bunch of junk or the leftovers from a garage sale, but how upset would you be if you missed out on owning a piece of mythological treasure like this:
I don’t know who is in charge of rounding up these hilarious postings, but if you want to get straight to the good stuff, this is the way to go. Just read this magical job listing recently featured on the best of page: