Question: Why is Craigslist charging $5?

As the number of subscribers began to grow, the risk of scammers using the site for their benefit increased as well. Starting on April 15, 2019, Craigslist began charging $5 for listings in its Cars and Trucks for Sale category.

Is Craigslist now charging to post?

craigslist | about | help | posting fees. All craigslist postings are free, except for: Job postings in US and selected CA areas—$10-75 (fee varies by area) Cars/trucks, RVs, and motorcycles by-owner in the US—$5.

When did Craigslist start charging to post ads?

The popular online marketplace had been charging the fee on dealer listings since 2013, but this is the first time it has instituted it for private sales. A Visa, Mastercard or American Express card is required for payment. The ads are good for 30 days and $5 is required for each additional 30-day period or repost.

Why does it cost to post on Craigslist?

Fees. Craigslist brings in revenue that foots the bill for all its free services. The company charges fees to post “help wanted” ads in 29 U.S. markets, as 2013, to post brokered apartment listings in New York City and to advertise therapeutic services, such as massage therapy.

Why is stuff so cheap on Facebook Marketplace?

The marketplace is free to use, which leads to a lot of competition between sellers. This leads sellers to mark their cars price as cheaper than it is so that they show at the top as the cheapest seller. The crazy low prices also work as clickbait to get more eyeballs on their offer.

Is it safe to sell a car on Craigslist?

The simple answer is “yes.” You can trust Craigslist cars to sell your used car. The website is popular with private buyers and sellers, as well as dealers. But you need to proceed with caution. Many individuals are wary about selling or buying vehicles on Craigslist cars.

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