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The Best 27 Websites Like Craigslist to Buy and Sell Stuff

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Craigslist has been wildly popular shortly after its inception in 1995 for several reasons. First, the site features hundreds of thousands of items for sale in pretty much any category you can imagine.

Second, (and probably my most favorite reason) it’s so popular because it’s free. F.R.E.E. Free to list, free to sell, free to buy. If you’ve ever had other types of sites eat up your profits via listing and selling fees, you know what I’m talking about.

With the ever-expanding world of e-commerce, there are now dozens of other websites like Craigslist to choose from to list the stuff you want to sell, or to buy the things you want or need. Here are a 27 of the most popular websites like Craigslist you might find helpful for buying or selling things.

1. Oodle

Oodle is probably the most comparable alternative to Craigslist, but it does something Craiglist does not do – Oodle aggregates listings both locally and nationally from sites like eBay, ForRent.com, BoatTrader.com, Cars.com, and many more. Oodle uses these networks of online marketplaces to buy, sell, and trade products and services.

Categories

  • Merchandise
  • Motor-operated vehicles (cars, boats, motorcycles, RVs, etc.)
  • Rentals
  • Real estate
  • Jobs, pets
  • Tickets
  • Services
  • Personal ads
  • Community-related ads (announcements, groups, etc.)

Currently Oodle has over 15 million monthly users and is available in the United States, Australia, Canada, India, UK, Ireland, and New Zealand. There are no fees for listing or selling, however there are limits to how many listings you can post at a time based on your selling categories.

2. Locanto

When you think of Locanto, think of the word “local”.

Instead offering up ads from around the country, Locanto is best for those who are looking for something locally such as a used car, a babysitter, a job, or anything particular to the vicinity of where you live.

It’s very simple to post an ad on Locanto and the ads are meant to feel and look like ads you see in the local newspaper (what are newspapers again?). My favorite part of Locanto is your ad will remain live for 60 days which exposes your ad to a very large audience.

Bonus: You can upload pictures into your ad and you can use HTML codes to send a link to your website if you choose to do so.

Categories

  • Classes
  • Community
  • Events
  • For Sale
  • Jobs
  • Personals
  • Pets
  • Real Estate
  • Services
  • Vehicles

3. Penny Saver USA

I am sure the founder of Craigslist (Craig Newmark) had a Penny Saver print ad in his hand well before he ever thought of starting Craigslist.

Penny Saver has been around for more than 50 years and survived the shift from print media to digital media in the online world. If you live in California, you can still find the Penny Saver in print, but everywhere else is online as PennySaverUSA.

PennySaverUSA is visited more than 1 million unique visitors per month.

Categories

  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Cars & Vehicles
  • Food & Dining
  • Jobs
  • Merchandise
  • Pets
  • Real Estate
  • Services

4. GumTree

Gum Tree is just like Craigslist and is wildly popular in the UK and is also frequently used in Australia, South Africa, and recently GumTree has began to increase in popularity within the United States

No matter where you live, GumTree is still a great alternative to Craigslist because of the ability to buy and sell to anyone in the world.

Categories

  • Motors
  • For Sale
  • Property
  • Jobs
  • Services
  • Community
  • Pets

GumTree can also be used as an app and can be found in both the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

5. US Free Ads

USFreeAds have been around since 1999 and I don’t think they’ve ever done an update on the look of their site. It’s about as plain and simple as you can get which isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes keeping it as simple as possible works the best.

After doing some digging, there are two separate sites for US Free Ads –  USFreeAds and USNetAds

Categories

  • Automotive
  • Pets & Animals
  • Collectibles
  • Real Estate
  • Home & Garden
  • Hobbies & Leisure
  • Toys, Games & Models
  • Health & Fitness
  • Electronics
  • Miscellaneous
  • Clothing & Footwear
  • Jewelry & Watches
  • Announcements
  • Services
  • Sports
  • Wanted Ads

6. AdLandPro

AdLandPro allows you to post up to 20 ads for free and the ads will stay on their site for 4 weeks. However, if you update your ad inside those 4 weeks, you can keep your ads up indefinitely.

Once you post your ad, it is then sent to their database which is linked to over 57,000 affiliates websites.

Categories

  • Jobs
  • For Sale
  • Automotive
  • Announcement
  • E-Books & Online Lessons
  • Real Estate
  • Miscellaneous
  • Pets
  • Services
  • Business

7. Geebo

What makes Geebo (pronounced G-bo) unique is the personal touch in the digital age. Every single ad is actually manually approved by a human being instead of a robot or algorithm.

Geebo is only offered in the United States and is currently in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Austin, Phoenix, Washington, DC, and Seattle. To date, Geebo has spread to over 160 communities nationwide.

Categories

  • Merchandise
  • Construction & Farm Equipment
  • Services
  • Employment
  • Rentals & Roommates
  • Real Estate
  • Resumes

8. Backpage

Backpage is extremely similar to Craigslist in just about every way possible.

Backpage is only in the United States and you can search and post by state and city. You can post free ads locally and can post ads in multiple cities for a fee of $0.25/ad per day per city.

Categories

  • >Local Places
  • Community
  • Buy
  • Sell & Trade
  • Automotive
  • Musician
  • Rentals
  • Real Estate
  • Jobs
  • Dating
  • Adult
  • Services

9. USA Today

Not much to explain here. USA Today is a giant in the print and digital media niche and reported over 102 million unique visitors and 1.2 billion pageviews per month in 2017.

One thing is for sure – your ad will be seen by a lot of people!

Categories

  • Auctions
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Careers
  • Education
  • Marketplace
  • Notices
  • Real Estate
  • Services
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Travel
  • Miscellaneous

10. Ads Globe

Ads Globe is a nice looking site, it’s free, and you can choose ads from a drop down list of multiple countries.

However, after looking through their site for United States based ads, very few ads were found. If you’re going to try out Ads Globe, be sure to set your location at the very top left of their site.

Categories

  • Merchandise
  • Autos
  • Real Estate
  • Rentals
  • Pets
  • Travel

11. Offer Up

Offer Up is a selling site where you list your items by type, and you search by type, city or zip code. There’s an added filter letting you choose how far away you can search from that city or zip code.

Categories

  • Antiques
  • Appliances
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Auto parts
  • Baby and kids
  • Beauty and health
  • Bicycles
  • Boats and marine
  • Books and magazines

Okay, the list is seriously too long to post here. Offer Up has a lot of categories and a ton of stuff for sale. No listing fees or selling fees.

12. Letgo

Letgo shares items for sale by using your location. The site is easy to use, and there are no listing and selling fees. The site is pretty basic but it works. It’s easiest to search by item.

Categories

  • Cars
  • Free stuff
  • Electronics
  • Other vehicles and parts
  • Sports, leisure and games
  • Home and garden
  • Movies, books and music
  • Fashion and accessories
  • Baby and child
  • Other

13. City News

City News offers free classified ads to help you sell or buy all over the world. You can post in City News if you live in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and more. There’s also an option for upgraded ads, but there are charges to upgrade.

You can choose from a variety of categories to sell or shop in, including:

  • Antiques and collectibles
  • Astrology, holistic and religion
  • Auto and motor vehicles
  • Boats and water sports
  • Business opportunities
  • Real estate
  • People connections

And more. I even found ads for medical treatment services such as knee surgery in foreign countries, which was….interesting.

14. 10 Day Ads

10 Day Ads has an interesting concept going for them. It’s free to list and sell stuff, however the ads only stay on the site for – you guessed it – 10 days.

The goal, according to the site, is to keep the ads new and fresh so people aren’t seeing the same listings over and over again like can happen when people post on Craigslist.

Not only does this concept help buyers to avoid seeing old ads, it helps them minimize the chances of seeing an ad for an item that is already sold.

Categories

  • Antiques and collectibles
  • Employment
  • Music/records/cds
  • Appliances
  • Everything else/miscellaneous
  • Personals/video profiles
  • Art
  • Fashion
  • Pets
  • Automotive
  • Baby items
  • Home and garden

And several other categories. The site is pretty well organized and easy to use. The site offered ads from all over the world, however when I checked the listings a lot of the categories had “zero” items for sale.

15. Ad Toad

Ad Toad isn’t as aesthetically pleasing as most of the other sites featured here, but it does have some stuff listed for sale and you can list and sell for free. Some of the categories they have include:

  • Services
  • Vehicles, boats and aviation
  • Shopping
  • Rental and roommates
  • Personal
  • Hobby
  • Houseware
  • Home electronics

And others. Many of the categories had zero listings, however. I’m not sure this site is real well known yet, but it is a free place to list your stuff for sale.

16. Trovit

Trovit is a site where you can list your homes and cars for sale, or list available job positions you may need to fill. Trovit lists ads for over 50 countries including the United States, Mexico, the UK, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Mexico, and many, many more.

The site is pretty well organized. When you search for a vehicle you start with the country you want to buy in. From there it brings you to another screen where you can choose a make, model, etc. You can choose cars by area or by make and model.

Searches for real estate work similarly. You start by choosing your area, and from there you can narrow down the search based on the type of house/number of bedrooms, etc. you want.

The site had an expansive amount of listings on it. Most all of the listings seemed to be taken from/linked to other sources. FYI, you can only advertise items for sale on Trovit if you own a coordinating website.

However, if you’re advertising on Craigslist or similar sites you can be pretty sure your ad will show up on Trovit anyway.

17. FreeAdsTime

FreeAdsTime looks and runs a lot like Craigslist. You start by choosing your state, and then the city you want to browse in, from the home page.

From there you can choose from several different categories such as:

  • Jobs
  • Services
  • Vehicles
  • Pets
  • Real estate/rentals
  • Community
  • Musician
  • Items

“Items” refers to things for sale and under this banner you’ll find links to items such as clothing, collectibles, computers, kids’ stuff, heavy equipment, jewelry, furniture and more.

You don’t have to create an account to post here, however doing so will give you added benefits such as being able to track the number of views on the items you’ve posted. It’s free to create an account too.

As I searched the site I found there were several ads to browse for some items, and zero ads to browse for others. The site was attractive and easy to use, however.

18. Recycler

Recycler is another site where you place your ads directly. The site is easy to use and has categories such as cars and vehicles, pets, real estate for sale, rentals, sports and recreation, community, jobs and more.

It seemed to me that the majority of the stuff listed for sale here consisted of vehicles. Some categories, such as pets, had no listings when I was doing my research, however in the vehicles category there were thousands of ads to browse through.

You have to create an account with Recycler in order to post an ad, however it’s free to do so. This is a site I’d use to advertise a vehicle I had for sale, but it doesn’t look like it gets a whole lot of traffic for other items.

19. Pawngo

Pawngo is a site where you can sell your stuff to a pawn company. Their primary goal is to lend people money using their valuables as security, however it looks like they will buy items within certain parameters.

Items they accept for pawn include: jewelry, precious metals, camera equipment, musical instruments, Apple computers, luxury cars, and designer handbags. You can also buy these items directly from Pawngo.

20. Classified Ads

The Classified Ads website seems to be a pretty popular place to list items for sale. Some of the categories they run ads for include:

  • Vehicles
  • Real estate
  • Rentals
  • Pets
  • Personals
  • Jobs
  • Items for sale

And others. You can place ads directly on the site, but I also noticed they had ads that seemed to be pulled from other sites. The site is simple but organized and easy to use.

21. Classifieds Giant

Classifieds Giant is a well-organized site that allows you to post ads for a variety of items. Their “for sale” category includes antiques, arts and crafts, baby and kids, appliances, household items, electronic items, sporting equipment and more.

Like most other sites they also have ads for cars and trucks, real estate, jobs, services, community, personal ads, etc. You do have to create an account to post on Classifieds Giant, but it’s free to do so.

22. OLX

OLX offers items for sale that include all of the usual stuff; vehicles, real estate, electronics, furniture, clothing, etc. They have sites for a couple of dozens countries including Pakistan, Guatemala, India, South Africa and more.

However, when you click on “United States” it brings you to LetGo’s website. Good place to search and list if you live in countries outside of the U.S., however.

23. Bookoo

Bookoo brings buyers and sellers together. They have site pages for all fifty U.S. states, as well as sites for Germany, Italy, Belgium, Japan, the UK and more.

As far as U.S. ads go, some states had dozens of cities listed while others, like Minnesota, Michigan and Idaho, had between zero and two cities listed.

Within many of the states and cities listed, however, there were quite a few ads to choose from if you’re shopping. This looks like a site that’s doing very well in some states but still has room to grow in others.

24.

Kijiji is dubbed Canada’s most popular free, local classifieds site. Kijiji shares ads in all of Canada’s major provinces and surrounding territories. Ads are listed by province and then narrowed down from there.

There are dozens of categories to choose from, including those listed below:

  • For Sale
  • Housing
  • Electronics
  • Jobs
  • Pets
  • Home & Garden
  • Community
  • Cars & Vehicles
  • Services and Resumes

25. U-Exchange

U-Exchange is a bit different than the other sites listed here in that it’s a bartering site – there is no cash or currency exchange. When you sign up with them, you list what services and/or products you have to offer, and what services or products you are willing to give in exchange.

There are a wide variety of services and products offered for trade and needed by others from people all over the U.S. and the world here.

26. Hoobly

Hoobly classifieds offer the usual stuff: vehicles, clothing, jobs, etc. You don’t need an account to browse listings, however you will need to create one (they’re free) to communicate with sellers or to list something for sale.

There weren’t a ton of listings on this site but it’d be worth a look if you’re searching for something in particular. States such as Michigan and Florida had a lot more listings than many of the other states featured here.

27. Facebook Groups

Facebook has a number of groups that list items for sale,including one popular one with an app called Swip Swap. Most sales group on Facebook are private, meaning you’ll need to request access to listings.

It can be a bit tedious to find the right sale group for you on Facebook; I’d suggest starting your search by entering in your city along with “sale group”. This should populate a list of pages that can help you list and sell your stuff – or buy someone else’s stuff – for free.

When Buying and Selling on Online Websites

Whenever you’re buying – or selling – on websites like the ones mentioned here, it’s important to use safety precautions to prevent scammers or criminals from taking advantage of you.

You can start by never giving anyone your personal credit or debit card or other financial information. Deal in cash only (or a cashier’s check from your bank for large ticket items) and don’t give sellers money until you’re sure you are getting what you are paying for.

Also, when meeting up with someone, bring a second person along if possible, meet in a public place and always let someone know where you’re going and when you should be back.

Done right, you can get some phenomenal deals using online websites!

 

Have You Tried Any of These?

In the comments below, let me know you have tried any of these and what you think of them? Also, if I am missing any other sites please drop us a comment below and we will get them added in!

Thanks so much!


6 replies
  1. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    Nice list, I would recommend taking a long into local classified sites, here in Michigan for example sites classopia.com which target only given state has pretty active community. I don’t know if there is other for other states, but worth looking at them

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