How to Use Craigslist in Miami

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Craigslist Miami is a website that allows individuals to connect and buy and sell products and services, exchange information, post jobs, and apartment listings, and share personal ads for dating. It is essentially a heavily-used, free online classifieds service.

There is no fee to purchase items from advertisements on Craigslist. It’s also free to post most types of ads. There are fees for posting jobs in some parts of the country as well as a few other categories.

Craigslist Miami doesn't have a physical address in South Florida—the headquarters is located in San Francisco, California—so users access the free resource for classifieds online by visiting the Craigslist South Florida website. There are Craigslist sites specifically for most major and mid-sized cities in the United States.

Uses for Craigslist in Miami

Whether you're moving to the city and looking for a new home or a new job or you're a resident of Miami hoping to find some free and cheap furniture or meet a new romantic interest, Craigslist is an invaluable tool for connecting Floridians seeking to exchange goods and services or make a new connection.

From antiques and appliances to video games and cars, almost everything imaginable is available for sale on Craigslist; you can also request or advertise services like writing and editing, financial advice and business planning, and even farming and gardening.

Basically, anything that's legal to sell can be found on Craigslist—including in the free section—but there is a list of prohibited items and services that may not be sold on the website. Every day there are hundreds of new ads posted, so check back frequently if you are hunting for a particular item.

Most people use craigslist for job and house hunting. Craigslist allows users to post rooms and housing wanted ads and features listings for apartments, house swapping, office and commercial space rental, parking and storage rentals, rooms and shares, and vacation rentals.

Many companies use Craigslist to find new employees, including those in the fields of food and hospitality, architecture and engineering, art and design, and construction and manufacturing.

Safety on Craigslist: Beware of Scammers

You should treat Craigslist like any other online transaction and adopt an attitude of “buyer beware" for all items purchased on the site.

There is no screening mechanism for Craigslist advertisers, and you should never put yourself in a situation where you feel unsafe. Proceed with caution, but there’s no reason not to use Craiglist that wouldn’t apply if you were answering the same post from a classified ad in a local newspaper.

As there is a section of Craigslist for personals, always practice safety measures for meeting someone online. It's generally a good idea to meet at a public venue first, and never give out personal information like your home address until you've vetted the other person and feel comfortable.

Additionally, be aware of scammers that ask for Paypal or Venmo payments before you receive an item. It's generally a good rule of thumb to pay using an online service instead of cash, as you may be able to request a fraud refund through these services' insurance policies.

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