Craigslist still has a reputation as a free online classifieds site, but as many serious sellers know, it now charges fees for certain types of listings and for business sellers, which it refers to as “dealers.” Now it has added a new fee, as the AIM Group reported.
Craigslist is now charging “regular” people $5 to list their cars for sale; it already charged dealerships selling fees.
Craigslist first shook up its customer base when it began adding “dealer” fees in December 2016 in certain categories. One benefit to paying fees – there is a human review before deletion if your post gets flagged.
On the Help page, it states all Craigslist postings are free, except for the following:
Job postings in selected areas—$10-75 (fee varies by area)
Brokered apartment rentals in NYC area—$10
All by-dealer categories in the US—$3-5
Cars/trucks by-dealer in the US, Vancouver BC—$5
Furniture by-dealer in the US, Vancouver BC—$3
Cars/trucks by-owner in the US—$5 (starting April 15)
Gigs in US and selected CA areas—$3-10
Services in US and CA—$5
- Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted.
- Paid posting accounts provide high-volume posters with additional payment options in some cases.
As you can see, the new fee for selling cars went into effect on Monday. Note that we could not find a list of “All by-dealer categories.”
We noticed a recent thread on Reddit where a user said Craigslist was charging him $10 to post a want ad for a personal trainer. While the list above indicates there’s a fee for posting gigs, there’s no indication there’s a fee for listing a “want” ad for a gig worker – unless it’s considered a job posting, for which CL does charge.
Are you seeing changes in fees, which can vary geographically? And what value is Craigslist providing for those fees?