Buying a new item, whether a car, appliance, or electronic device can really burn a hole in your pocket. As most of us know, getting a second hand used item is one way to save several hundred dollars. As less people depending on the printed newspaper for classified ads, there is a growing demand for online advertisements. Craigslist happens to be one of these online places where the people of Bakersfield turn when it comes to finding the stuff that they need for a fraction of the new price.
Here you can find a number items in several different categories from cars to appliances and electronics. As a consumer, you should be aware of the different options when shopping around. Craigslist however, happens to be one of the most popular options out there for just about anyone who is looking for deal on used and even new items. Because of this, it has become a sort of one stop shopping destination for deal seekers alike.
Buying a Car on Craigslist Bakersfield
Used car buying is without a doubt one of the hottest items on Craigslist. Whether you are looking for an old beater or would like a daily driver without making a large payment, there is something for everyone. From four wheel drive cars and trucks to the front wheel drive sedan – automatic transmission to manual, you name it you can find on at a price much lower than anywhere else.
While shopping for a car. there are several things that you should consider. For starters, buying a for sale by owner car is not for everyone. This does require some degree of know how and if you are not comfortable at all with cars and know no one who is, it may be best to consider something that has some sort of warranty.
Using Craigslist to buy a car is going to require a bit of leg work and running around. Unlike a car lot, you will likely have to visit several different locations before you come across a car that interest you. From here, the deal may still fall through if there is something majorly wrong with the car. The used car buying process can be somewhat of a roller coaster ride.
Types of vehicles for sale
When choosing a car, there are several different types available. Here are a few that you may want to consider.
- Sports car
- Luxury car
- Truck/van conversion
Each type of vehicle has its own unique attributes that may or may not be fitting to your lifestyle or needs. This is the first thing that you will want to consider before you begin to shop around. It is very important to know what you are looking for before you begin to search.
Appliances for sale
Here’s another huge item that many people use craigslist to purchase – Appliances. There are so many different appliances to choose from including Refrigerators, washers, dryers, ranges, dishwashers, etc. Not to mention all of the small appliances that can be purchased. Before buying, I always try to do a little research to see what I am buying. Be sure to ask the seller about the age of the product and then confirm before you make the final purchase. Most appliances have a manufactures date which should be fairly close to the date which it was placed in service. Sometimes the product may sit in a factory on the sales floor for several months before it was sold. If the manufacture date was 20 years ago, the appliance has most likely been used for at least 18 out of the 20 years.
Buying used electronics is another great way to save money. Electronic devices come and go and soon after they arrive, someone is ready to sell. Take advantage of this and you can save a ton of money on your next purchase whether it is audio equipment, video, a gaming system, etc.