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How to register an account and post an ad at craiglist.com

(Last Updated On: November 16, 2017) Craigslist is a leading online classifieds website operating in the United States. It allows you to post ads on a wide range of topics like housing, products for sale and more. Customers can register an account at the website to manage their ad postings.

How to register an account at Craigslist.com

Registering an account at Craigslist.com is a very simple process. Just follow the below instructions.

  • Visit the website at www.craiglist.com
  • Click the “my account” link on the left section of the website.


  • You will now be on the log in page. On the bottom, you will see a “Sign up for an account” link.


  • When you arrive at the registration page, enter your email address and click the “create account” button.


  • You will be receiving an activation link in your email. Just click the link and do as instructed to activate and start using your account.


  • To log in to your website, access your log in page once again. Enter your email id/ handle and password. Click the “Log In” button to access your account.


How to post an ad at craiglist.com

To post an ad at Craiglist, follow the instructions below.

  • Click the “post to classifieds” link on the left section of the website
  • Next, select the type of posting and click the “Continue” button


  • You will now have to choose the category under which the ad will be posted.


  • Then click the “Continue” button to move forward.


  • The posting webpage will now be loaded. First, enter your email address. Then your phone number and name.


  • Next, enter the title for your post. The price you expect, if applicable. Also enter any specific location and postal code.


  • Fill in your requirements.


  • Enter the condition, make and manufacturer in case you are selling a product.


  • State whether it is ok for others to contact you about their products and services.


  • Click the “continue” button


  • Follow the next few instructions and you will have successfully posted you ad at craiglist.com

Once your ad is posted, it will stay posted for a period ranging from 7 days to 45 days depending on the city you live in. If you have posted a Free Event ad, then the ad will remain posted until the event date range expires.

How safe is Craigslist.com?

Once you post an ad in Craigslist, you will be contacted from interested users. They are generally trustworthy. However, the company advises you to follow these guidelines when interacting with users.

  • Always make sure that you meet the person in a public place. Avoid meeting in secluded spots on first meeting.
  • Take extra precaution when selling or buying precious items
  • Tell your friend or family member when you are going out to meet a user for the first time.
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