bettercallsaul91 wrote:Xs20 wrote:Is craigslist a credited method of finding an apartment? I always thought craigslist was pretty sketchy in general.
I did rideshares for seven-hour drives through craigslist. Never met a neckbeard. They've mainly been pretty tech-savvy, young, hip people ... My drivers have been sorority girls, professors, young professionals ...
As for housing, just make sure you visit and look at the apartment. There are lots of scams, but they're pretty easy to pick out. As long as you do the transaction in person and never send money online and stuff ... you're good. Most people I know in SF get their apartments through craigslist. I've bought all sorts of random stuff off craigslist too (like the FitDesk I posted earlier).
Maybe CL in the Midwest is different. I dunno. What else do people use?
I've been using dedicated apartment-finder sites like apartments.com just to get a feel for what prices are like in different neighborhoods. I've never bought or sold anything on craigslist because there's not any recourse (that I know of?) for people who get scammed and I'm not particularly fond of the idea of meeting up with a potential creep/registered sex offender at a gas station and getting shanked up. Actually didn't know that there were housing ads on there, though, I'll start checking that out.