As we mentioned in our Craigslist Search article, Craigslist itself only allows you to search for advertisements that are posted on the Craigslist sub-site for your local city or area, and a few surrounding ones. However, there are certain external search engines that allow you to search Craigslist for advertisements in areas that are much further away from where you are.
While this is an option for finding more and better results, we should caution you that the farther away from home you do business on Craigslist, the greater the risk that something might go wrong with your deal. Our Is Craigslist Safe and Craigslist Scams articles have more details.
Good-looking, easy-to-use interface
Can include results from eBay and Amazon, too
Multiple search options: by category, by state/country/distance, by price, by year, etc.
Reliance on Google Search means that some results may be inaccurate
On-site advertisements get in the way
Separating search parameters from results allows for quick, intuitive use
Can search all of Craigslist, or limit it to by state or local area
Interface is a bit simplistic and may be difficult to use
Can search other classified websites, such as Oodle and Kijiji
Good filtering features, including by word or phrase inclusion/exclusion
Sponsored advertisements clutter the screen
Simple, easy-to-use interface
Searches other classified websites, such as Penny Saver and Recycler
Can filter by U.S. region or by U.K.
Limited filtering functions
Try some of these Craigslist search engines out, and see which one you like best! Let us know in the comments below, and also tell us if there are any other ones you find that are really useful!
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