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Craigslist Is Ugly, Janky, Old School…and Unbeatable

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Justin Peters, writing for Backchannel:

    Craigslist remains good enough, and that’s a big problem for its competitors. Buying and selling used furniture isn’t something that you do every day, or even every month. It’s a sporadic activity, which means that most people will have limited opportunities to become familiar with AptDeco and its fellow startups. “I think that most people use Craigslist because they don’t think they have another choice,” says ***iri. “So, ultimately, you know, we provide a better service than Craigslist.” Though that might be true, it also might not be enough.

  2. DaydreamNation Mar 1, 2017
    (Last edited: Mar 1, 2017)

    there’ll be a knock Supporter

    Jason with your eye for web design are you even able to use Craigslist without smashing your skull into your iMac? Haha. I don't care about such things but it even bothers me a bit.
    skogsraet likes this.
  3. suicidesaints

    Trusted Prestigious

    Craiglist is functional. Doesn't need to be anything else. It's just classifieds.
  4. SEANoftheDEAD


    Exactly. Just like this article points out, it's not for the every day user. I use it a few times a year to sell guitar gear, games, furniture and always find it super easy. And it gets the job done.

    I also find girlfriends on there all the time.

    I kid.
  5. skogsraet

    Trusted Supporter

    Craigslist has brought me new jobs (legit ones too), new (to me) guitars, music gigs...I definitely appreciate it but yeah the web design is awful. Way too many links on the first page imo. Also I warn anyone against going into the discussion pages...did that a couple times out of boredom and either there are a lot of racists in MA or Craigslist is a magnet for the ones that are here.
  6. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    it's an interesting design philosophy that i appreciate because it's not soul-sucking like a corporation, but also think can be dangerous even if it functions just as a facilitator that may be taken erroneously for a secure transaction
  7. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    I think CL is just classic classifieds were. I know people that go on it everyday just looking at stuff