When did Craigslist start charging for car ads?

To further monetize the platform, Craigslist started charging $5/ad for dealers to post car ads back in 2013. Then in 2019 they started charging $5 for personal used car ads.

While this might seem like a bad thing, it weeded out a lot of the spam and scams in that category. Plus, it allowed for dealers to start using Craigslist ad posting services that allowed sales and marketing to scale. This was a big improvement over having to manually enter hundreds of ads.

Questions Other Users Asked

How do you use Craigslist search operators?

Craigslist search operators are a great way to do more advanced searches. We’ll go over the basics and how to use these search operators. Use quotations to search for an exact phrase: “Ford truck” Use a vertical bar to add an OR statement: “Ford truck”|”heavy-duty truck” The above statement with search Craigslist for both statements…

How do you remove “I’m not a robot” on Craigslist?

If you’re looking to bypass CAPTCHA to set up scalable Craigslist posting service, it is going to be an uphill battle. Most users looking to do this want to post in the free sections. That means that even if you’re able to set up scraping software that passes CAPTCHA, Craigslist has a lot more restrictions…

How do you post Craigslist ads in multiple cities or states?

The best method is to use a professional Craigslist posting service that uses an approved method for creating ads in multiple cities or states. While “unauthorized posting agents/services are prohibited,” you can use ad software that uses the official Craigslist API to post nationwide. If you do use an unapproved Craigslist service or DIY, a…