Craigslist Greenville is a wonderful site that allows you to browse the world’s largest garage sale from the comfort of your own home.
A successful Craigslist experience depends on paying attention to detail, such as making sure the location is set correctly. For example, someone viewing an ad at the “Craigslist Greenville“ page might be unaware that there are at least three towns of that name in the United States!
Craigslist Greenville, SC
The South Carolina city is significant – it’s the largest city in the largest Combined Statistical Area in the state. A quick scan shows categories for:
- SC pets (usually small dogs for “wanted” and large dogs for sale)
- SC RV
- SC cars in Greenville
- SC materials for various purposes
- and even SC free stuff
The city in North Carolina is much smaller, bursting with academia and youthful energy. Listings lean more toward fuel-efficient but sporty NC cars, NC BMX bikes, shared accommodation, and musicians.
With over thirty per cent of the population possessing Bachelor’s degrees or above, NC jobs also feature largely.
The town in Michigan is tiny. Founded by a sawyer, John Green, in 1844 on the Flat River, it’s no wonder that the laid-back Michigan country lifestyle generates listings for boats, other water-related items such as personal flotation devices and trawling motors, big dogs for hunting, and sturdy, warm items of clothing.
As has been demonstrated, three towns with the same name have vastly different demographics and lifestyles.
This directly impacts the listings that are found on the various Craigslist community sites. In these days of mobile and VoIP phones with fluid area codes, it’s no longer possible to tell that someone is calling the wrong part of the country entirely just from the phone number.
Selecting the wrong town from the location page can only result in frustration, certainly for the seller and perhaps even for the buyer if a sale is finalized before the location disconnect is noticed.