How to Buy Cheap Construction Supplies and Materials on Craigslist
Do you want to do a home remodeling or building project? If so, you may want to save money and bypass the professional handyman. You can save money and have control by opting for a do-it-yourself project. To find cheap building supplies and materials for these projects, visit Craigslist.org.
To get started, visit the Craigslist website. Then, select your state and near city. Look on the left-hand side of the page for the search box. The search settings are automatically set to for sale products. All you need to do is enter in a search phrase.
Searching Craigslist for cheap construction supplies and materials sounds easy, but there are many materials listed on the website. To save time searching, use relevant keyword phrases. Do you need lumber for a new fence? Do you need a carpet for your living room? Search with the type of building material you need. Good search phrases include materials, construction, carpet, door, cabinets, lumber, wood, drywall, teak, and so forth.
After performing a search on Craigslist.org, you'll see a list of headlines. These are for sale items that met your search criteria. For example, if you searched for cabinets, you see them listed for sale. Click on the headline for more information. Before agreeing to buy building materials or construction supplies you find listed, know what you are buying and in what condition. For example, some building supplies are sold as new and others are used. Used is okay, but you should receive a good discount. Use the provided contact number or email address to get more information or to make an offer.
In addition to finding construction materials and supplies for sale on Craigslist, you may find a few items for free too. It is not uncommon to get free scrap building materials. These are used. Unfortunately, there are occasionally some strings attached. You will likely need to pick the materials yourself and you may need to disassemble.
If this is your first time buying building supplies and materials on Craigslist, you may not know that you are limited in your searches. As previously stated, you select your state and city. When you search, you search your city and the immediate surrounding area only. If you are willing to travel for good deals, as well as free building materials, you must expand your search. Instead of searching each city page one at a time, download a free Craigslist search tool, like the Craigslist Reader available at MotionT.com.
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