Craigslist is a great resource for finding used items. Although you will be able to transport most items from Craigslist yourself, due to size or distance limitations, sometimes you will need to find a mover to help deliver your new purchase. Depending on the distance of the move, you will need to make different considerations for local and long-distance transportation. Keep in mind that Craigslist strongly advises against purchasing anything that you or someone you trust cannot inspect in person. For more information visit Craigslist’s guide to avoiding scammers.
Many items that you can’t transport yourself from Craigslist will require a specialty mover. Transporting boats and personal watercraft will require special equipment, and pool table and piano moving will require expertise. In the same light, auto transport has it's own requirements and restrictions. Before you finalize your purchase, ensure the seller understands that you will need to use a moving service, and that they will allow you the time, space or assistance you need to properly prepare your item for transport. Coordinate dates and times with the seller so that you can safely load or unload your items. Most Craigslist sellers have regular jobs, and it will be very important to be courteous and punctual when preparing or loading your purchase, so make sure your mover understands the situation.
For more information on shipping Craigslist items, check out our guides on how to prepare your Craigslist purchases like boats, cars, motorcycles, major appliances, pianos and pool tables for transport.