Craigslist Seattle-Tacoma is the Seattle and Tacoma, Washington-area version of the popular Craigslist classified ads site. It includes ads for local jobs, housing available, vehicles and other items for sale, personal ads, local discussion forums, and more. Almost all advertising on the site is free; exceptions include jobs listings from employers, car listings from dealers, therapeutic services ads, and ads from ticket brokers.
Popular areas of Craigslist Seattle-Tacoma include:
Seattle-area police stations offer a “safe haven” for Craigslist buyers and sellers to meet and exchange money & merchandise, thus cutting down the possibility of a Craigslist deal leading to a robbery or other criminal activity.
In 2006, a Seattle area man named Jason Fortuny posted a fake personal ad on the Seattle area Craigslist site and then proceeded to post the pictures and personal information sent by men responding to the ad. Fortuny was sued by at least one person and ordered to pay over $70,000.
In 2010, an Edgewood, WA man, James Sanders, was killed by a group that showed up at his home in response to a Craigslist ad for a diamond ring for sale.
In February 2016, a 15-year-old boy robbed Craigslist sellers who posted ads for high-end athletic shoes.