How to See Craigslist Ads That Have Been Removed & Cached

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How to See Craigslist Ads That Have Been Removed & Cached
You can buy and sell just about anything on Craigslist. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

There are good reasons for wanting to view old Craigslist ads that have been removed from Craigslist. If you are a seller, you may want to copy an old listing and relist it. If you are a buyer who has recently purchased something, you may want to take a look at the ad again to check the description or see if there is an implied or express warranty. For sellers, your best bet is to create a Craigslist account before you place ads. For buyers, you might be able to find a cached page on a search engine.

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    Create a Craigslist Account

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    Click "My Account" at the top left of Craigslist and then type your e-mail address into the "email address" text box. Type the captcha into the "word verification" box and then click "create account."

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    Sign into your e-mail account and then click the link in the Craigslist e-mail.

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    Type your password into the "password" text box. Once you are signed in, all your ads -- including those not running any more -- will be listed in chronological order.

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    Navigate to your favourite search engine.

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    Type a description into the "search" text box and then press "Enter." For example, type "Craigslist item xxxxxxxx," where xxxxxxxx is the listing number. You could also enter a description if you don't know the listing number.

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    Click "cached" under a search result.

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