Craigslist is a terrific resource for a variety of products and services, but it can also be the very embodiment of the maxim caveat emptor – buyer beware.
For many years we used Craigslist as part of a collective strategy to promote our business in the Labor/Moving section of Craigslist Vancouver. About six months ago C/L started making changes to the posting process for companies in this section. Regular posters’ were deleted daily in what appeared to be a push back against those who had been on C/L over the years and who no longer fit the bill as small, by C/L standards.
In the ensuing months a healthy mix of cheap upstarts and established professionals was diluted to the rough and ready only, as all established companies were wiped off the list in an inexorable campaign of ad deletion. And therein lies the rub – if you visit Craigslist Vancouver for movers today, there is nothing more than muppets masquerading as professionals.
“Who cares” I hear you say. Consider this point: To stay atop C/L these days a ‘company’ needs to change its phone number and name regularly to avoid ad deletion. Do you really want to do business with a company for whom deception is the very starting point of their business existence? Foresight and common sense suggests you will get what you get, if anything goes sideways on your move.
Moving is a stressful event, yet it doesn’t have to be if you shop carefully for a moving company in Vancouver. It’s like shopping for a car, you test drive a few and the best one becomes evident. The same applies to the moving business; contact a few reputable companies and outline your needs. You will be surprised how quickly the wheat separates from the chaff.