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5 tips for browsing effectively on KSL Classifieds

5 tips for browsing effectively on KSL Classifieds

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If you've ever found yourself 45 pages deep into a search for a washer/dryer, you know it's no exaggeration to say that KSL Classifieds is Utah's largest online marketplace (with a capital L). With all those items up for grabs, it can sometimes feel like you're lost in a labyrinth. Never fear, using these helpful tips will help you find your way through that labyrinth and discover the item of your dreams. You won't run into any minotaurs, either, and you'll only encounter David Bowie in the CDs section.

1. Search within relevant categories

This is a quick way to weed out irrelevant results. Sure, every off-roader could use some great outdoor clothing and all outdoorsy folks should have a good set of tires. But both groups would get more results than they wanted by simply searching for "Patagonia" from the home page. Searching within relevant categories gives you more focused results. It's easy to do, too — even after you've initiated your search. You can find the appropriate category on the sidebar or begin your search within the category from the home page.

2. Use filters

It's OK to be picky. In fact, it's more than OK! It means you can play around with KSL Classifieds' awesome filters. Want to find a Nintendo Switch listed with pictures in excellent condition for under $300 within 25 miles of Lehi? You've got it. Don't be afraid to put filters to work. It's the easiest way to narrow down your search and find items that meet your exact specifications.

3. Save your searches

Narrowing down the perfect search is one thing, but you don't have the time or energy to sit and refresh search pages all day (or at least we hope not). Let our Saved Searches feature handle it for you. It saves your search and sends you updates on relevant items as soon as they appear. There's no easier way to get there before anyone else, and no refreshing is required.

4. Get the KSL Classifieds app

Saved Searches are great, but they can only get you so far if you're just using web browsers and email updates. In the time between your prework search and lunchtime check-in, someone could find the motorcycle of your dreams, pick it up, learn how to do wheelies and ride to your house to brag about their awesome deal. Or you can get a notification right to the KSL Classifieds app, contact the seller on your phone and then do all of that to someone else. Kidding. You should always be humble and gracious in your wheely-ing and dealing.

5. Consider expanding your parameters

It's still good to be picky, but sometimes you gotta know when to fold 'em. That perfect item could still be out there, it just might be a little further away or cost more than you'd hoped. If you've used all these tricks and still aren't getting hits on your search, it may be time to branch out. Sometimes raising your budget a bit or making plans to travel further might yield the results you've been waiting for. And who knows, you might get a scenic drive or a higher quality item out of it.

Now that you're armed with all the tools you need to browse KSL Classifieds like a pro, there's nothing standing in the way of your search for that special something. The possibilities are endless on KSL Classifieds. Happy hunting!

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