Wednesday, July 10, 2013

One of these things is not like the other...

I've had a good week. Want to guess what most of these items have in common?

When we found out we are having another baby, we needed to do some reorganizing. The closet in baby's room had been acting as our linen closet. So we bought a wardrobe from IKEA and put it in the basement storage area. Which meant a lot of stuff had to get dealt with. So we made a BIG pile of stuff to sell on Craigslist.

These were the "big ticket" items. All of them have sold. That's not true. The desk in the upper right hasn't sold, but seriously, I'm proud of myself, because I made some good money off these puppies, all of which is going to help pay for C's birthday party.

What I did:
1. I priced them normally, but $5 above what I wanted for them. Every person that inquired about stuff offered $10 below and I was easily able to "meet in the middle" for the exact price I wanted.
2. I reposted every 3 days. When you post to Craigslist, you get an email for editing, etc. Save it. Every 3 days, click on the link in the email and you'll be given an option to bump your post to the top. Do it.
3. I always met in a public place (usually the local library) and I always bring a dog with me.
4. Cash only. (duh?)
5. Be upfront about blemishes/broken pieces.

Bam. I've made enough money to pay for at least half of C's birthday. Awesome, since our new budget is tighter now that I'm staying-at-home.

Any tips for selling things on Craigslist?

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