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.
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?