Who loves Craigslist, put up your hand. I would not classify myself as a regular Craigslist shopper or seller but I have been dabbling in both over the last year. Buying is easy. As long as you have the time to drive to where the goods are, you're done. Selling is a bit trickier and yesterday I posted 2 items. One is already gone and the other has an offer to purchase. I also have some very interesting observations. You know me, I'm a sharing sort so here are the rules of Craigslist according to Carol.
1/ Don't try to get the same price you paid (or more) for your used item.
2/ If you're going to bother to post a photo, please show me what you're selling.
3. Tidy up just a teensy bit.
This is my son's trundle bed we are selling. Do you think my son's bed has EVER looked like this? Never has and never will but if I expect you to fork over $550 then I am more than willing to clean the piles of junk off of it.
4. Be sure to communicate what type of vehicle will be required for pickup.
This was a huge lesson learned today when the lady showed up to buy the bunk bed...with 2 kids in car seats. Yes, we can disassemble it but we cannot magically transform it into the the size of a shoebox. My husband and I ended up delivering it to her because there was no way she was EVER going to get the bed in to her vehicle.
So there you have it. I have empowered you with the knowledge to go out and kick some Craigslist butt so off you go. Happy shopping friends!