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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Craigslist...

Okay, so do you guys know about Craigslist? It's like a local e-bay only with no bidding. Kind of. You can go to the site, click on the city closest to you and then either post stuff that you want to sell or look for stuff that you want to buy. Posting is FREE!!

We have been kind of successful with both things on Craigslist. We've sold some stuff, we've bought some stuff. Recently, Nick decided that he wanted to get rid of some stuff and so we posted it on the list. I was amazed at how fast some things moved (a BROKEN iPod for $30) while he has some XBOX 360 games sitting here unclaimed. It just seems weird to me. We've posted books, movies, games and on his first day, he made $65. Not too shabby.

Then there's me. Anything that I try to sell does not move at ALL! I mean, ever. I've got a metal, two-door cabinet FILLED with books and curriculum that I can't seem to get rid of. They're all like new. I have posted them everywhere and not one person is interested in them. There are consignment shops that might take them but having worked in one, I know that you don't get a lot of money and you certainly don't get it fast so that's not appealling to me right now. I'm looking to clear away some clutter and make some money for Christmas.

It's not going well. However, back to Craigslist. I was impressed that a majority of the people showed up when they said they would and pretty much handed us the money and left. There were a few who either never showed or showed up hours after they said they would and I'm like "Really?" I just think that's bad manners and it totally ticked me off. I mean, I TOLD these people when we would be available and they agreed to come then. There were no calls saying they weren't coming or that they were coming late. Manners, people!!! Try having good manners!!! I guess that's the downside to picking things up in person rather than shipping them out. Sure you save money but you have to deal with this sort of nonsense.

I'm off to try and find some more stuff that nobody wants.

*Today's Examiner.com article is so ME!! It's on Homeschool Days at Walt Disney World!!! You can read it HERE. Thanks!*

6 comments:

PJ said...

i have used craigslist a couple of times. not for me, but i helped some friends out. it's great that it is free to list, but sometimes you get some real weirdos answering your ads. just have to be careful.

have a great day...hugz!

sheilasultani said...

If you know what kind of stuff really sells in your area you could always hit yard sales and thrift shops. I hear a lot of people do that and make pretty good money. Pay $1 for something and make $25 selling it on ebay or craigslist.

I hope you only let people come over when your hubby or other people are around - craigslist scares me - to many weirdos.

hitesh rawat said...

huh......this is great....kind of garage sale........but its better here.......

hope i had something local here...

Melanie said...

Wow! my husband loves Craiglist. I think there is no single week or sometimes days that he don't visit craigslist. He bought some stuff there too...and free stuff as well. I think Craigslist is a good place to look if you want to find something cheap and free !!:-)

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Frugal Vicki said...

I am too much of a nervous nelly to do craigs list. I know it would be okay if I am careful, I am just too nervous.