A Craigslist Update

by Marcy on April 17, 2008 · 0 comments

Last week I posted about my first experiences with posting items to sell on Craigslist. I completed 2 more transactions this week, and thought I would share what I have been selling, and how much I have earned in the last 6 days.

So far, when totalling up my completed transactions, I have earned $61!

The items I have sold so far are:

*2 drawer metal filing cabinet ($10)
* 3 Pampered Chef Stoneware Baking Dishes ($41)
* 2 brand new baby journals. ($10)

Tomorrow I am supposed to meet up with someone to sell a king size metal bed frame for $15. If I complete that transaction, I’ll be up to $76 in one week! $76 for small items that have been sitting in my house collecting dust for several years!

I really don’t think I would have gotten this much out of these items if I had sold them in a yard sale. I do wonder if I could have asked more for the PC Baking Dishes & the Filing Cabinet, but honestly, I just wanted them out of my house, and if I made some one’s day in the process, then I am a happy camper.

I have decided to use my Craigslist proceeds to pay for my new digital camera. I found a great deal on it here if you are in the market for a new one as well. Only $89 to go in order to have this paid for!

Even though I am new to selling stuff via classifieds of any kind, here are a couple of tips that I have for you if you are considering trying out Craigslist:

* Include pictures in your posts if you can
* State that you want cash only in the ad
* Try to meet up in a public place rather than having people come to your home (unless you aren’t worried about privacy issues)
* Set up or use an email address that does not contain your name (or both your first and last name) and try to only use your first name when corresponding

I am by no means an expert on this, but wanted to share those tips just in case it might help someone.

For those of you who are veteran Craisglist and eBay users, what are your tips? What do you think sells well, and how do you decide how to price things?


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