I started listing a bunch of items for sale on Craigslist earlier this year just to cut back on the stuff that was taking up room with no purpose in our home. Now that we will hopefully be moving in a few months, I started digging in even more. I do not want to move anything we don’t have a use for.
Sold So Far
I’ve had pretty good luck! Here’s what’s sold so far:
- Two Pyrex Bake-a-Round Bread Baking Sets – $20
- Bread Slicer – $5
- Wolfgang Puck Indoor Electric Grill – $20
- Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker – $30
- Tea Pot – $5
- Tea Boiler – $5
- Coffee Pot – $5
- Breadmaker – $10
- HP Deskjet Printer – $20
- Tennis Racket – $20
- Old desk and office chair – $50
- Magic the Gathering 10th Edition Common Playset (4 of each common card of 10th edition) – $20
I have also given away two huge piles of stuff too and donated 11 bags of clothing to Goodwill.
How I Sell Stuff on Craigslist
I have written a couple of posts about Craigslist, but it boils down to:
- Solid Descriptions
- Competitive Pricing
- Great Pictures
If they can easily understand your description and see a picture, they are more likely to pay attention to your ad. A competitive price helps sell items faster, but the pictures at least get them looking to start with.
What’s Left to Sell
Despite progress, I have things left to sell. Even pictures and great prices haven’t helped sell this stuff:
My Wedding Dress – $100
5 simple glass Bud Vases – $5
Wilton Armetale Pewter Bread Plate (Never Used) – $10
Small Coffee Maker (Never Used) – $15
I’ve lowered the prices on everything once again and will keep trying until we move in September. I may even use Ebay pretty soon although I hate paying their commission. In the meantime, if you like the look of any of the stuff above, let me know. 😉
Do you use Craigslist? How do you finally deal with the stuff that won’t sell?
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