Determine and need advise

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Registered: 02-23-2014
Determine and need advise
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Tue, 02-25-2014 - 10:45pm

I have a few things around the house I want to sell. It is to cold for garage sells and I dont have that much. Craig list is another option. Has anyone used Craig list to sell things? If so what is the best way to arrange for them to get it, especially since the goal is to save money? Thanks again for the support. I am determine to be debt free.

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Registered: 04-16-2008
Tue, 02-25-2014 - 11:29pm

i have bought and sold stuff on Craigslist.  Post photos, have people come to your place for large items (such as furniture) if you feel comfortable and are getting good vibes from the email/phone communications.  For smaller items, I have met potential buyers at a coffee shop by my office during lunch hour.

Whatever you do, make sure your DH or someone knows when and where you are meeting people (for safety reasons).  Also, take only cash.

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Registered: 07-27-2009
Wed, 02-26-2014 - 4:12pm

Oh yeah, the reason my phone number is typed in numerals and numerics with spaces is to avoid the robo-dialers. Most people understand this and I have never had an issue with it.

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Registered: 07-27-2009
Wed, 02-26-2014 - 4:16pm

I buy and sell all the time...I actually just sold something today :)

When listing items, I look up the specifics online and look for a retail price. I then put it right into my listing. I then price the item at 50% or a little more of the retail price. Take lots of pictures that show the full item from every angle. Seems to work pretty well. Here is what one such listing of mine looks like...

New AVS Hoodflector Chevrolet/GMC Bug Shield - $35 (City Name)

New AVS Hoodflector Bug Shield. 2000-2006 fits Chevy or GMC Truck/Suburban/Tahoe/Yukon/Sierra. Smoke color and never used. Retails for $69.99. Asking $35. Please call or text X X X two zero nine X X X X. 

For small items, I always meet them at the big local gas stations (Quik Trip). It is always well lit and there are often police officers there (they offer free coffee to law enforcement) and there is always LOTS of foot traffic. I usually pick one that is on my way to or from work so that I don't waste any extra gas. For large items, I have them meet me at my house (only after I have had good communications with them and get "good vibes").

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