This week I’ve been craigslisting a bunch of stuff. And as I noted in my earlier efforts in craigslisting my old TV craigslisting can be hard work. Tons of emails but no one comes by. If they do, then they then try to haggle you down to $10 for it. It can be infuriating.
This week, I’ve been listing basically everything I own though and even though I’ve gotten the usual number of emails about it, I’ve had two people actually come and buy stuff and both times they’ve come when they said they would and just handed me the cash right away AND DIDN’T EVEN HAGGLE.
Thank you kind and considerate people who don’t try to screw me out of even more money while I’m trying to give you a good deal. You are cool and I wish there were more of you. I even offer to help you load things into your cars when you do that.
Now if I could just find some more of these no haggle suckers for my other stuff, I’ll be rolling in the cash.
Well, I sold two more things but these guys both wanted $10 discounts. I can deal with that though. It’s better than getting nothing for it (which is what probably would have happened were it not for the beauty of craigslist).
If I can just sell 1 or 2 more things though, I’d be really happy.
Well, I suppose typical craigslist ended up winning in the end. I had a guy who was supposed to buy some stuff from me get lost and not have my phone number (he ended up going to house number 206 vs. 306 on my street). I had another woman who was interested in buying a rug and it took 3 nights of trying to schedule her to pick it until her father actually came over while I was at work.
I had another guy who called me twice about the mattress and said he’d come by Wednesday evening. I told him if he didn’t come over before Thursday that I wouldn’t have it anymore because I was moving. He called me back Friday asking about it.
Another woman who was going to buy some Ikea stands I had ended up sending her daughter over. She wasn’t sure if they were the right color so they wanted to buy one, see if it matched, and if it did come back and buy the rest.
Of course there were still the random 15 people who all emailed me and expressed interest and never replied when I emailed them back. So yeah, good job craigslist you win again!