There are some great comments on the Top 3 Things I’ve Sold Online post from last week, and I wanted to call special attention to one by a reader named Susan.
We have sold some completely random stuff on Craigslist. Right now my husband is selling firewood he cut and split from limbs left next to the road for garbage pickup, etc. $40 for a 4×4 rack of oak firewood. He’s made 3 sales this week and we have another one scheduled tomorrow morning.
We had a brand new section of Wilsonart laminate countertop that was measured incorrectly by the installer – he was going to return it to the shop for disposal, but I told him to leave it for me. I listed that on Craigslist and it was gone within 48 hours for about $50.
I bought my son an oak bookcase headboard at a garage sale – the seller had made it for his son but didn’t need it anymore after the son went away to college. We used it for several years, then I listed it for sale for the same price I paid – $25. Crickets. Relisted it a couple of times with new improved photos. Nothing. Finally I RAISED the price and got it sold. Sometimes it seems that people are leery of buying stuff too cheap.
I love that she and her husband have been able to make some extra money by selling things on Craigslist that were headed for the landfill, including that wood that someone else left by the side of the road.
And raising the price of something that isn’t selling? Genius.
Thanks so much for sharing, Susan.