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Old 11-23-2017, 12:24 AM
Location: Kansas City North
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I guess Iíve been lucky. Sold a lot of stuff big and small with few problems. I always price stuff too cheap, though.

I once had some old aluminum patio furniture free at the curb. Just the chairs, which were paint chipped and a couple of the straps broken. I had some nice cushions for them but planned to sell those in a garage sale. Guy comes by for the chairs. Rings the bell to tell me heís taking them. Both he and his truck look kind of down on their luck. I tell him Iíve got the cushions Iíll sell him for $10 total, which was way below even my anticipated garage sale price. He looks in his pockets and says all he had was money for cigarettes, which he was on his way to buy. About a month later he comes back, says heís glad he found the house because he didnít really remember where he had gotten the chairs. Had his $10 and did we still have the cushions? We did. We were getting ready to move and my husband gave him an old wood gun cabinet too.

On my free stuff I always say ďfree at the curb in 1000 block of MyStreet. Ad will be taken down when gone.Ē
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Old 11-27-2017, 03:31 PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I used to buy kids clothes on Craigslist all the time as it was easy to search the Baby& Kids section via 2T or 4T, etc. Now my kids are older and firmly out of the #T range. And people usually list with the size letter "M", "L", etc.

As a seller, it gets creepy. I sold a car once. As soon as I posted, I got all these people calling asking me where I live (almost demanding my address) and, to me, phishing for times when I could or could not meet them. It got me so creeped out I pulled the ad almost immediately. But one guy responded with a university email (local university.edu) address so I worked with him and he bought it.

I also tried selling some Air Jordans. Everyone was interested until I told them I wanted to meet at the police designated (and enforced upon request) Craigslist/Online buying/selling spot (outside the police station). Makes me wonder if I was going to get held up by all 10+ interested parties.
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:39 AM
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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What I simply can not comprehend is the number of responses we get that are some variation of "I really like your item. If I had the money, I'd buy it."

Oh. Ok. Well, uh... thanks then, I guess.
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:04 AM
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I receive an email every day from a Craigslister telling me to text him. I reply that "email will be fine" and they usually come back with a weak argument that texting is easier. "Not when I have dozens of items listed and hundreds of responders it isn't. You obviously have access to email on the same device that you text with, so please just ask your question." That's a trick question as the item has usually sold by then anyway.
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