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Old 05-28-2011, 05:45 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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Default quickest you've ever sold something on craigslist?

in keeping with the craigslist theme, whats the fastest you've ever sold something?

i think i just beat my record of 5 minutes by like 3 minutes, because not even 2 minutes of the posting going live, it sold, and it sold for my asking price! i was pretty stoked so i offered the guy 30 days free consulting / repair advice should he run into an issue.

so, whats your story? also, was it a large dollar or small dollar item? dont list amounts for safety reasons.
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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Most people sell things for too expensive in my opinion, so everytime I list something I usually get a email or call within a few minutes. I never sold anything more than 100, usually 10-50 dollars. I always put photos also and a good description so they have few to no questions. I think there are a few people who constantly search CL to buy and resale items. Those types can be annoying with negotiating, they don't know what "firm" or "non-negoetiable" means.
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:55 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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Most people sell things for too expensive in my opinion, so everytime I list something I usually get a email or call within a few minutes. I never sold anything more than 100, usually 10-50 dollars. I always put photos also and a good description so they have few to no questions. I think there are a few people who constantly search CL to buy and resale items. Those types can be annoying with negotiating, they don't know what "firm" or "non-negoetiable" means.
i will admit i try and get a lower price all the time, even if its 5$. i dont hit up the firm / non-negotiable ones though. when i want to resell, its usually something that costs a lot new and the owner just wants it gone.

ive been contemplating opening a booth at one of the flea markets also, given the amount of stuff ive procured on craigslist...
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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About 10 minutes, and the guy was here within the hour. It was a wooden playset, $350.00. He and his son had it disassembled in about an hour!
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:11 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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About 10 minutes, and the guy was here within the hour. It was a wooden playset, $350.00. He and his son had it disassembled in about an hour!
must have been one hell of a play set!

i wish i had a tree fort when i was growing up
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:35 PM
 
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Washer/Dryer set...asking price 300.00 sold it for 275.00 within 30 mins. Picked it up later that night and was off to Mexico to give the set to his mother. Good son
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:25 PM
 
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I sold a car in a day
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:26 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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thats actually impressive for craigslist. the few cars i sold on there, i had to deal with tons of flakes and tire kickers... and people who didnt speak english trying to lowball me
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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The bad thing is that is flooded with businesses trying to sell their inventory in craiglist.
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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The bad thing is that is flooded with businesses trying to sell their inventory in craiglist.
i here ya there. right now theres this 'resell shop' on hillcrest somewhere that posts every single item they have in their store for sale. craigslist doesnt seem to care about it despite it being reported numerous times, and flagged daily.
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