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Old 12-04-2007, 09:14 PM
 
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I have used craigslist for tons of stuff. I have bought and sold items. I have gotten freelance jobs on it and my employer has used it for hiring.

It's great.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:28 PM
 
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I've never bought anything but I've sold a bar-b-que and a gas fire. They were both picked up at my house with no problems. I also listed my house on there when it was FSBO.
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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I have not bought anything but have sold a number of things. I always meet them in a busy store parking lot to make the sale.
If somebody wanted to sell me something like that, I would automatically assume it was stolen.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:03 AM
 
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If somebody wanted to sell me something like that, I would automatically assume it was stolen.
.... and not maybe assume that they don't want any old person coming to their home?
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:40 AM
 
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I have made well over $1,000 on it selling everything from a chest of drawers to a mirror. I had one person come over and buy most of the stuff in my basement - stuff that I felt was not even good enough for the thrift. What surprises me is how many women will come over alone to a stranger's house. That is scary.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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We will be relocating next year so for the past few months we have been selling, giving away, and discarding tons of stuff.

I advertise on Craig's list or Freecycle and all of the people, whether men, women, or families who have come have been nice people and as happy to get the stuff as I was to get rid of it.

I can't imagine selling stuff if I was so paranoid of being ripped off that I had to haul my stuff to a public place to meet potential buyers. Maybe if I were selling diamonds or gold coins it would be a different story.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:18 AM
 
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I have scored some amazing deals on Craigslist in the past. Over the past few years, as the popularity has grown, CL has become mostly junk.
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:17 PM
 
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We will be relocating next year so for the past few months we have been selling, giving away, and discarding tons of stuff.

I advertise on Craig's list or Freecycle and all of the people, whether men, women, or families who have come have been nice people and as happy to get the stuff as I was to get rid of it.

I can't imagine selling stuff if I was so paranoid of being ripped off that I had to haul my stuff to a public place to meet potential buyers. Maybe if I were selling diamonds or gold coins it would be a different story.
These are probably usually people selling things that don't need to be "hauled". I sold a car stereo on CL, and the buyer suggested we meet at a place between our neighborhoods. It saved either of us half a trip, and it's generally a tad safer.
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:37 PM
 
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Default Craigslist experiences

I have had good and bad experiences with craigslist. On the buying side, I found a great dresser and desk. One bad experience that I have had is that one lady was selling furniture and after she said that I could come buy it-she raised the price considerably. She had gotten a lot of replies to her ad. The other experience was that the item that was pictured in the ad wasn't even the same one when I got to her house!

On the selling end, I have had a lot of luck. There are people who email you for things and then when you relpy that you still have it, you never hear from them again. Or those that don't show up when they say that they will. There are far more good transactions that happen than bad though. All in all, I love using craigslist...I would recommend only dealing locally.
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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brokencrayola mentioned meeting in a parking lot to sell goods...I totally agree.
If I advertise an item to sell on there and get notifications on it I will always meet up in a very busy parking lot/mall and I always bring a friend with me.
I don't think anyone needs to be reminded that freaks and weirdos hit up sites like that too ....not everyone is a good, decent person.

And, I don't want strangers scoping out my house...

I just sold a bike on Craigslist last week...made the transaction in a police station parking lot....lol...can't get any safer than that.
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