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Old 10-21-2006, 07:19 PM
 
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Hello All -

I'm preparing to move within 6-mos & want to sell some things such as, clothing, videos (professional hair/nail, no ISBN's so can't sell on amazon/"half dot com") & small appliances/phones. I've used Craigslist before with great success & this time am not having as much luck. Perhaps it's not the right time & I'll just need to relist later.

Does anyone know of a free online selling site, similar to CL? I'm in Boston, in the event someone knows of something local.

Lastly, if I have freebies I list them on "freecycle dot com", a great resource for those who don't know about it. While I'm asking, anyone know of other free sites, in the event I can't clean things out via the free section of CL or FC?

Thanks so much... Baltic_Celt
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Old 10-22-2006, 06:43 AM
 
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How about the classified forum on here?
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:39 AM
 
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Thank you, Gram!

I did check out the Classified listings before & noticed they all related to folks selling properties, so I just assumed... And when you assume... Well, you know the rest.

So, I emailed the Admin to ask if I could place local, personal sale listings. I couldn't tell by reading the rules. I'll report back.

Thank you kindly for the idea... Baltic_Celt
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:24 AM
 
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Gram or for anyone else interested -

The Admin said you can sell "other things" than housing on the Classified forum. I also asked about housing rentals, as I'm a landlord, & that's fine, too.
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Old 10-23-2006, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Southern Ca but getting out soon
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Ebay is really easy to do. I never sold anything on there but I listed an item for my Mother-in-law (it didn't sell)
It's not free but I remember it depended on how much you listed or sold the item for. I think it cost her less than a dollar to list it.
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Old 10-23-2006, 06:50 PM
 
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Default An inspirational online selling story

Hi Looking -

Thank you. I was looking to sell locally & prevent shipping hassles. Also, my identity was stolen when I had an ebay account. Just a calamity to smooth out & I never even got a chance to use it, so I'm a bit gunshy about trying it again. Lost $1K. But, my sister sells/buys small scale thru ebay & she's had good luck.

Know it's a bit off-topic, but I've got an interesting story to share Re: online selling. An ebay success story I've heard about is a friend's friend's friend (the preverbial "they") who never graduated highschool & can barely read/write. He happened along some antiques at a flea market & purchased them inexpensively. Didn't know what he'd do with them, but somehow he sensed value in them & the price was right.

A friend saw them crammed into his little apt one day & said "sell them online", but as he can't read/write he asked if the guy could design a website for him. The guy took pity on him, as his friend just essentially survived all his life financially, built the site for free & within 1-yr the first guy became a millionaire.

According to the story, he still knows nothing about antiques/computers. He figured out how to hire someone to find/purchase the antiques for him, his 2nd hiree takes pics, puts them online & manages the website & he takes care of the packing/shipping of his beautiful antiques all over the US. He supposedly pays both employees a % of the profits & yes, the webmaster is the guy who originally gave them the idea. Reportedly, all have done so well (now 5-yrs later), they retired from their day jobs & this is all they do. Also, reportedly, the 2 employees are now >this< close to being millionaires themselves.

I was told this story by an ex-boyfriend, who was a freelance website designer (meaning a cab driver) who knew all 3. All 3 men in the story were also cab drivers, now former drivers.

I love success stories. It means we can all do it. Now, where is that book on antiques...

Baltic_Celt
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Southern Ca but getting out soon
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I thought I had a Million Dollar table once. I was reasearching online and saw it and just about freaked out. It was very close but no cigar. I did find other knock offs like mine that sold for $5000. But mine had termites so I just gave away free, didn't want to hassle with it.
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:38 PM
 
Location: NJ for now
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www.Craigslist.org
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:50 PM
 
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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Ebay is the way to go!!!
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Old 07-16-2008, 05:12 PM
 
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go to pressmania.com, olex.com,backpage.com I'll think of others that I know, but there all free clasifieds. hope that helps....
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