Trying to Sell Something on Craigslist…

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

ExcitedScaredBee:  I’ve successfully BOUGHT stuff on craigslist.  Lots of times in the ad I see the seller write “I will take down the listing when it is sold”. Maybe that eliminates the “Do you still have it” question??

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s possible they’re not actually getting your response.  I actually found out one time that my emails were not getting sent back when I responded.  When I was trying to sell my car, this girl kept emailing me and I was getting so annoyed because I kept responding so I thought she was ignoring my response, or just a complete idiot.  In order for my responses to go through, I would start a new email, instead of responding directly to the email that came through craigslist/kijiji.

Although it’s possible that people are just annoying too.  Which is more likely.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

me too!  I feel like craigslist used to work better, I used to have loads of sucess. Now  some people even tell me when they want to pick up, then nothing.  

People also can’t be bothered to write polite or whole sentences either. If I’m selling something for 40, a peron will just send me this: 30

no I’m not even going to reply to that, not because I don’t want to take 30 but because you don’t even warrent a response.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ryansgirl:  most people reply with their phone numbers and say text, and I do, same thing.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Just wait until you actually have people setting up appointments to come see it and then never show!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Welcome to craigslist. :/ The few times I’ve tried to sell something on there it drove me absolutely nuts. I think I went through literally 20 people trying to sell a stupid fishtank.

I complained about all the people not replying to my mom at one point and she was like “Oh…I do that sometimes.” Really mom? Lol

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

ExcitedScaredBee:  I sell things all the time on Craigslist and the secret is time!  It just takes time to find the right buyer.  People stop emailing you when they decide they no longer want it, they don’t tell you they just stop.  People love to haggle so don’t be surprised when you get lowball offers.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ve bought more things than sold, but I love craigslist.  I just always try not to be that person who just stops responding and I always am on time if I set up a meeting with someone.  I usually leave the selling to my husband, so I’ve personally only sold a rocking chair but it took a few weeks and a couple people before it was sold.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

When you finally reach this point, the best thing that worked for me was when people did say they were going to come have a look, I would ask them to call/text me about 30 minutes before they were coming, to get my address.  That way if they’re serious about coming, they’ll call for it.  If they’re not actually planning on coming, they won’t bother calling for the address.

I don’t know if any of you have heard of Varagesale?  It works amazing in my area, and you can actually see who you’re talking to, so I think people feel a little more accountable before making any contact to see/purchase your items.

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