You know, I was just thinking, as I was scrolling through my almost 8000 pictures, what a great thing Craigslist is. I saw pictures of items that I could delete because, well... I don't have them anymore!
Craigslist has certainly helped the collapse of the newspaper want ad's. Do you look at the paper want ad's? No, you go online!
While viewing my stored pictures online, I was seeing items I have sold or given away via Craigslist. After all, it is FREE, easy to use, easy to access, and until you respond to the person, you are anonymous.
So.. looking back I show I have sold 2 cars and 1 pickup truck. For prices that range from $8500 to $9400 each. I also sold my horse trailer on Craigslist, boy that got a lot of response!
We also sold the tool chest and the fifth wheel hitch that were on the previous pickup, for about $500.00 all together.
I sold some horse paraphernalia for $120.00, and a really nice Dressage Saddle for $850.00. Also a nice glass hutch for $175.00..and two recliner chairs for... I don't remember how much.
Alas, due to my limited "now I am an old person" memory, I am sure I have used it for other items as well!
They are great if you are giving something away, and want it gone! I have used the free ad's to give away a computer monitor, and a kids basketball hoop. They were both gone within an hour of the ad being published.
I did have some flops that did not sell. Why I don't know, as they were good quality items like an oak office desk with a hutch, and an oak file cabinet. I ended up donating them to the "Village", as I just did not want to store bigger items while trying to sell them.
OK, now the flip side. I have also taken ownership of items via Craigs List as well. For one, the antique pony..yes, Buddy was a Craigslist rescue.
I also bought my first Saab Convertible off Craigslist, and we found my husbands HHR on Craigslist.
There are a few ad's I relist every so often, as they just need to catch the right persons eye. One is a silver show halter, and the other is a light yellow antique Monarch wood cook stove.. Hmm, maybe I should re list those today?
Sometimes, just to dream of retiring in Italy or Mexico, I go to Craigslist and look at the Real Estate for that country...fun little dreams and a picture view of what you can get in those lovely areas.
How bout you, do you use Craigslist? What have you used it for, buying, selling, comparison shopping, dreaming?