What Are The Best Items for Selling on Craigslist?
What sells on Craigslist?
What Things Can I Sell on Craiglist?
So can you really make money with Craigslist? Is there a way to making money with Craigslist with just the stuff you have laying around your house? Yes there is - so now it's time to start looking around your house and surveying what you have...
So now that you've decided to rid yourself of some of those unwanted items you might be asking yourself - can I really sell Grandpas old World War 2 Ham Radio equipment on Craigslist?
Yes you can, and I'm proof positive of that. After my dad died and left me about a ton of World War 2 Ham Radio equipment, I had NO idea what to do with it. Posting it on EBay would have netted me a lot more cash but the thought of having to figure out what everything he left me actually was, did it work, model numbers, blah blah blah had me mind boggled. In addition, the thought of actually packing this equipment up and having to mail it out gave me absolute nightmares.
So Craigslist here it came - and went.
I could have donated it or gave it away but I KNEW that I had something valuable to someone and I was right. I just had to find the right person, and I did. As it turned out, the man that bought my dads radio equipment was an Ole Ham' himself so he happily gave me $200 and I happily relinquished my dads radio equipment which I knew I would never even have the foggiest notion of how to operate.
So that comes to the point of the article here - you can sell many-many things on Craigslist that you probably wouldn't dream you could have.
Things I've Sold on Craigslist - No Kidding!
Here is a brief list of some of the things I've sold:
1. Furniture, both household and Business. I have sold recliners, chairs, sofas, shelving, tv stands, coffee tables, night stands, beds and frames and a humongous wet bar that I never thought I would find a new home for......
2. Plants, pots, and yard furniture. (even 5' tall cactus!)
3. Used cell phones, printers and even an antique microwave (lol-just make sure that your items are in good working order though- if not make sure you let the buyer know - honesty is the best policy here!)
4. Collectibles including old vintage gas station lamps and my dads radio World War 2 equipment.
5. Cars, bikes and a pocket motorcycle bike (my husband still misses his little pocket bike but it had to go before he killed himself on it!)
6. Used tools including an electric chainsaw, lawnmower, radial table saw, a vacuum pump for God knows what, a pressure washer (and various other assorted odd tools collected by husband and inherited)
7. Business equipment such as screen printing presses, drafting tables and a huge commercial light table
9. Pond forms (after a well meaning attempt at making a pond in my yard)
10. Car tires, rims, car parts and speakers.
11. Musical equipment (guitars, amplifiers,drum pedals and BIG speakers that I made my son get rid of - God rest my ears)
12. Sports equipment like bowling balls, gym equipment, boogie boards and even a treadmill that someone bought for their active Border Collie (no kidding)
And over 200 hundred or more assorted items from my cluttered and interesting life.
So I'm proof that you can sell just about anything on Craigslist - if the price is right and you can find the right person looking for your treasure...
So when you are clearing out your clutter don't exclude anything as being a possible Craigslist item. You'd be surprised at the things that people are looking for - and Craigslist is a great place to find them, and sell them.
If they are items of much value and odd you might want to try EBay, that's a whole other ball game but for most things Craigslist will work just fine, and it's free, so you don't have to pay a listing fee like you do on EBay and you can deal with people locally - and you don't have to wait for your auction to end.
You might say well great, yeah, I have like lots of items to sell but I have NO idea what to sell them for (or what they even are for that matter!)
In that case I suggest to people - do a little research on your item before posting it- check other similar Craigslist postings and Ebay and get an idea of what your item is and what it is selling for. In the case of my dads radio equipment it was very hard to put a price on it and I know the person that bought it got a heck of a deal . That's OK though because having the space meant more to me than having a whole shop full of very heavy equipment. And the whole point is anyway, it puts some money in your pocket, makes someone else happy and makes a cleaner house for you. So even if you do go down on the price so what - it's more than what you started with-
(For advice on Craigslist feel free to ask Dorsi - she loves to see things get "recycled" and find new homes- and to see you put a little extra cash in your pocketbook)