This past Saturday was a great weekend: I sold BOTH my CL items! After posting them 3 weeks ago – and several dead-end calls and no-shows – the right buyers came along.
PLAY WONDER UNISEX CHILD'S WOOD PLAY KITCHEN – Paid $15 @ GS – Sold $60
I bought this play kitchen last year with the intention of selling it on CL. I finally got it posted because I was tired of looking at it!
I’d also listed it on eBay with “local pick-up” only, but was contacted by a buyer who wanted me to ship it back East because her “3 year old just had to have it” (huh?). It was going to cost her over $100 so she offered $45 plus shipping. (Don’t they have play kitchens were she lives?)
At first, I was eager to make the sale so I was willing to accommodate her – but what was I thinking?! Not only was it a hassle to find a box but also a hassle to pack it because I had to remove the top bars; then I had to take it to the UPS Store. All this work for less than my asking price. Forget it! I contacted her to let her know it was not going to work out and then ended the listing.
About a week later I had a CL buyer who was so excited to find this that she said she would pay my full asking price lest I sell it to someone else. And, to boot, her dad drove over 60 RT miles to pick it up. No shipping and no fees … how awesome is that?!
LITTLE TIKES TYKES FOOTBALL TOY BOX ICE CHEST COOLER – Paid $14.99 @ Savers – Sold $65 @ CL
This is another item I’ve had since last year. I tried selling it on eBay but that was a flop (see my original post here). I was tired of moving it from room to room so I finally posted it on CL. I was very glad to see it go!
While I was waiting for the buyer to pickup the play kitchen, I was contacted by a buyer who was super excited to find this toy box. She was not going to be able to pick it up right away, but wanted to make sure I didn’t sell it anyone else, so she paid for the item – sight unseen – with PayPal!
By mid-Saturday, I was $125 richer – and didn’t even have to leave my house! I’m lovin’ Craigslist!
B-2 Northrop COFFEE MUG Stealth Bomber Grumman Aerospace Military Plane HIDES (2) – Paid $2 @ SA – Sold $18.00 @ eBay
I sold two of these mugs on eBay, and the buyer picked them up from me on Saturday. In-between my two CL sales, I drove to my local Walgreens to meet the buyer who paid cash for the mugs. It was a busy Saturday!
These mugs are really cool! When you pour hot liquid into the mug, a stealth bomber will show through the clouds. The buyer was a veteran who once worked on the B-2 bomber and said these mugs will complete his collection.
Remington Tight Curls H21SP Pageant Blue Hot Rollers Curlers Wax Core 21 Rods – paid $5.39 @SA – sold $60.00
This last sale has nothing to do with CL or Saturday transactions; but I wanted to share this great flip. I listed this set in my Store on Wednesday and it sold within hours. Ka-ching!
Now that’s Cash for Trash!