Monday, January 18, 2010

Parents for Sale on Craigslist...

Parents For Sale - $155

“Got lots of use out of these guys over the past 50 years but it’s time to move on. Excellent overall condition. Still plenty of life left in them.”

I have recently learned how many people don't actually use Craigslist and I thought I would share with you what an awesome site it is for buying and selling...not necessarily your loved ones...unless that works for you.  LOL

There are many times that I am looking for something to buy and just can't find the right thing for the right price...I always check first and can find outstanding deals.  For example, we have recently bought a new house that has a full bar, we found the coolest four, kind of funky, bar stools with backs that fit perfect...that were just recently reupholstered with the best material.  They are like brand new...4 of them for $35. 

We were selling our old house and moving in to our new house and the appliances in our new house were black, whereas in our old house they were white.  So we put our refrigerator on Craigslist and were able to have a response, seriously within about 15 minutes of posting it.  Not only did we sell our refrigerator but we sold the matching dishwasher also.  I had no idea how much to charge for the two of them cuz I'm not good in that arena and they offered $700 for both.  That is about $200 more than my husband and I would have asked.  In addition, we sold the kitchen table and chairs, the trampoline, etc.

Our new house is on a hillside so there is not level ground for our playstructure that we bought from know the one, the big huge wooden one that's awesome!  We paid $1500 for it 3 years ago and my little girls were 3 years old playing on needless to say, very little use.  We put it on Craigslist for $750 and sold it...the best part is that they come to get it, pick it up, pay cash and all you have to do is post it.

We then wanted to look on for a new refrigerator before we went to the store...we found a guy who had lived in his house less than 2 years and was having to short sell it.  He was selling all of his applicances...we couldn't have hand picked the more perfect refrigerator for our new house.  It was the top of the line...couple thousand dollar refrigerator...he was asking $500.  We went that day and picked it up and are blown away with the deals that you can sell and buy on Craigslist.

As you saw at the beginning of this blog...some people have actually put their parents for sale on Craigslist...for $155.  Go figure.

The one warning I have for you is that there are a number of people that will send messages about your ads that aren't legitimate.  Make sure you don't check or even respond to any of the ones that you receive over night...those are from different countries and scams.  And don't EVER accept a deal where they are saying that they live over seas and are having to send you a money order with more money on the money order than what you are asking...and they say that extra money is for shipping.  They ask that you could just give the additional amount in the form of a cashiers check to the gentleman coming to pick up the items to cover shipping with that money...TOTAL SCAM!!  Don't even respond!

Accept if ands or buts about it!!  CASH OR NO DEAL!  And I would not even respond to anyone that says anything that doens't seem quite right.  You will see the area where the people are from that are interested and if you don't recognize it, don't respond.  I know this seems scary...but it really is very easy and kind of fun. 

I actually found myself looking around my house for more things to sell just because it was fun!  Thankfully my husband wasn't on the list that time...

Peace out!


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