Sundays are my Secondhand day. I'm basically too lazy to think of anything new to say so I re-post a "vintage" entry.
If you aren't in the mood for repeats, please feel free to change the channel.
"For Sale by Owner"
Original Post Date, May 17, 2010
I've only used Craigslist a few times before to sell some larger items that are too big to list and ship on eBay. I've heard all the horror stories about the dangers of having someone come to your home to buy something but I have a foolproof plan that's worked in the past.
I always list things that "we" are selling.
We no longer need this...
We replaced this with a new one...
When they call my cell phone (never my home phone), I give them a few different times that they can come over to buy said item. I tell them that I might not be there but that my husband probably will.
If picking up the item requires them to set foot inside my house, I put a pair of men's work boots that I purchased at the Goodwill outside the door and hang a man's coat on the railing that goes upstairs.
That's right. My husband is a logger in suburban Cleveland.
I either run the shower and leave the door open so they can hear it or I play music loudly upstairs. Hubby is preoccupied and can't come down.
You may be laughing but hey, it's kept me from being robbed and/or killed so shut it! It probably helps that I'm not selling anything so valuable that anyone would go crazy over it.
After I listed my item, I started peeking around Craigslist to see what other people were selling and I found a whole lotta stuff I can live without.
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee-needs some work
Coffee mug warmer, $1.00
Antique sink, $40
Raggedy Ann & Andy mugs, $5
Dozer, John Deere, $32,000
Retro kitchen table, $250
Goofy phone, $45
And one item I might need to go buy with my husband: