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08-29-2007, 07:54 PM #1
Any luck with ebay or craigslist??
I have lots of kids clothing and items that I am thinking of trying
to list on ebay or craiglist. Does anyone have any experience with
either one? Is it worth the hassle?
Thanks in advance!
08-29-2007, 07:55 PM #2
Both are a bit of a hassle. Depends on how much stuff/$$$ you
have/are expecting to get. Not only are there about a million steps
to even getting it on there, then you have to deal with people who say
they want something, make arrangements, then never show up, or here's
my worst experience--I had a bunch of baby stuff, big ticket items,
like a car seat, double stroller, high chair, play pen, crib, clothes,
toys, etc...This lady said she would buy it all, I had them priced
individually, but she said she wanted it all, which came to a total of
$300.00, so that was fine with me. So she gets to my house and I help
her load all this stuff into her SUV, she hands me a check for
$100.00, that's all she can afford! I needed that money so that I (a
single mom) could get the rest of the next step things for my
daughter. But I felt bad, she seemed to be in the same boat as me, so
I let it go. To make things even worse, I took the check to the bank
the next day and they would not cash it. I don't have a bank account,
so I got screwed....Her phone number was disconnected (was printed on
check) and still to this day (its been since last Feb) has not
responded to any emails that I have sent her. So now her child has
all this nearly new, expensive furniture and things and my daughter
shares a bed with me and most of the rest of her things are freecycle
things or thrift store clearance items. So, no, no luck with
08-29-2007, 07:56 PM #3
Got stupid question, What is craigslist??? I know what
ebay is, but not sure of craigslist.
08-29-2007, 07:57 PM #4
You have to be careful get money before the stuff is loaded in the
vehicle and get CASH.
08-29-2007, 07:58 PM #5
I have had great luck with Craigslist on baby stuff. Never tried Ebay.
Just beware of the people who want the stuff, offer to send you a large cashier's check to cash for them, keep a little extra for yourself and then want you to wire the rest of the money to them, in another country. The check will bounce and you're screwed. I had several people email me with such an offer. These wire scams are very common. Just state in your ad that it is a cash sale ONLY and ignore the ones who want to pay with cashier's checks, etc.
08-29-2007, 07:59 PM #6
I have purchased several items online that way. It helps, since most kids outgrow their clothes. On the other hand, some people expect to buy things for free or close to it, and are sometimes reluctant to buy them that way. I have had both experiences. Some things sell like hotcakes, others not so much.
I have noticed that "designer" clothes seem to be real popular. For myself, having a baby, I could care less that he is wearing the "popular" designers. As long as it is in good condition and well made, I am happy. He grows so fast, he will not wear it for long, so I don't see the point of dressing him in "designer" name clothes and paying retail or near retail prices for them.
Just thinking out loud,
08-29-2007, 08:00 PM #7
Ebay just went up on the listing fees, again!!! Haven't tried craigslist. Try listing on Blujay.com Bidville.com Auctionquests.com or Garagesaleforever.com none of them charge a listing fee.
08-29-2007, 08:01 PM #8
Will any of them let you participate WITHOUT registering a credit card????
Bidville would not let me complete my registration without inputting a credit card on file.