Any luck with ebay or craigslist??- General

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! Stacey

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    Default 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!
    Stacey

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    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
    craigslist.

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    Got stupid question, What is craigslist??? I know what
    ebay is, but not sure of craigslist.
    Thanks,
    Kelly

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    You have to be careful get money before the stuff is loaded in the
    vehicle and get CASH.

    Tracy

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    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.
    Cassie

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    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,

    Herlean

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    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.

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    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.

    Herlean

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    You don't need a CC for Craigslist

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    I deal regularly with ebay and craigs list both as a buyer and seller. First rule of thumb is NEVER take personal checks or money orders. When its a shipped sale, they pay by money order or paypal and I never ship until their funds clear the bank. If its a pick up in person order, its cash only.

    With some effort and caution, you can make ebay enjoyable and profitable.

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    I haven't tried selling, but I have bought on ebay. I do like the idea of the site, however, some sellers can be quite rude to you.

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    Lightbulb alternative to ebay/craigslist


    Try this site....it's pretty cool and free! Also, if you make handmade items, ETSY is a great place to list and sell them....

    buyitsellit - Free Online eCommerce Store Builder

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    I have had good luck with Craigslist. I always do cash and the money is provided before the goods are exchanged. I also like to meet in a public place to exchange unless it is a big item or I will go to a house only if I have my Husband with me.

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    I have gotten a few thing free on craigslist...a desk....dresser....etc...I love craigslist!!!
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

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    I only do ebay for selling and only accept paypal. I must say I've never made a profit and often sold at a lost. With their new changes on fees and limited postage rates I am now donating to the local thrift store instead. My local thrift store supports our county sheltered workshop so I feel I do much more good and save me the hassle by donating instead.

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