I read about a lot of bloggers finding furniture on Craig’s List to make over. I haven’t bought anything myself, but I recently sold a few pieces due to our move. You don’t always get what you are asking for, but sometimes it’s either accept it or get nothing!
I am, basically, satisfied with what I sold these pieces for and they are now out of the way.
Two years ago I sold my first pieces on Craig’s List. Two Queen Anne chairs I bought as a pair from JC Penney. When they sold, I then put my son’s old computer desk up and that sold as well. So far, each item I’ve listed has been sold.
While I am by no means an expert, I thought I’d tell you what I do when I list on Craig’s List.
- I take pictures of the furniture. I try for three so I can show different angles.
- I decide on what I want to get for the piece and add to it, knowing that negotiating will be going on.
- When I list the piece I put “asking $X.XX”, this way people know I am flexible.
- I measure the piece and list that information as well as the condition of the piece.
- I use the anonymous feature for email.
- If someone is coming to your house to see what you are selling, it is always a good idea to make sure someone else is at home with you.