Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Montreal, Canada
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I made $1600 selling stuff on kijiji (like craigslist, but more popular in some areas) last year. When we moved out of Seattle I made about $500 selling on Craigslist there.
I've never me anybody weird or scary. It was no problem having people come to pick stuff up.
It can be a lot of work. Sometimes people no-show. Sometimes you have a lot of email to wade through. People want to haggle on the price. It can be time consuming to get good pictures, write up quality ads, keep track of a large number of ads, keep stuff organized for pick ups, etc. I've found that I can't sell more that six or eight things at a time. However, you definitely get the best prices selling this way. It's worth the work if you have good stuff to sell.
It helps to read similar listings first and figure out what the stuff goes for to get the asking price right. The market is really good for baby stuff, but you have to get the price right.
Julie - Mom to Elizabeth (Libby) age 6, Penelope (Penny) age 5, Elliott age 29 months, and Oscar who is 1 year old!