Can you give me ideas of things that sell quickly on craigslist? And good selling prices? I'm trying to go through the house and anything we don't 110% need is going.
Also anything name brand will do better. I sold a PB kids table and chairs that I bought used and got like 20 offers for it within an hour. crazy.
You might have good luck with xmas decorations and fake xmas trees, etc.
Do you have 2 vehicles? Have you thought about going down to 1 car? What about any "toys" like boat, motorcycle, etc?
I listed a double jogger recently and had 20 something emails about it in a short amount of time.
Do you have a dining room table you don't really need? I say that b/c it's something I am always looking for.
Excersize equipment like a treadmill or bike would go fast.
Kids items (legos, strollers, clothes, etc) this time of year holiday outfits go fast!
Furniture (someone is driving 40 minutes to look at some vintage diner chairs I have listed!)
Outdoor play structures & ride on toys - I just cleared out the back yard to make room for a new play structure - I sold a tricycle, slide, swing, & riding car for $70. Playhouses & play kitchens always go fast & for good value. $50 or more for some of them. I've seen some really nice ones listed at $100.
Another craigslist hint, list your ads on different sites. I have some of my items listed on three different local craigslists. But we're all fairly close here, less than a 30 minute drive.
I've had good luck with small appliances (toaster, coffee pot, microwave) as well as baby gear. Large items also seem to go fast (like furniture, exercise equipment, and sets of stuff.) Little items like books, records, and knick-nacks linger around and rarely sell. Oddly, mixed bags/boxes of clothing seem to go pretty quick too. Oh, pet supplies sell well too, so cages, decor, toys, etc. all seem to be popular.
Fastest things I've sold were free weights, car seats, and espresso machine. All sold within minutes of being posted.
Good luck and hope you make ends meet this month.
My experience is best with anything name-brand. And always, ALWAYS post pictures, even if it is obvious what a XYZ would look like.
Do you have a local used bookstore that buys books? Might be a way to sell boxes full at a time, rather than individually. Although the price may not be as good, since they have to mark them up for resale. Same with outgrown baby/kid's clothes.
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Things that go fast:
Old computers, monitors, keyboards - hobbyists tend to check daily for new listings (just sold some in an hour of listing, same thing happened a few years ago (I work at a computer company that upgrades)
Fridge, stove - landlords like to snag these
Baby items (back pack, clip on high chair) - takes longer
Things that seem to be ignored - my guess it is my location and the kind of people that are using or not using craigslist)
new curtains name brand, in package
new curtain rods name brand, still packaged
baby items (soft carriers, bouncy thing, etc)
misc items (cuisinart coffee pot, krups bean grinder, etc)
I have never bothered to list kids clothes and such. May as well give them away / find someone looking or try a yard sale.