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To make a long story short, we're moving my son into a twin bed out of a crib earlier than we hoped because I'm having heart surgery and I will be unable to pick him up out of bed for weeks.<br><br>
His birthday is in August, so my Mom offered to buy him a new bedroom set. My sister is going to paint his walls.<br><br>
So I have from his old set (which is in incredible condition, because it's barely been touched)<br>
A Jungle Themed Set w/:<br>
- Lamp<br>
- Gorgeous 3D Mirror w/ Jungle Animal<br>
- 2 matching Valances<br>
- 4 matching Window Panels<br>
- Large Plush Blanket<br>
- Jungle Rug<br>
- NWT Plush Blanket<br>
- Matching Picture Frames<br>
and Jungle animal shelf/table decor...<br><br>
I don't know how to sell it or how much to ask for it...<br><br>
Any ideas/input??
 

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Do you have a local Craigslist board for your area? We sold a lot of different things, very successfully on it. Pricing is difficult to say without seeing it. Maybe total how much it was new, and list for half or so. Things do need to be priced as a bargain to move quickly.
 

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Yup - Craigslist, if you've got one in your city (or a nearby city). I'd look at some of the offerings on your own local CL for pricing ideas.
 

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I'm sorry you have to have heart surgery mama <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> My little guy has been there. I hope you recover quickly.
 

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Jilian....thank you so much. It's a scary time here....<br><br>
One question about Craigslist, Mamas...<br><br>
I'm kind nervous about the whole face-to-face thing.... is it generally not a creepy experience?? I've never used it before because I had heard horror stories about scammers and theifs.... sorry to seem naive here...
 

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Take cash only, have another person around when people come to pick items up.<br><br>
I sell stuff on Craigslist every week, sometimes daily and have never had an issue and I've met some nice folks.
 

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Do you really need the money? Why wouldn't you just keep the valences, lamp mirrors etc? It seems like such a waste since you really like it and it's barely been used.
 

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I really need the money, yes. I had a heart procedure in May that has left me with $4k in hospital bills after insurance and I am having heart surgery 7/31 that will be triple those costs out-of-pocket. It's not a waste, it's a necessity to sell anything I won't be using at this point.<br><br>
Craigslist it is... wish me luck!
 
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