Friday, December 7, 2007

Resell Stuff

So I decided to get rid of some furniture. I have a couch that I've had for a few years that is in good shape but I just don't want it anymore and don't feel like taking it across country again. So I posted an ad for it on Craigslist and figured I would ask $20 for it just to see if I could get it. Truth be told, I would have been happy if someone would have just come and transported it away. I figured if nobody responded, I would just repost the ad and give it away for free. No more than an hour after I posted the ad, I had three people contact me. I ended up selling it for $40, and probably could have gotten more if I tried.

I also ended up selling an entertainment center and my extra TVs. Got $20 for that. Was glad to get rid of the TVs because it can actually be kind of expensive to dispose of if you have to call the disposal company to pick it up.

Now, I was actually going to just get rid of this stuff, to give it away. To me, it was worth it just to not have to take it with me. But, because of this little project, I decided to see how successful I could be actually selling the stuff I didn't want. Because I think it is a little unfair to just add the $60 to my total, since you had to have the stuff in the first place, I'm going to credit myself half the money. $30 will go to my total.

How about you? Have you had good luck selling stuff on Craigslist or other sites? How easy or hard do you find it to be?


  1. I don't think that should count towards your $40k total -- you didn't make the money via this blog or its stated goal :)

  2. I have never sold anything on Craigslist but it's the first place I go to look for used stuff. I think you get better deals on furniture there than on eBay.

  3. I'm with Rick on this :)

  4. I use eBay to hunt for collectible type of stuff.

  5. To you and Rick, I don't care what you think!

    Fine, the majority has spoken. I won't count it. I would never have done it if I didn't have this project, I would have given it away, but that's OK. Still $70n in my pocket.

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