Monday, September 1, 2008

Craigslist Rocks

Have you heard about this newfangled website called Craigslist? It's A.W.E.S.O.M.E.

Okay. For real. I've been using Craigslist since the late '90s, but mostly to look for jobs. I haven't been tremendously successful doing so either. Has anyone?

I was able to use it once a few years ago to give away/sell incredibly cheaply a pool table. The guys that took it rented an open U-Haul trailer and were going to drive it from Oakland to Sacramento. For those of you who don't know where those two cities are in relation to each other, just know that it's a smidge too far to drive a pool table in an open trailer. I probably would have given their money back just to see what the pool table looked like when they unloaded it. Balls are probably still rolling caddywumpus on that thing.

Then there was the giant cat scratching post I listed for sale a couple years ago. I had one email response and the lady who sent it never followed up after I got back to her.

So I was surprised and delighted when I made a ton of money selling my changing table. And then I posted these two box springs this weekend.


I know it looks like three box springs, but one of them is a split queen. And I know there are dangly legs in the photo. That's my scarecrow. He lives in my front yard from Halloween to the day the snow melts in the spring and I notice him underneath it all. I may have to throw him away someday soon. I think he is probably stuffed full of mold now instead of newspapers.

Anywho, I unloaded both box springs within a day.

So I moved through my garage today and took photos and measurements of all kinds of things I'm going to try to sell. And I'm saving the money to buy a Wii.

This is way more fun than donating to charity.

Oh, I kid. Donating to charity is like going to a party where everyone makes you feel good about yourself.

Total items: 2

4 comments:

BetteJo said...

Oh yay! 2 BIG items!

toddlerplanet said...

Nicely done!

Manic Mommy said...

Same thing happens to my scarecrow.

I've been thinking about using Craigslist to get rid of the baby stuff.

Threeundertwo said...

I adore Craigslist, although I've been a buyer and not a seller. Got a gorgeous down Ralph Lauren couch for pennies. Now I'm checking it every day for a baby grand piano.

Such a brilliant concept.