Or would I just be wasting my time?
January 19, 2011 9:59 PM Subscribe
Is this a good plan for selling on Craigslist?
posted by Ryogen to Work & Money (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've never really dealt with Craigslist before, but I've got some miscellaneous clutter of various toys, books, collectibles, sports memorabilia, etc. and would like to get rid of them, but also maybe make a little cash on the side. I've already brought a lot of stuff to Goodwill and have been stressing a bit about what's worth the time to try to sell, and this just seems like the quickest and easiest outlet for selling the stuff.
My plan is to batch the like items together and sell them for something like $20 Or Best Offer per batch. For example, one of the batches would be of a bunch of different Star Wars stuff; individually I've seen a lot this stuff selling for a few bucks on eBay, but not worth my time to research and post all of it individually. Another batch would be of 10-15 fairly recent non-fiction books in good shape. I'm counting on the "OBO" tag and my stating a willingness to part with the stuff for less to be enticing.
I'd rather not take the time to research the value of and sell all of this stuff individually, but I know a lot of it to be at least worth a few bucks apiece. At the same time I'd also worry about the time-cost of posting these batches to Craigslist, having exchanges with potential buyers, then taking the time to meet them for the transactions.
So is this plan worth my time, or would I just be better off individually selling the select few items I know to be most valuable(on eBay or whatever) and bringing the rest to Goodwill?