I hate it, but I love it at the same time.
Of course, Weird Al had something to say about Craigslist.
I have listed a good many things on Craigslist, after our massive purging over the past few months, and also years ago when we last moved.
Things we didn't want or need anymore, things we decided we couldn't move with us, things the kids have grown out of, furniture, cars, motorcycles, tv's. (Sadly, no slightly used sombrero to throw in.)
Why give them away when you can get a little dinero?
So I listed, and yes I fielded MANY scams, dealt with ignorant and difficult people, even had someone try to return an item after picking up and taking home and fiddling with it. (I won't go into details about our newbie mistake years ago, like taking a check from someone wanted by the police for check fraud and writing bad checks)
I have had email after email, asking for explanations and haggling prices. And giving directions for pick up - I have never asked out loud so often why some people don't have GPS! (I am notoriously bad at giving directions....)
All of these the 'hate' part of the love/hate feelings I have for Craigslist.
But I do love it too, because for the most part the people I have dealt with have been great! They get something they wanted at a price they are happy with, I get rid of something we didn't want and get a little something for it.
The added bonus is I don't have to put it in my car and take it anywhere, they come to me!
All a great thing when my days have been filled with the big change in our lives. It makes it easier to get rid of things, really.
I also feel that I am much smarter and more savvy in dealing with people after these experiences. I got pretty good at spotting a scam, there were certainly many examples I fielded.
In case you might be interested in the listings I have left....here they are!
Verizon Wireless Jet Pack WiFi Hotspot
iDog Soft Speakers - Set of 2
PS3 Tony Hawk Ride video game, board, and connector
Basketball Hoop - Sand Filled
Grid Wall Display or Storage
Rampage BMX System 20 Hard Tail Bicycle
Carrera DSY 100 Mountain Bike
And there may be more!
Hubby just mentioned wanting to list some paint, 2 army jackets, and something else I forgot because I have so many things going on in my head.
So, thank you Craigslist, for the space to unload crap.
Isn't it great to have one place to advertise your eclectic collection of
Even though it is a love/hate experience, overall, it has worked out pretty good. And thank you Weird Al for a relevent-to-me parody of a great band.
Hope I didn't just jinx myself and now get a line of terrible people to deal with.....