10 Tips for Selling Stuff on Craigslist

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Same contact number that refers you to email. Then if they saw it again, a ticket would appear. IMHO prices are still inflated — way to go down. I think you can treat them somewhat like a potato. I greatly enjoy reading your posts….. Do not game the system, play by the rules if you want to stay long term.

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Thanks for the comment Mat. I found your directions to listing to be very helpful and explained it well enough that even a new bee can use it to make a listing I did. I hit post and I had 5 emails in a matter of minutes. They were sold to the very first person I talked to on the phone.

However, I have had a few ideas go completely unnoticed. Just from my own experience, I click on ads with pics first and then others from there. The right titles are the hooks for me. Finally, you have to give enough information in the ad itself. Thanks for the tips and reminder about the importance of pictures on your listings although the last car I sold on KSL.

How do I go about my listing using my mobile number since I live in Nigeria? I think Craigslist can be a very effective tool to use as an online business whether you are a large, medium, or small size business. It can even be very successful as an individual as well.

I have sold many things via Craigslist for my business including overstocked inventory, returns, etc. I also sold my car on craigslist in just a few short hours. Great link about how you sold your car on Craigslist! Thanks for the comment! We were very excited when we made our firt sale on Cragislist for a lava lamp. We also learned to make sure verify meeting places and times before you meet up which we forgot to do our first time.

Very nice and easy to follow tutorial. I will be re-posting them and more. Congrats on your first sale on Craigslist!

Keep me posted on your progress. Nice speaking with you today. Thanks for letting me know about this sight. The tutorial is is easy to understand. Already thinking of new things to list. Yes I am still reading and the information is of great help for me to start posting about helping people find work.. Yes, I am still reading. I listed our two vacant rental properties and got a response on one within the first 50 minutes. IS Thanks for a very clear tutorial Nate. I posted some books individually with no results.

Are larger items easier to sell? Yes Katannya, larger items and bundles tend to sell better for me. How have things been going for you? Should I put the pics in a diffrent folder or what? Please help, I am getting very frustrated with this. Thank you for providing this step by step guide to posting on Craigs list. It was a breeze. To early to tell if I will sell my items or not though. Can please someone tell what form should the website in the add have? I copy and paste the website that I have created with Payspree but I cannot publish the add because it says that craiglist does not accept epsprosperity.

I post ads on Craigslist. Can I post 3 ads everyday? I was told I can only post 3 every other day. Please expand on this question. Look forward to helping you. I love your tutorial and this is my 1st time postings ads EVER on Craigslist and so far it was working and I was getting responses to my ads. Can you please give my some insight on how to correct this problem.

I am in desperate need of your help. Where did you see this information? I did great ads but have not got any results in the 3 days since I have joined. I need this to work! Until I get employment, I need this to work.

I have not been able to post my landing page in the ad text without trying to disguise it. I would like to talk to someone who has been doing this for awhile. Hi Nate, this is some great step by step training. I will bookmark this so I can view again and again. Have a great day! Yes i read it till the end! I just have 1 prob. How do i post to a low traffic 1! To become successful with EPS, you need to publish your Craigslist ads around the world, not just in one location.

Keep working on it, and it will happen for you. I like online shopping when it comes to products that aren't clothes. I like to be able to try on clothes or shoes and see how they fit before I buy them. Other then that I do like online shopping. Personally I like receiving packages in the mail and it saves a trip to the grocery store, office store, etc. I would prefer online shopping because its simple and easier than actual shopping. It saves gas and money because most items are cheaper online and all you need is internet to get on it.

You don't have to drive from the store and back. Online buying also have stuff you might not find in stores. But, there is a bad thing about online shopping. When buying, you might buy the wrong thing or get tricked, and it would be very frustrating for that to happen.

I like online shopping only for things that I have bought in person before or for items I know are good. I online window shop for clothes, but never buy them online. However, things like CD's are great. I'm always iffy about online shopping because you never really know the quality of the products until you have purchased them and receive them.

I use online shopping as a nice resource to look for certain products and then try to find locations I can actually go see them. Online shopping to me is like a reference guide or simple way to plan going shopping in person.

I like online shopping because not only does it save my time and money, there is a lot of stuff offered online that are not available where I reside. I prefer online shopping since like you said it saves a lot of time and I don't have to leave my house.

Also there are stuff that I want that are not available at stores around or me , or they run out of stock etc. This is why I prefer online shopping. I find online shopping to be actually very stressful. Buying women's clothing in person is nightmarish enough; let alone online! I hate not seeing the item. Online shopping brings up so many questions: This may sound picky but its true. I prefer online shopping due to the fact it is sometimes hard to find what you want to buy at a local store.

Also you can find some really good bargain online that you can't find at a local store. Also sometimes online shopping has things stores don't have. Online shopping is good because you don't have to wander store from store but you never know how it will look on you once you receive it. The model and you can have different body shapes and sometimes it doesn't even look the same or can be ripped and it can cause a huge hassle. I prefer online shopping if it gives me a cheaper value than the actual store and free delivery Though I only opt to buy books and electronic goods.

I still prefer to buy clothes and other stuff from the actual stores or outlets. Due to internet, we now enjoy the convenience of shopping online which I like because it saves us time and you no longer have to like exert too much effort in finding a good items for you. Also, it is an advantage especially to those busy people who have limited time in going to shopping malls or stores.

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But bcoz im very lazy i prefer online shopping I do like online shopping because it saves me time and money. It is also better for the enviroment because you are saving on gas in the car. You can get alsorts of cool stuff off the internet that you cant get in store.

You can also get disounts in many cases. The only bad thing I would say about online shopping is that you have to pay for postage! Do you prefer online shopping?

I like online shopping because it saves my time and money. Do you like online shopping or not. Related Questions On a weekend Sitting at home, watching T. V or going shopping.? Getting together with friends and family? More and more people are turning to online William Delaney Certified Educator. Jamie Wheeler Certified Educator. I too am an online shopper in two ways. Actually, the very bottom line is that I don't like shopping, either online or in person!

Be very anxious about being with other people and have a hard time talking to them, even though they wish they could Be very self-conscious in front of other people and feel embarrassed Be very afraid that other people will judge them Worry for days or weeks before an event where other people will be Stay away from places where there are other people Have a hard time making friends and keeping friends Blush, sweat, or tremble around other people Feel nauseous or sick to their stomach when with other people.

This image has been Flagged as inappropriate Click to unflag. Image 1 of 1. The advantages and disadvantages of online shopping include: Pros of Online Shopping Web stores never close. Online shoppers save on gas.

Consumers can avoid aggressive salespeople. Online item and price comparison resources are available. Web items can be found which may not be available at the local store. Cons of Online Shopping Price and payment terms negotiation is not as available as in local stores.

Web items ordered can sometimes be on back order. The questioning of the safety and security of a site. Having to pay for higher shipping costs. Returns and exchanges could be more difficult. I like to research how much the items cost online. There are some great websites that allow you to compare prices. That is a great idea! I've noticed that many gas stations have lots of cameras pointed toward their pumps, so maybe that's another secure location. Because of these scams, I've largely decided to stay away from Craigslist.

I know people personally who have been scammed and almost lost a lot of money. If you are going to use Craigslist, follow the writer's advice and bring your friends for backup. Wow, these things are absolutely crazy. I'm such a paranoid person I've never actually used Craigslist. I use eBay because it seems much more secure, but i have bought stuff that just isn't up to standard. I recently bought a call-phone that had a day return policy.

Of course it took like a month for the phone to start acting up. The scammer will call you about your item for sale and question if you really have the item. Then they will send you a 5 digit code and tell you to send it back to them.

They use another phone number to send the code from. Once you send the code back to them you just signed up for a subscription. You can have a limit put on your cellphone for monthly subscriptions to protect yourself.

OK, folks, tell me if you think someone is trying to scam me. I'm trying to sell a snow thrower on Craig's List and got the following rather befuddling email yesterday after confirming that the item was still for sale. This message seems suspicious to me, but I can't figure out what the scam might be:. I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from C. LIST to avoid disturbance. Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank it will be delivered to you via United Parcel Service UPS or FedEx , Then, the last price you're willing sell it for me so I'll need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check Full name to write on the check Full Physical address to post the check City, State and Zip Code I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 4hours.

Umm that is definitely a scam. The "check" they are giving to you is a fake and if you cash it you will be responsible for the lost money from the bank.

Anything that says "dear" or "please kindly" or any other grammatical sentence structures of the sort ARE scams as well. And why can't you call him? He is "hearing" impaired? You are most likely talking to a foreign scammer from india, africa or any of the other countries they do stuff like this on! I had almost an identical response to a current listing I have, it was from a "Hustin Lee", instead, it asked for my paypal account "for quick and easy transfer of funds".

I hate that they actually catch people in their web from time to time Excuse me Fran, but I feel particularly inclined to remind you that most Craigslist scammers are in the United States in the city they are probably scamming.

Don't be so quick to blame "other countries". I just recived the same reply. My gut was tellng me something was wrong. I was offered Was to be paid via curior and movers will pick up the item as soon as the cashiers check was cashed.

Go with your gut. I received the exact email for a hutch I am selling. Also 4 others with similar responses. My question is what would someone have to gain from this scam? I don't understand how they could benefit from this? I got the same note almost exactly. A friend said that these emails never mention the item specifically.

I did send my name address and phone number and I am worried what might be done with this info. I never received a check yet but if I do I plan to take it to the police.

Any thoughts or suggestions? This exact thing just happened to me! But with a Paypal acct. What was the outcome? I just gave them the info yesterday, but thinking it could be a scam started searching.

I just received an identical response text from an "Anthony" who is interested in buying my piano. He claims once his Certified Check has been received and cashed, he will arraign to have his "Private Shipping Company" pick up the item. Wow, what a nice guy.

His phone is What the hell does that even mean?? Anyway it's obviously some foreigner who asked for my "fullnames and address", which I would never send to something this fishy. Instead I requested he give me a phone number so we can talk, and of course I haven't heard back from "Dray Mark"! Yeah, that's a scam. I had something very similar happen to me.

In my case, the guy said he was away on a business trip and wanted to mail payment for the item to me ASAP so that the "mover" could get it, could I send the information for that? Like with you, he listed that information he wanted, nice and neat. Probably what makes the message feel off is that it's written like it's not from a native English speaker. The same was for mine - it sounded like it was either written by someone who had a vague grasp of English or like it was generated by a computer program.

He opened it with, "Yes, the price and the description both look alright to me". In my previous correspondence with him the only time I wrote to him , I had not mentioned the price at ALL.

What I HAD mentioned was our meeting location not at my place , the time, and if we could possibly meet in a week's time so I'd have a chance to get the item lined up he wanted to meet ASAP, like, the very day he contacted me.

All off the things I had written about were not addressed by him at all, either as a confirmation that he got it or as answering the questions I had about the date of our meeting. Oh, and he also never contacted me again, after I asked him if we could possibly hold off on the deal until he was back from his "business trip".

No, he didn't even give a, "Sorry, I can't do that. I also got the same exact email while trying to sell a stair chair, when I asked the buyer to call that was the end of the communication.

This is my first negative experience with Craigs list. I just posted a brand new bike on Craigslist list this afternoon. Also, he would be liable for the cost of picking it from my location to his destination.

This is a scammer. You can smell scammers a mile away. They had a new ID with no available history plus they mentioned a shipper coming to pick up the item. I got suspicious after I removed the item as sold and received no text message or sale date. I relisted the item and never heard from them. And did not like the sentence constuction.. End-I told him NO. I got the same exact letter from a Brittany. In the emails leading up to it, I found it weird that she kept referring to my table as "your item".

And there was that request to take the CL listing down immediately. Nope, not until the table is gone. And they are out of town. Oh well, there will be other buyers, maybe Scam a guy's named James Robards from Eagle Pass Texas was going to buy tickets said he will send me cashiers check for 4 times the amount of tickets. Said after check clears to text him. I told him to call me I don't answer to text number only. Guess what never got that call!!

I also had a response to a piano for sale ad I placed. The response was broken English, they wanted my full name and address where to send the check. Once the check cleared they would send a moving company to pick up the piano. Can anyone explain what the criminals can do with knowing my name and address info? I can't figure out if they have other personal info and just need this other information, or whether just trying to cash their check will give them the info they need to scam me.

In the San Francisco area, these sections often contain posts looking for "models", or "dancers" which are sometimes easy to spot, but anytime you see any post for a need a female for an assistant for a busy executive, date to the opera, date for lunch, someone to serve drinks at a private party, etc. They are looking to find women who will go on dates for money. It's all about the social engineering. They then try and hook them into lunch for a presentation the usual pitch.

If you are in doubt, use a fake email address with a female name and respond asking for more information. I flag relentlessly I have three different machines in three different subnets that I can remote into, but they are like cockroaches - they keep coming back If Craigslist would respond to complaints about this it would take a majority of them out, but craigslist doesn't do anything until the police or district attorneys make threats.

I've been scammed recently on a vacation rental apartment abroad, foolishly transferring a payment for a deposit. So the money is gone, my concern though is that I gave them my address and dates when we will be away.

Is there a risk of being robbed while away because they have this information? Or is the scammer only interested in the money? Is there anything I should do?

I would definitely have a house sitter or change the dates of my trip. I have to imagine that there is an underground network where this sort of information would be valuable and have a market value.

I just caught my landlord in a scam. She rents out rooms in her home, only there are no rooms available. She requires the prospective renter to leave her with a month's rent and a month's security and tells them that the room will be available in a week's time.

When the renter shows up to move in, she tells them that there was a problem getting the present tenant out, and claims that she is having trouble with the bank getting her money out, then she ignores any future calls from that person. She knows that the police will do nothing except to tell the unfortunate person who got cheated that "it's a civil matter" and they have to take her to court. Most people who rent rooms don't have either the knowledge or the money to file a suit against her, and she seems to be getting away with it.

Very easy, inexpensive, and effective to combat scumbags like this We have tried twice to but a used Treadclimber from craigslist in two different states. Both have been scams and even months apart the return email stories were similar. Both claimed to have moved, one out of the country. Neither would talk to us on the phone. Both wanted to use eBay protected buyer program instead of cash and asked for a bunch of personal info to get us 'registered'.

Then asked us to wait until eBay contacted us. Thankfully this was acted flag and We never gave our info. Both times the machines were not located where they were posted, both needed shipping, both sellers sent way too much detailed personal information about why they were selling.

Both wanted to make sure we had money ready to go. I have bought and sold many times on Craigslist and legit sellers want to talk on phone- they want cash and they are willing to do a quick non-complicated interaction.

They never ask if you have money ready to go. Isn't hat a given if we respond to an add? I had a similar situation trying to buy a car. I need a car badly and because my income is low I need it to be cheap,. So I was acting out of desperation and found the "perfect deal".

Since I had not done this before I did not see any red flags at first. The lady said she was selling so quick and cheap because her husband died a month ago from a heart attack and she was moving out of state to be close to her brother.

I was even feeling sad for her and told her I was sorry for her loss and even shared a bit of my story. We had a few emails back and forth and my first red flag was that she would never use my name nor reply to certain things I would say.

There were also phrases such as," as I said before I will pay to have the car shipped to you". She had never said that before, nor did that make sense to me. She said she was using EBay Motors and she told me they would send me an email explaining what I needed to do next. The flow of things just did not feel natural to me so I googled EBay Motors and found that they never send emails. It was a scam.

I was sad that I had been dupped but I felt lucky I did not send the money. Watch out for this: You are selling something from your home that you cannot meet someone for heavy furniture Items that can't be moved easily You are contacted by someone that doesn't even want to look at your item and agree to the cost right off.

They are VERY interested and want to come pick it up: They ask for the address before they even attempt to set up a meeting time. If you give it to them they start asking you about possible meetings time What is happening is that you are basically telling the same people when you won't be home.

Pretty much a burglary ring setting up your home. Mostly "female" contacts very "understanding and overly work with you" demeanor will not give you a cell phone to talk to them to text them uses the hidden craigs list email will not provide you with real email contact uses a group of different tactics to change up meeting times Never provide you with a real name always some strange contact cypher. Once you give them any reason to think they are being scrutinized they bail on the deal and never hear back from them.

I have been applying for jobs advertised on Craigslist that describes front desk receptionist. I get an email back stating that position has been filled but, he needs a personal secretary I have received many of these saying the same thing I've also replied to many job listings and received 5 or 6 of very similar responses. They all say the position has been filled but they are in need of a personal assistant to do a number of different things that include cashing checks, sending money orders, buying and sending goods, etc.

They all claim to be out of the US currently but are willing to send payment upfront. The only "problem" was that her secretary accidentally sent my pay and the painters pay.

So I was to cash this enormous check and send most of it to someone else. I couldn't get this lady to really answer my questions. It was all too vague. I must've asked too many questions because I never received that check. This is very discouraging when you're really seeking employment!

Help me figure out what kind of scam attempt this was I had a chair for sale, guy emails that he wants to buy chair and to call him I thought the email was a little abrupt, but not everyone has the same style. I called the number, but it was a wrong this may have been an honest accident because it turns out two numbers were transposed when he actually called me. I emailed him back that he had given me a wrong and to call or text my cell.

He called later and sounded a little weird nervous, high? My red flags were at half staff, but I was anxious to sell the chair and my husband was home with me. He asked if he could come right then, and I said yes if he was on his way, and so he asked me to text him my address which I did.

This is how I normally operate with CL sales; I give out my address only when they say they are on their way. So then he called back from a different I recognized his voice and said "OK, so I checked her out and she is 53 and a Catholic Is this an attempt at identity theft? All is he basically has is information that is publicly available name, address and my cell and email. What exactly can he do with this?

My husband is freaked out that he was setting up a burglary, but I think it's more along the identity theft lines. As far as job scams go, I also have gotten responses back from jobs saying that the position has been filled and that they are looking for a personal assistant "who can be trusted I applied to an add on craigslist for an RV. Gave them my physical address.

Was told that I'd be hearing from eBay motors. Was not asked for any money. It's been 4 days and I have not heard from either parties. I have never done this before.