We’re moving out and selling up!
Depending on the item we sell, we’ve used different platforms. Here’s a rundown of our experiences:
Does my email not work properly? Here is a typical Craigslist conversation:
Buyer: Is this item still available
Me: Yes. Let me know if you want to see it. I can meet at (give three or four times) near (give a meeting place).
Buyer: <crickets chirping>
What the actual heck!? That happened at least 75% of the time. IF I get beyond that, it’s still a very low hit rate on a sale. In addition to several complete no-shows to a meeting, I’ve had all these excuses…mostly on the day of the meeting:
“My daughter prefers green over purple so we don’t want it anymore”
“I forgot to go to the bank so I don’t have cash”
“Can you just deliver it to my house. And will you take 50% off”
“I just bought a new car so I can’t meet”