Have I told you lately how much I love Craigslist? Well I love it. If you have followed my blog from the beginning you would see that I use Craigslist for everything. That fancy logo at the top, painting of my house, snowblower, dishwasher, my house, renting of our rental unit and the list goes on.
Well this most recent sale was for the sale of my old golf clubs. I started out golfing right handed because that was the only clubs that we had around when I was younger. I am a natural lefty and one day I hit a left handed club, there was so much untapped power that I hadn’t been using. I switched to lefty and purchased a cheaper set a few years ago. Well this April, I bought a new set of Ping irons that were an inch longer for someone who is 6’4. Listed the clubs and a few weeks later, I had a gentleman give me a call and express his interest. So today after work I met the man and he examined the clubs and shot low with an offer. I countered in-between my asking price and his low offer, which coincidentally was more than I paid 2 years ago. He was happy thinking he got a great deal on the set of clubs and I was happy using the clubs 2 years and making money on them.
Moral of the story, know the product that you are trying to sell. Make it as presentable as you can so that when the buyer views the product they can see it in the best condition possible. Since Craigslist is similar to a garage sale or flea market, be open to negotiation on the price of a product. Know your bottom line and if you want to sell it you might have to come off your asking price and have fun.