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Old 05-31-2009, 06:51 PM   #21
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W2R - BIL had to take his stuff to the auction house so not only did he get cheated, he had to transport the stuff to the thief!
What a rip-off! Wow. Thanks for alerting me to this possibility.
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:09 PM   #22
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My question to you former Ebay sellers, what would it take for you to switch back. Ebay to cut listing fees by X%, Craigslist to start charging for ads?
My 2 cents: Ebay is still the largest auction marketplace in the world, and from the buyer's standpoint it is a good shopping place, so you can sell virtually anything there.
Therefore, for occasional garage sales or one of a kind type of collectibles, I think I'd resort to ebay even with the current fees. It's hard to beat the exposure and the safety of the system.
If I go back into e-commerce again, I'd use ebay as a storefront only, unless they offer some sort of attractive volume rebate to merchants.
Now, I think heavy, immovable stuff discussed here like fridges and furniture are better suited to local advertisements as Craig list or your local newspaper.
As far as vehicles, practically all my latest ones (cars, trucks, motorcycles) went through ebay. A couple of times people flew from other states to pick them up at home. Exposure and safety.
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We use eBay to research products and estimate prices, but we actually do our buying & selling through Craigslist.


If I show up as a Craigslist buyer and catch even a whiff of gun oil, let alone see a shoulder holster, I'm outta there. I'm carrying cash and I don't want you to rip me off. Plenty of other Craigslist sellers who don't bring firearms to negotiations.
I also go on bay to review the market and establish a price. I'll still sell things on ebay that are small and expensive that I can ship cheaply. Anything that has physical size and potential shipping expense I list on and sell from craigslist.

Nords I'm glad you weren't my buyer a couple years ago I made a sale on craigslist for over $10,000 I met a buyer from state #3 in state#2 (my home is state #1) and I brought some "protection", it seemed a little silly as he was the one bringing the cash but I rationalized I had to carry it back home. I have the correct permits and the affected states have reciprocity with my state and the buyers never saw or smelled the gun oil.
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Before our move north I want to sell all of my furniture (mostly 1970's low-middle quality....
Wonder when the '70s will explode onto the furniture market as chic like the '50s has been for so long. Avocado fridges, etc. I still use some CorningWare from the '70s to go with my '70s remodeled kitchen. I think we got a good price for mom's '50s kitchen dining set.
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Wonder when the '70s will explode onto the furniture market as chic like the '50s has been for so long. Avocado fridges, etc. I still use some CorningWare from the '70s to go with my '70s remodeled kitchen. I think we got a good price for mom's '50s kitchen dining set.

I have noticed that shag carpet is back so maybe the 70's are in vogue .
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Nords I'm glad you weren't my buyer a couple years ago I made a sale on craigslist for over $10,000 I met a buyer from state #3 in state#2 (my home is state #1) and I brought some "protection", it seemed a little silly as he was the one bringing the cash but I rationalized I had to carry it back home. I have the correct permits and the affected states have reciprocity with my state and the buyers never saw or smelled the gun oil.
There's gotta be a better way than having to carry firearms to protect a pile of paper.

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This thread reminded me that I've not checked best of craigslist in a while, and as always, it is such a fantastic and hilarious time waster. My current favorite is the guy's excellent adventure with 6 tables. Stunningly funny, yet serious.

I don't do much buy/sell, but I agree with the consensus about the complications of dealing with ebay and how much easier it is to peruse the ads on craigslist by comparison. OTOH, I bought many of the hard-to-find books in my John D. MacDonald collection on ebay back a number of years ago, and I'm sure they would have been impossible to locate otherwise.
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This thread reminded me that I've not checked best of craigslist in a while, and as always, it is such a fantastic and hilarious time waster. My current favorite is the guy's excellent adventure with 6 tables. Stunningly funny, yet serious.
That is a classic, I thought it he might be trying to sell his remaining table for 6 membership lol.

BTW, is this why the Attorney General wants to shut down Craigslist in your state or is that the other Carolina?
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That would be us, although McMaster (a shill for the Bible-belters) was shut down by a federal judge on the suit, for now.

I like this description of the story from ZDNet Government: CL had made changes to its adult services section under pressure from AG Henry McMaster, but they didn’t satisfy the Man, who demanded a complete and total ban on all whorish postings. Craigslist sued for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief.

Apparently the "adult" section of CL offends those in our state government without enough other stuff to worry about. sigh.
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