Thursday, December 6, 2012

Making A Few Extra Bucks

I am the worst sales person ever.  We couldn’t sell ice cream in the Sahara.  We pretty much give our stuff away at garage sales.  Over the past several weeks, we have had good success using Craigslist to sell some of our unwanted clutter and furniture. 

One item in particular was our old water softener and water filtration system that came with the house.  We struggled with this system and still couldn’t drink water from the tap after trying to get it to work properly for 3 years so we bought a whole new system that works great!  We were able to sell the name brand water softener and filtration system for $50 which is what we listed the sale price as on Craigslist.  The best part is that the gentleman who bought it acted like it was the “deal of the year” and we were happy to get rid of it without throwing it away!  The gentleman owns several rental properties that have these systems in them and will use it for parts.  Win-Win!

If you have anything you are looking to get out of your house before the holidays, I highly suggest listing it on Craigslist.  I haven’t had success with getting rid of books I’ve accumulated over the years so those will go to the library and some tchotchkes were given away for free. 

Do you use Craigslist often to sell your unwanted items?
Do you buy from Craigslist often?  



  1. I've used Craig's list to purchase and for free items. The only thing I would recommend is, depending on where you live, you may want to make the trade in a public place rather than your home if you can. We met our seller in a large retailer parking lot.

    1. I agree, Kathy.

      We sold a couch this week too! YAY! Another thing out of the house.

      Thank you for your insight.