The internet has changed the way business is done. Though selling items used to be performed mostly in person, now anyone can put their items up for sale on the internet. And among those sites, Craigslist is king — if you want to buy or sell something locally, Craigslist is the place to go. Making it work for you can be easy if you follow these tips.
When shopping for something on Craigslist, you’re always looking for the best deal. Typically, the seller is more anxious to sell something than you are to buy it. Use this to your advantage when negotiating with the seller.
Shop around on the site. Determine what you think is a fair price, and try to find something that’s in the ballpark. Once you’ve found the right item, negotiate for the price you want. When I’m shopping on Craigslist, I always look for items with pictures. If someone didn’t take the time to put a picture up, it’s probably a waste of your time.
Also, be aware of scammers on Craigslist. There are a number of people out there who are looking to take advantage of the online shopping world. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. There are steals on Craigslist, but wild offers shouldn’t be followed.
My wife and I are looking for a place to live in a new town, and we decided to see what Craigslist could offer us. While they didn’t have much in terms of apartments or short term leases, we did find a woman who was willing to rent out a couple of rooms in her house. After meeting with her, we’re considering staying at her place. Craigslist offers a wide range of items and options for buyers and renters around the world.
If you’re looking to unload items and make some extra money, you should consider selling on Craigslist. Just as it’s a great place to shop for a number of different items, it’s also a great place to post and sell. As the seller, you ought to keep the buyer in mind. The first thing you should do is find comparable items and determine the value. If you want to garner interest quickly, you should slightly under-price your item. Offering certain extras (like free delivery in a certain radius) can also help your item get sold more quickly.
If you’re renting out a house or a room, you should be as honest and forthright as possible. You want the right people to be attracted to your place, so finding someone who understands what you’re looking for is of the utmost importance.
How to Make it Work
Craigslist is a great place to do business with other people on the internet. As the buyer, you need to understand your position of power. You have the ability to negotiate the price you want. As the seller, you’re already earning extra money — so make sure you offer the best price, as well as throw in extra options to entice the buyer.
What has your experience with Craigslist been like?
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