Craigslist Is It For You?


Online Sellers often need to look a bit further then just Ebay and Amazon at times and Craigslist is one of those places to check out. We all are looking for sales and looking into a free venue like Craigslist is something we all should think about. When sales are slow it is often good to look into free venues to increase your profits. The nice thing about Craigslist is that the account and listing is free and there is never any feedback or ratings to worry about.

If you are new to Craigslist or want to learn how it works you can check out my earlier post. This post gives you the how to’s in setting up an account and listing an item and is very easy to follow.

We all have heard the news about the problems with Craigslistt and of course you only hear the bad things but it is something you need to consider when selling there. Just as Ebay and Amazen have their downside we each need to decide what will work for us. I have sold many items on Craigslist and never had a problem but you may want to keep these things in mind.

1. The area you live which for some is safer then others and only you know how safe it is to meet someone that is buying your item.

2. Deciding if you should meet them at your house or a public place with the item.

3. The types of items you are selling and if there are a lot of scammers in those categories.

4. If you want to only list items you can ship and not have to meet anyone.

These all factor into using common sense when meeting someone and being safe. You just have to remember that there are many great people that buy and sell on Craigslist every day but there are also some problem people. I think if you are aware of these issues and take normal precautions you can generate quite a bit of income this way.

I would love to hear from anyone that sells there and both good and bad experiences. We can all learn from each other on how to sel there and handle the people  that are buying our items.

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