So, I’ve been a little lazy about listing on Craigslist lately. I’ve had plenty of excuses, but a lot of it simply boiled down to my procrastinating nature. When I originally listed things on Craigslist, what ad actually worked out to be the best one was the one I put the least amount of effort into – simply listing my daughter’s clothes as a huge lot with no pictures, which took about 3 minutes to do from start to finish and I made about $70 from.
So, I decided the easiest way to get re-motivated was to do that again. The ad is easy to write, I’ve got lots of fall/winter clothes from both my son and my daughter that I could list, so I did. I wrote two ads, one for my daughter’s outgrown clothes and one for my son’s, and posted them.
And true to form, the simplest ads are winning out again. I had someone come look at my son’s clothes on Thursday. They only spent $2.50 but that was $2.50 I didn’t have before. I’ve had an email interested in my daughter’s clothes that I am still working out the details of, and I had someone else come today to look at my son’s clothes and they spent another $12.50, so $15.00 total so far from that ad. And I have interest in the girl clothes too, I just haven’t gotten a visit to buy anything worked out quite yet.
My small successes have even motivated me to finally branch out to EBay. Procrastinator no more (or at least not for the moment), I’ve got two pairs of my son’s outgrown XW shoes listed, and one even has a bid already and both have numerous watchers. I’m hoping both will sell by the end of the 7 day listing. And maybe even for a good price!
I am saving all my snowflakes right now (the $15.00 total from this round of craigslist and a $10 survey check I got Friday so far) to pay the final interest accrued on the Capital One card once it posts. And then I will be right back at attacking the principal balance on the Citicard. I got a letter in the mail Saturday saying that I have until 09/09/08 to pay off the balance at 0% interest and anything remaining at that time will revert to the purchase rate. I know a challenge when I see one…..