Craig’s List Delivers!
I’m probably the last one to figure this out, but Craig’s List actually works! I’ve browsed the list many times in the past looking for values of certain cars, bikes, etc. I’ve even contacted a few people about some of these items before, but I’ve never actually bought anything or sold anything on the list…until yesterday.
LA Fitness built a gym near my house last year, so since I joined, I quit using my weightlifting rack that I had in the garage. I’ve been meaning to get rid of the giant beast, but procrastination was the word of the day. I wanted to get a good picture of it before I posted it somewhere…so I waited. Yesterday, though, I decided just to throw up an add for it on Phoenix’s Craig’s List using a drawing of the product I found on the web. Within 4 hours of the posting, I had two people emailing me about it. By the 5th hour I was handing out my address to two people, had third person that wanted to buy it the next day, and a fourth inquiring about it. By the 6th hour, there was a guy at my house handing me cash and this behemoth was carried away. Most importantly, it was carried away by someone other than me.
What I can say, as someone who has done a little bit of “trading” on ebay, is that in our society that values instant gratification so highly, Craig’s List delivers!