How to Sell Things on Craigslist

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Craigslist is a popular place for finding employment, meeting fellow music enthusiasts, or, of course, buying and selling things. Due to the number of people who visit it on a daily basis, it is a very useful place to help sell an object. This article will deal with the selling portion.

When you go to Craigslist, select your location. That is simple enough, and you will find that they rest is just as easy.

First, you must look at your item and select the category it goes in. Is it a musical instrument or a book? Putting your ad in the correct category will allow buyers to find the object more quickly. Also, giving a location helps to attract local customers who feel that they would be less likely to be scammed by someone who lives near them.

Then, when writing the text of the posting, describe the item briefly but with some detail in your posting. Readers do not wish to spend too much time reading a long, excessively detailed description, but they do wish to acquire some knowledge of the item being sold. If possible, take a photograph of the item and add it to your posting. If you are willing, also add your phone number to the posting.

After posting your ad, wait for a customer. When you give a phone number, they often reply more quickly— within a half hour— but e-mails usually come in a timely fashion as well— one to two days. In my experience, adding a phone number tends to help tremendously with local sales and finding serious buyers, but e-mails are also adequate to find buyers.

Now that you have read this guide, enjoy yourself selling items on Craigslist!


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