This is part of our Weekly Money Challenge series.
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Selling on Craigslist is a pretty common thing these days. I’ve sold and bought tons of stuff on Craigslist over the years. Cars, guitars, furniture, a blender, even a headboard for our bed!
But what about Christmas gifts?
Believe it or not, lots of people actually BUY Christmas gifts on Craigslist.
This is a great opportunity for everyone. You can make some cash and give someone else an opportunity to pick up some inexpensive gifts too. And while you are there, grab some inexpensive gifts for yourself! Selling stuff is a great way to de-clutter your house a little, just in time to re-clutter it ;)
J. Money‘s got this creepy old oil painting of Santa Claus he’s posting for sale:
(He’s trying to get $200 for it. What do you think? Will it fetch $200? $2.00? $20,000? Maybe it’s a collectors item and he doesn’t know it?! Haha…)
This Week’s Challenge: Sell at Least *One* Thing On Craigslist
- Take something off the wall or hidden away in a drawer/box somewhere
- List the item on Craigslist (or eBay or a Facebook group if there’s not a Craigslist near you. Check out OfferUp! A new buying/selling app that is super easy to use and getting a lot of positive attention.)
- Tell us what you listed in the forums! (Drop a pic or link and maybe one of us will buy it? ;))
- Make that money!!
- EXTRA CREDIT: Pick up a Xmas gift while there! Double credit for rocking the “barter” section
See you next week,
– Derek, Master of Challenges
PS: Curious to see how last week’s challenge went? Click here and scroll to the bottom.
[Photo cred: Chika Watanabe]
Wow, this challenge got a lot of stuff sold!
Several cars and other items were posted and/or sold this week.
2007 Ford Focus, 2001 Jeep Cherokee, 2 old fake Christmas trees, a GoPro, 2005 Dodge Durango, drum set, toys, bikes, air conditioner, snowboard boots, (no word on Jay’s Santa painting yet!).
Here’s a few articles we found along the way this week to help you sell your stuff fast!!
Check out this post on how to sell your car fast!
“Now, in my hand, I’m holding $1,100. How you ask? By selling a car that was worth $165. Yeah, seriously.”
And how’s this for insane, Fritz sold everything in his house in just 24 hours using Craigslist earlier this year.
“In the process of selling our home, we realized we had ONLY ONE SATURDAY between now and the closing when we’d be home all day. Worse, it was now Friday night, and that one Saturday was tomorrow!”
Then there’s this guy who paid off $50,000 in debt buying and selling stuff online.
“About six years ago, Glen says he started buying items at discount stores and garage sales to resell on sites like eBay. In about a year, income from his “side hustle” surpassed his salary.”
Fantastic job everyone!