Really. Am I alone on this?
I bought a new-to-me leather couch a few weeks ago. The woman we bought it from said it had only been sat on twice...it sat in her front room for a few years and was only used when her grandmother came to visit. It was worth much more than we paid.
So I sold my couch. It was old and worn down and really uncomfortable. I asked nearly double what I wanted for it just for bartering room. The response was so high. People were offering more than what I was asking just to get their hands on my used couch. Suckers. I would have sold it for much less.
I bought a sweet vintage chair, too. My living room is coming together thanks to Craigslist. It's a great way to get what you want at a portion of the price.
And it's a great way to make money off your junk. I've made well over $1000 on Craigslist in the past year. Seriously. I started by only selling the big stuff. But decided to start selling the small stuff, too. Random knickknacks that have been sitting in boxes for years. Things I think are so ugly and out dated get snatched up just hours after I post them. It adds up fast.
Craigslist is a win-win situation...the buyer gets what they're looking for at a fraction of the cost. And the seller makes money on something they would have otherwise tossed. SA-WEET!!!
I'll post pictures of my living room one of these days. We still haven't painted. But I did order a zebra print rug on Overstock.com last week and it arrived Friday morning. I'm lovin' it.