Friday, July 12, 2013

my online resale business

The very first Estate Sale I ever did was for my husband's Aunt Evelyn. We're talking many years ago. And this here old wicker laundry basket didn't sell, so I took it home. It's very large and very vintage and in very good condition. And while I could have gotten way more on eBay, I chose to post it on Craig's List and got $25.00. But here's the cool part, I sold it to the nicest gal. She had just moved here and was looking for treasures online. I was way more happy that she got it, than had I gotten more from some random bidder on eBay. That's what I love about Craig's List. I have yet to have a bad experience. In fact, every customer could easily become my new best friend. I am not even kidding.

I recently listed this Rock Tumbler for a friend and got $75.00. Again, a great experience.

And then just an hour ago I sold this king-size chenille bedspread to the nicest lady ever. Again, I could have easily doubled my money on eBay, but instead settled for $75.00 so I could meet the one who would love and cherish this gorgeous, fluffy cotton chenille bedspread. And what a dear precious lady.
And so far, I might have hugged everyone that has ever bought from me on Craig's List. ha!

I still have this cabinet/ cupboard (below) listed on Craig's List for $25.00. I bought it many years ago at the JC Penney Outlet Store here in Tempe, with plans to paint or stain. But I never did. But let me tell you, I have gotten years of use, functioning in more ways than you could imagine ~ telephone stand, storing phonebooks, electronic games, greeting cards and stationery, a message center and much, much more.
Let me know if you want to come check it out!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is very cool Linda!
You have some neat stuff you have sold there.
Craig's list is a great tool.
We sold a car on there and I found our living room sofa on there as well.
Hugs friend,

Anonymous said...

Seriously, if you have another white bedspread, I think I have to buy it! Am finally getting a guest room, because we had some kids fly the coop, and am doing gray/white. :)

Is fun to have a place to use some of my galvanized pieces.

Emilia Loza said...

“..every customer could easily become my new best friend.” - This is so great to hear, Linda! It's easy to tell that you are having fun selling wonderful stuffs online, and meeting nice people along the way. Well, great relationship with your customers will come when they are happy with the products you sell, and the way you treat them as customers. By the way, are you somehow thinking of making it big in online business? I can see potential in you.
Emilia @ Cincy Marketing

Fredric Schwartz said...

It's great to hear that you are faring well in your business venture online, Linda! What's great about establishing a name and reputation online is that virtual “word of mouth” is easier to spread, so cementing a good relationship with your customers will truly pay off in the long run. Best of luck!
Fredric @ Local Marketing Guru

Clint Shaff said...

Making friends with your clients is a good thing for your business. It means that you’re doing well with it. In fact, having a good relationship with your clients can bring success to your business.

Clint @Franchise Match

Jake said...

I just bought a Pyrex double boiler, sans lid :(. I was hoping to find a Revere Ware copper clad, but had to settle for a glass one. The wires are hard to find tho, I'll have to buy one online I guess. I see you use yours for cooking, I was kinda afraid to use this one because of the comments I have read about them exploding, but I will give this one a spin since I've seen your pix. Mine is just like yours!