I think the problem with craigslist is that it is free. Obviously the cost on ebay is a little excessive, but the fact that it costs literally nothing to put something up on craigslist means that it attracts all the cheap bastards. It also means there is no incentive to price something accurately, since you can renew the ad an infinite number of times for no cost. The result is that people who have junk throw it up on craigslist for a ridiculous price, hoping to score, and people looking to buy on craigslist assume that everything on there is junk, and if they make any offer at all, it is based on the presumption that this thing it junk, or you are just looking to get rid of it. My personal strategy with craigslist, is that I won't make or accept any offer unless it is in person and looking at the item. If someone has taken the time and effort to come look at what I am selling, or to meet me to show me what they have for sale, then we both know that the other is serious. I also do pad my price when I list something on craigslist, because it is pretty much understood that nobody pays asking price for anything on craigslist, and if someone actually shows up and asks what my best price is, I will tell them the real price I had in my head, instead of the one listed on craigslist. To be honest though, the biggest reason I tend not to sell anything on craigslist anymore is that the last few times I have listed anything, I've gotten probably 20 or 30 texts from out of state numbers in broken english trying to scam me, and maybe if I'm lucky, one or two real people actually interested.
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