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After years of living in the same house, it is easy to let things accumulate. Especially things that are sidelined by newer replacements so they are not used anymore, but aren’t broken so they aren’t thrown out either.
This is where Craigslist come in. I don’t know why it took me so long to become acquainted with this one-of-the-most-used site. It’s so much easier to post little things on Craigslist than on eBay, and so much more fitting for my purposes (an Internet garage sale). It only makes sense to sell my things locally; a buyer from the east coast of USA asked me about a $150 stereoset I put on Craigslist, so I looked up the shipping cost and outright told him to give up… it would cost $450 to ship a $150 item!
Anyway, I have had mixed success with my Craigslist ads. I managed to sell a few things, but the time and energy spent to make these dingy dollars are not worth it mathematically. I still do it though, partly because I would hate to throw out perfectly fine items when there are people who could potentially make use of them.
Anyway, tonight I went on facebook and a friend started chatting. I talked about selling stuff on Craigslist, and he got really interested. I think he might just be bored and was curious what my closet held, but that got me thinking: what if more of my friends are like him? What if my friends who aren’t actively looking to buy an iPod touch saw my iPod touch for sale, and thought maybe they could use it?
By selling on Craigslist, I am reaching a wider audience who is looking for the stuff I am selling. But by selling to my friends, I am tapping into the social networking potential. My things aren’t just things to my friends; they are “things that my friends used to treasure”. I bought a set of bicycle pedals off a friend just like that.
Instead of posting dozens of items on my wall individually and risk losing my friends’ respect, though, I will just create a list here.
As a special perk, if you bought anything off the list here, I will give you a surprise gift — a token of thanks for proving that my social networking isn’t all just a big waste of time.
- 32Gb iPod touch 3rd gen – $175
- Philips SBC HN050 – noise reduction headphones – $30
- Kodak EasyShare cx4300 camera – $20
- Nikon MH 52 battery charger – $20
- JVC mx gt 700 home stereo set – $150
- JVC home stereo set – $120
- Fido Motorola razr v3 w/ charger, USB cable, and Motorola Phone Tools – $40
- Motorola Travel Charger DCH4-050MV-0301 – $15
- MOTOROLA SPN5185 mini usb charger – $10
- Bell CDMA cell phone – samsung m230 – $40
- Logitech Wireless keyboard and mouse with mini receiver – $30
- TI-83 plus silver edition with USB connectivity kit, batteries, guide – $80
- WebCam D-Link DSB C310 – $20
- Scythe “KATANA 2” 3Heat Pipes CPU Cooler – $15
- Travel photo harddrive – $20
- Epson Artisan 50 printer PARTS – $10
- 1Gb laptop RAM – $10
- VGA ribbon cables – $8
- ASUS wireless router (WL 330 access point) – $30
- Laptop DDR2 RAM 2GB – $20
- Kingston microSD 1gb with adapter – $10
- Molecular Model Set for Organic Chemistry – $30
- Canadian Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Cardiovascular Dise – $55
- MCAT Kaplan and Barron’s prep CDs – $20
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