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EBAY or Craigslist?

Which in your opinion and personal experience, has more success in selling your stuff? P.S. I don't have" junk"to sell like a four leaf clover that looks like Elvis or a Barbie doll that's missing her clothes lol. I have real items that haven't even been used that are quite nice. Furniture that is in tip-top unused condition and things like that.

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SweetLoveofMine

Asked by SweetLoveofMine at 3:13 AM on Nov. 6, 2010 in

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  • I do eBay. Let me say, it is a pain. It is extremely difficult with large items. And if you go through paypal (which ebay also owns) you get screwed :( Ebay takes a listing fee, final value fee cut, and paypal takes a 'money transfer' cut. Over all ends up being around 10% or more. Example, I sold a video game for my cousin. It sold for $95 dollars. After ebay and paypal fees he ended up with $79.00.
    But:
    Ebay allows auctions, craigslist sells for a flat fee or best offer. Craigslist allows people to pick up the item (eliminating any shipping fees). They also can tell if they want the item right then or not, also eliminating the need to return the item.

    In all, if its big furnature I would vote craigslist. But I wouldnt give them your phone number or have them meet you at your home (craigslist killer) . My brother listed his truck two weeks ago and had people calling him 2 -6 am just pranking him.
    stenhouse_baby

    Answer by stenhouse_baby at 3:19 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • I vote Craigslist. It's free to post, and it's easy to use! If you don't know the ebay site, it can be pretty confusing. As I also agree, don't post your phone number, or have them meet you at your house. Meet in a public place, in the day. There are too many crazy tthings happening now these days.

    Goodluck (:
    knicole0708

    Answer by knicole0708 at 4:29 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Ebay is more reputable... however, Craislist is far quicker and usually cheaper :oP
    prinzesstephi

    Answer by prinzesstephi at 6:48 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • For big items I would sell on Craigslist, but I would probably go with Ebay for the little items that are easy to ship.
    shanlaree

    Answer by shanlaree at 8:08 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • EBAY!!!
    newmom28

    Answer by newmom28 at 10:04 AM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Craigslist can go local no shipping just pay and pick up
    raisingmen

    Answer by raisingmen at 4:08 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • craigslist
    mandynjohnsmom

    Answer by mandynjohnsmom at 5:12 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • craigslist
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 8:23 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Craigslist. I just gave three guinea pigs a home via craigslist.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 9:48 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • craigslist
    buzymamaof3

    Answer by buzymamaof3 at 10:09 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

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