Has anyone sold anything on Craigslist? Second question is this. Does anyone else snowshoe? I just started snowshoeing today. Not enough snow where I live. I had to drive to where we camp at in the summer time to snowshoe.
Yes, I recently sold a car on CL. I learned:
1. Even in you put your phone number in the ad, somebody will send you an email.
In my case, he was working in Yellowstone Park, and didn't have readily accessible phone service.
2. Not all "Is it still for sale?" emails are scammers.
3. Not all "Can you take it to (this place) so my friend can look it over for me?" are scammers.
4. Meeting at the Credit Union to take care of the paperwork actually WORKS, even if the credit union doesn't have the lien on the vehicle!
As for snow shoes, no, never have. I could make a silly comment about making shoes out of snow, and cold feet, but I will resist the temptation.
CM1, USN (RET)
2002 Fleetwood Southwind 32V, Ford V10
Toad: 2006 Jeep Rubicon LJ
Other toad: '06 PT Cruiser, Kar Kaddy dolly
Toy: 1977 Dodge W100 CC SWB, 3/4 ton axles & springs
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We recently purchased new more efficient models so we sold our washer & dryer on Craigslist. It was a first for us to use it to sell something, but we have bought a couple of things from Craiglist. I was surprised by two things, how fast they sold and the amount of interest the ad generated. We sold them for asking price (a reasonable price doesn't typically encourage negotiation) and we explained we would only accept cash. I made sure my husband was home when the buyer came to pick them up... as a matter of fact, one of our neighbors had stopped by so there were plenty of people here. I think it was a good idea to have the goods in the garage for easy pick up and that way the buyer(s) didn't have to be inside our home. The buyer brought along a friend to help load them so that made it even easier. It was a good experience with only one would be spammer responding. I will not hesitate to list something on there again.
Oh... and no I've never even had on a snowshoe let alone two, not much need for them around here. Well ..... except maybe for that February 2011 blizzard. They might have come in handy then. LOL
Cat (Jim just reads the forum once in a while)
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We have sold most everything including a car radio, ATV tires, computer, household appliances and even a classic car, with nary a hitch. Spammers, yes, but easy to spot and ignore. Ours sales are cash only, including the 10 thousand $$ for the classic car and always a disclaimer of as is, where is, with no warranty given or implied. Most of the time we get full price, because we price it fair and below any dealer or store. We have also purchased items like new SS appliances from a builder going out of business, for about 40% of the store price, a bedroom set, living room set, dining room set, office furniture, etc. Our S&B was basically remodeled and furnished off the Boise Craigslist. Is there junk on there, yes, but an inspection of the item will tell you if it is what you want or not.
Bob & Betsy(FishNFanatic) - USN Aviation Ret'd '78 & LEO Ret'd '03 & "Oath Keeper Forever" '05 HR Endeavor 40PRQ, 400 Cummins-Pulling our '11 Silverado LT, Ex Cab 6.2L NHT 4x4, w/2010 Rzr or 09 Polaris snomobile in back. Where the wheels are stopped today
Snowshoeing can be fun. You need to learn to "shuffle" along and not try to raise the snowshoe up and down like you do a regular shoe. Raising the entire snowshoe will tire you out quickly. Different types of snow require different lengths of snowshoe for easiest results. We have three pair each. Start with a fairly long set. The real short ones you see often are OK for emergency use, but will tire you out quickly. Don't forget ski type poles. Getting up after falling with 4' long snowshoes on is not easy. Try to snowshoe on days where the temp will not get too warm. Starting out on light, fluffy snow is fun, getting back on wet, heavy snow warmed by a late winter sun is not. Good luck!