Anyway, so after I tell people about my wonderful experiences with it, they seem to loosen up and decide they will check it out. I have a few rules I follow to help those of you out there who have yet to find your treasures through the wonders of the Internet.
#1~ When answering an ad, be polite and specific. You are more likely to get a quick response and potentially get the piece. When I get a rude response from some one, or they are very wishy washy I just delete their email.
You want to do business with someone who seems reliable and polite.
#2~ Go with your gut instinct. I can't stress this enough. If something doesn't feel quite right to you, listen to your feelings and move on.
#3~ When going to a house to pick up a piece, always bring someone with you. Whether it be your friend, husband, older child or your sweet old grandma, bring a buddy.
#4~When picking up a piece, never go into the house to get your items. If at all possible, request they have the items outside for you to look at. If they can't meet that request, move on. Also if you are selling something from your own house, have the items out side for them to look at.
#5~ If something you want seems to be priced too high, don't be afraid to negotiate. Many people are desperate to make a sale, and will go down on their price if you are willing to buy quickly.
These are my top five rules I follow, I feel they have worked very well for me. I have been using Craigslist for several years now. Bought many pieces of furniture and got several nanny jobs. I know there are people who have bad experiences, but if you follow these helpful tips and a few of your own, you will be fine. If you use Craigslist, or any other types of Internet classifieds, tell me your tips!
Here's my latest acquisition from good ole' Craig
I don't think I can bring myself to paint this baby. I'm in the process of sanding it down right now.
Reveal coming next week!