Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Selling The Drama


Craigslist.org is a very interesting place. I like to think of it as 'local eBay without paying fees and the ability to see the product before paying.' I've picked up a lot of different things there and sold several. Heck, I got rid of all my sod after converting the lawn with a post minutes after the work was done. Anyhow, I'll be using it for something new this week... a garage sale.

I've never been big on placing ads in the newspaper. I think it comes down to paying someone to list something that may or may not be seen by anyone that day. This will be my first garage sale and of course I'll be placing signs from the major streets heading to my house (don't need too many thankfully) as well as a notice on Craigslist. Nice to be able to put photos up there so someone can see if it is worthwhile to even drive by. Should be holding it on Saturday morning until I start the podcast. If I have a lot left over, Sunday also. This is going to help thin out things here at the house for my next major project which I'll bring up when things fall into place. I took Friday off to go through the house looking for useless stuff to get rid of (including: dining room table, entertainment center, Marantz stereo equipment, bunk bed, computer parts/software and many other things that I haven't even considered yet.)

Anyhow, this should explain a bit of the rushed feeling that I've been experiencing lately. The move to the new computer has gone great. That has been a chore (it took 8 dual layer DVDs to back up my iTunes files and move them to the new computer) and most of it is set up the way that I want to. Small problem with copying photo files from one window to the other but it could be a corrupt file or something. Skype worked well although there was some static at first but that could be because (although they work) there aren't any drivers for my headset (or printer) as of yet. Now I just need to pare down my iTunes tracks so I can update the iPod.

3 comments:

LoraLoo said...

I've never used Craigslist but I do see the beauty of it. You are much more ambitious than I, you know my need to donate anything and everything. I just donate and write it off at tax time. I would probably get more benefit from a garage sale, I'm just lazy that way...okay, and I have that need to get it out of my sight asap. I'm sure there's a diagnosis for that, LOL.

BeckEye said...

I've only used craigslist for apartment or job hunting.

I occasionally get a kick out of reading the "missed connections." Those are hilarious.

An80sNut said...

Cross your fingers... yard sale just started. My house looks better already.