Stuff that sells best on Craigslist

Clearing out the attic or garage, and thinking about selling your unwanted items online? Here’s some advice from my experience about items that tend to sell best (i.e., quickly and easily) on Craigslist:istock_000000051668xsmall

  • Furniture
  • Sporting goods and camping gear
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Musical instruments
  • Lawn equipment
  • Pet-related items
  • Automobiles

Electronics can sell well, but it really depends on what it is. Craigslist shoppers don’t seem to be too interested in old computers, for example, but they do like record players and digital cameras.

Including a photo will vastly increase the chance that your item will sell on Craigslist.

Things that tend not to sell as well are books, toys, clothing, shoes,  music, jewelry, luggage/purses, linens, antiques, collectibles, and decorative items. Suggestions for what else to do with those? Give them away, recycle them, or sell them at a flea market or garage sale instead. Check out Crystal’s Guide to Donating and Recycling for more information about places to donate and recycle.

Thoughts on this? Other ideas? Post a comment, or write to Crystal and let her know!