Do You Use Craigslist To Make Money?

Do You Use Craigslist To Make Money?

Laure Joliet
Sep 26, 2008

When money gets tight we have a friend that's brilliant at making ends meet through craigslist. Somehow he just has a knack for selling off garage sale finds and making that extra cash needed to pay the rent. We aren't that lucky and often just end up donating what we're letting go of. But when cash is tight, do you turn to craigslist?

More often then not, we end up donating the things we've decided to let go of. Sometimes though, if it's a big piece (like the Modernica Daybed that didn't fit, dang!) then we sell it on Craigslist. It's always nice to have that little bit of extra money in our pocket but sometimes it can be a hassle dealing with flaky people or just having to hang on to stuff there's no room for until someone can come and look at it. But on the other hand we've been jealous when we've heard of people practically living off of being able to buy and sell on craigslist.

So do you keep it simple and just donate and take the write off on your taxes? Or are you able to supplement a slow month with a couple of sales on Craiglist (or Ebay)?

And if you're looking to buy or sell check out our daily Scavenger posts where we do a daily round up great finds on cragslist.

Related Reads:
D LIsted Decor, The Worst of Craigslist
Yesterday's Scavenger Post
Where to Recycle or Donate your Outbox
St Vincent De Paul Thrift Warehouse
LA Thrift and Antique Store Round Up

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