Sunday, July 10, 2011
Since BF is moving in this week, I went ahead and got rid of my ancient TV, my DVD player, and my large TV hutch. He has a much better TV than I do and a Play Station that can play DVDs. My TV hutch wouldn't fit his TV, so I went ahead and got rid of it.
I listed it on Craigslist early last week with very little luck. I asked for $120 for all three, without listing a separate price for each. My ad had a picture and information about the items. No dice.
Then, inspired by my BFs ad for his dining room table, I attempted to be funny in my ad. I joked about how my TV was huge, but not the screen-it was a giant, heavy TV. I also mentioned the DVD player could hold two discs, so if you're lazy you don't have to get off the couch for hours at a time. I gave a separate price for each item and offered all three for $100 (a $20 discount). I made a few other jokes and posted it.
I got three responses in 24 hours. I think the humor made the ad stand out among a million others for similar items. I replied to all three, but only one answered my call/responded. Luckily, he came and bought all three the following morning. :)
So, I added $100 to my extra funds sidebar, which was a huge boost! I've also been selling DVDs and more books on Amazon in the last few weeks, so I'm now really close to my $500 goal!