Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Craig's List

Do you see these chairs?

 These two are part of a set of 6 that  I've had them over 20 years.  They are in very good condition except for the upholstery seats which are faded and stained.  A couple of years ago I decided I would just reupholster them.  But it was around that time that I bought a new dining room table from Pottery Barn.  Oh yes, fancy!  After that, these old fashioned chairs just didn't "go".  Still we hung on to them because we had to have somewhere to sit!

Finally today was the day.  I talked to Ironman Sunday afternoon and together we I decided to list them on Craig's List.  I've never done that before.  I've browsed Craig's List.  I have friends who have bought and sold on Craig's List.  But this would be my first venture.

It was easy peasy.  I don't know what I was expecting.  

Within 20 minutes I had an interested buyer.  We emailed back and forth.  I sent her some more photos so she could be sure she was interested.  And then it was a done deal.  I sold the chairs.

I feel good about it.  I know it was a spectacular deal for someone who loved the chairs.

I already know what I want to get to replace them.

In other news, I sorted, purged and organized The Engineer's closet.  Most of his clothes are with him on campus, but there are some boxes, etc. that belong to him.  I cleared out half the closet for The Dancer Girl to store her jackets, coats and dresses for the summer.

My name is Patti and I'm an organizing addict.

Craig's List was so easy it left me wondering what else I have here in this house that I could sell.  Hmmmm I'll have to think about that.

Have you ever sold anything online?


  1. I love Craigslist! I've sold on it, given stuff away on it, and found the perfect couch and shelves on it....Not to mention it's where I look first to find garage sales in the area!

  2. After selling the chairs so quickly, I decided to sell my treadmill. I haven't used it since we moved almost 2 years ago and Ironman says he's ready for it to go. I put it on Craigslist yesterday for only $50. I have gotten zero bites.

    Nevertheless, I'm hooked on Craig!