Black Caviar Flap on Craigslist???

rosehair

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I'm thinking of selling my jumbo flap on Craigslist instead of ebay. Anyone else try that? I feel like ebay has so many fakes plus I can sell on the New York list and not have to ship my bag out of state. Curious what u all think. thanks.
 

missisa07

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I've sold stuff on Craigslist before with no problems.

Here are some tips:
- make sure that you and your buyer are FIRM on agreement with the price. Nothing's worse than driving out and meeting someone, only to have them lowball you with a cheaper offer than what you originally agreed upon.
- Do not accept money orders, Western Union transactions, bank transfers, or even checks. I personally have a strict cash only policy. I've heard of way too many people getting scammed.
- Always meet up in a safe place with many people, like Starbucks or a mall food court. If a person refuses to meet somewhere public like that, it's already a huge warning sign.
- If you say you're going to sell something to someone, sell it to that person. Don't agree to sell it to person A and then sell it to person B because they offered more. It's pretty rude.

Hope that helps!
 

rosehair

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I've sold stuff on Craigslist before with no problems.

Here are some tips:
I personally have a strict cash only policy. I've heard of way too many people getting scammed.

Hope that helps!
I was thinking along the same lines except I was going to accept cash or bank cashier's check. U think a bank check can be faked, I'm assuming, which is why u don't accept. Maybe I'll do just cash then. Thanks. See what happens. If it doesn't sell, then I'll do ebay.
 

ronsdiva

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Yes money orders and bank checks can be faked. I would also suggest you check w a bank re: how you can verify money is not counterfeit. I know I have seen businesses make a mark on money with a special pen. Your bank should be able to let you know how to get the pen and what to look for. I remember hearing that 20's are often counterfeited as well as larger bills.
 

rosehair

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Isn't it sad that I want to sell a legitimate bag and I have to worry about someone scamming me.... not the other way around. I may not sell it. It's not that I don't like it. I just like my cambon bowler better. It's smaller and lighter to carry than the jumbo flap. We'll see.
 

sabbynyc

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you can always have them send money through paypal. you don't have to be on ebay to use paypals services. I've sold concert e-tickets on craigslist and had people send the money to my account that way.
 

rosehair

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Now that's interesting. I've an account with Paypal. Wouldn't have thought of that. But so far I've already gotten a few calls. Someone asked if they paid in cash would I accept $100 less. Another guy (yep, not female) called and asked me if I'd lower price and I said jumbo flaps go for more on ebay so he may call back once he checks that out. I have a feeling I'll get cash which is great. I'll buy a different bag with it! Now that I've been on purseblog for awhile and visited the Chanel boutique enough, I think I'll make a better choice for the long term.
:yahoo::yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:
 

sabbynyc

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Now that's interesting. I've an account with Paypal. Wouldn't have thought of that. But so far I've already gotten a few calls. Someone asked if they paid in cash would I accept $100 less. Another guy (yep, not female) called and asked me if I'd lower price and I said jumbo flaps go for more on ebay so he may call back once he checks that out. I have a feeling I'll get cash which is great. I'll buy a different bag with it! Now that I've been on purseblog for awhile and visited the Chanel boutique enough, I think I'll make a better choice for the long term.
:yahoo::yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:
congrats! cash is much better than dealing with paypal! :smile:
 

rosehair

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Oh brother. One of the gals from purseblog phoned me about the bag and told me it now sells for $2600. So I called my sales associate from the Boutique where I bought it and she confirmed that my bag has gone up that much. Now I don't want to sell it. I can't believe I bought it for $1850 in April this year and it's gone up that much. That's a good investment and it is a pretty bag. I'm in shock.
 

rosehair

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I am keeping it for now. Mostly because it's gone up so much in price that it's become a good investment besides being pretty to look at. I will say this about craigslist though. In the week the ad ran in NYC I got a dozen phone calls, some outside NY, and at least half of them were serious buyers. So that was great to learn since I wouldn't want to sell on ebay. craigslist ROCKS!