Idiots Guide to Posting an Ad on Craigslist
Posted by TJ on Friday November 7, 2008 @ 02:02 PM
[Tags: guide, internet, craigslist]

Okay lets say you want to sell something on Craigslist. How about we say it's refrigerator.

A good description to sell this is not:

"White refrigerator for sale"

This is missing a lot of information and you are not going to get a lot of serious replies. You may also miss serious takers because they are not willing to email every ad asking for more details.

Here is some important information that should be included in every ad:
  • Brand
  • Model #/Part #
  • Photo ... if you do not have a digital camera find a stock picture of item off the internet... do a Google image search.
  • Color
  • Size
  • Price
  • Condition (good/decent/bad/like new)
  • What is included? (list all separate items included/power cord/ice tray/)

If you do not want to list all this information and the item is still for sale find the item on Amazon.com or other retailer and link to it.

If applicable:
  • List if the product Manual is included. If you don't have manual you can usually find the manual on manufacturers website. Find the manual and include link to it in your ad.

Spend a little time on your advertisement and you will be surprised at the responses you receive.

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