- Always include a photo. When looking to buy on Craig's List, I won't even click on the item unless there is a photo.
- Set up your photos on a clean uncluttered surface (see photo at right). If the background looks cluttered or dirty, I won't consider an item.
- Arrange to meet the buyer in a public place. Let's face it, there are weirdos out there and this goes for buyers and sellers.
- Ask for cash and list at a reasonable price (similar to a garage sale). Expect buyers to want to negotiate. I think of Craig's List as an easy way to get rid of stuff that has some value, but if I have something really valuable or collectible, I will turn to eBay.