Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Craigslist Dealer

Have you ever sold anything on Craigslist before? I have to tell you that it's an experience in itself.

For those who might have a late start on the online world, and whom might be clueless to what is all about. Let me break it down to you in four words. Ebay sucks! Use

Wiki describes Craigslist as "a central network of online communities, featuring free classified advertisements (with jobs, internships, housing, personals, erotic services, for sale/barter/wanted, services, community, gigs, resume, and pets categories) and forums on various topics."

Urban Geek describes Craigslist as the best MotherF@$ken way to sale your shyt (in less than 2 hours), find a date for the night (possibly get laid), find a good gig to pay for rent (erotic services), as well as find a good 420 roommate.

Craig Alexander Newmark: founder of the San Francisco-based website

I have sold plenty of things on Craigslist and I always get immediate responses, so many in fact that sometimes I even repost the item, raise the price, and still receive a lot of responses. But there are ten craigslist commandments you must obey:

  1. Do not post your phone number, your home address, or personal email address on your posting. Unless you are a business promoting your shop then it is okay to do so.
  2. Photo of the product you are selling is highly recommended. It is always nice to let your buyers see what they are actually buying.
  3. Do not except credit as a form of payment
  4. Do not except checks as a form of payment
  5. Once you have confirmed with the person who will purchase your product, please make sure you select a meeting area in a neutral (safe) populated area like a mall, restaurant, etc. Never bring them to your house / home
  6. Count the money always, check for counterfeit bills
  7. Keep transactions short and sweet (unless the person is pretty hot)
  8. Never sale anyone else things unless previously agreed (could cause serious beef)
  9. Post your item on craigslist in the AM hours to make sure maximum view
  10. If recently divorced, why not get rid of their shyt as quickly as possible and make a buck from it

"Follow these rules you'll have mad bread to break up
If not, twenty-four years, on the wake up
Slug hit your temple, watch your frame shake up
Caretaker did your makeup, when you pass
Your girl fluked my man Jake up, heard in three weeks
she sniffed a whole half of cake up
Heard she suck a good brain, and can hook a steak up
Gotta go gotta go, more pasta bake up, word up, uhh " - By Notorious B.I.G.


Amburlee said...

craigslist is the shizznit!!! I'm on there right now! Its my best hussle yet! I've gained so many new hair clients from it. Thanks Craig!

HipHopLoRs said...

Uhhh!!!!.... this is one of my Ring tones!! along with Nas' One Mic!