Craigslist or eBay?

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Harvey Harvey
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Craigslist or eBay?

It's time to start downsizing.  For years ceramics/pottery was my hobby and passion but it has been replaced by skiing and blogging. (Which has the advantage of taking up way less space.)

I have a lot of great/pro grade equipment that I'd like to move. Does anyone have any experience enough to give advice on which is a better way to sell things?

Craigslist or eBay?
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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I've never listed anything on eBay so I'm most likely not a good source. However I've had great luck w/ Craigslist selling 4wheelers, sleds, tractors, etc etc  --- no problems at all. In fact I'm getting ready to list my sled in the next week or 2.
Milo Maltbie Milo Maltbie
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I've used both.

Small tools, clothing, electronics sell better on EBay because you reach a larger market. Cars, furniture and apppliances sell better on Craigslist because they are hard to ship.  Otherwise, eBay is better because you never need to meet anyone, and the payments are guaranteed. You never here a horror story about getting stuck with a bad check or meeting a serial killer on eBay.  

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Harvey Harvey
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How do either or both make money? Do they get a cut of the sale?
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
Milo Maltbie Milo Maltbie
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Ebay takes a commission on the seller. I have no idea how Craigslist makes money.  They probably sell you personal information.  Probably eBay does that too.

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Seems like that may be relatively small market for stuff like that? If so you may do better on ebay even if they take a cut.

I've sold stuff on ebay and CL. When I had a couple whitewater inflatables to sell I put them on ebay knowing the local market would be terrible. I sold them for about $100 less than I purchased them for and had owned and used them for a few years - so that worked out well for me.

Know your shipping costs, even if you plan to pay for part of it yourself (to make your listing more attractive).
Harvey Harvey
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The kiln is really big and probably not shippable.  (Would get destroyed).

I really don't care that much about the money.  This stuff was expensive, it's in great shape and I can't bring myself to throw it in the dumpster.
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
MC2 5678F589 MC2 5678F589
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Might also want to think about the Facebook Marketplace. Also on Facebook, there are "garage sale" pages for your local area that might be useful.
Harvey Harvey
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Called the high school art teacher who is a friend, she recommended nextdoor.com as first choice, CL second EB third.

She told me the paperwork involved to sell it to the school or even donate it would be a nightmare.
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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Score!  Half sold, another lead for the rest.
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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