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Advice for quick or profitable craigslist sales?

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Mods, please move if this is in the wrong forum. I'm looking for some stories/advice about selling decorations/props on craigslist. Every year I sell about 5-15 items from my collection locally on craigslist in order to fund new purchases. There seems to be no real rhyme or reason, in my experience, to what people are interested in buying. I've sold crappy $1 garage sale monster hands, $5 furry spiders, and even $20 masks instantly while cooler props/masks get zero offers. I realize pricing things well is part of the issue, but I'm wondering if others have found particular types of decorations or props sell better or worse locally. Most people on craigslist are out to get a deal. And it seems that bundling items together helps. I'd like to pick out the best pieces to sell from my storage unit this year. So anyone have experiences or advice they'd like to impart?
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· Dawn of the Dead
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I get very few offers on OfferUp and when I do, it's for way less. I've stopped using them. No luck selling on Craiglist. I have the best luck with Facebook marketplace. I post to local garage sale type pages as well as the main marketplace. I had 3 lots of Halloween items for sale. People will want to come over to see ALL of it. Then ask if they can take a few items--that's frustrating but I'd rather have a sale then none at all. I got lucky when one couple came by, wanted one lot and then ended up taking all of it. If I did it again, I would post a picture of everything and have people stop by to view it all if they are interested. Price it individually and keep in your head what you would want for the whole thing in case they ask. It also helps to have batteries in anything that's animated so they can see that it works.
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