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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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Only experience is as a buyer.
I want to see pictures. I want to see prices.
Without those, I'm not stopping by for too much to list sales. Or make an offer. I don't mind a price with "or BO" or list Firm IF YOU MEAN it
I don't want to read, rants about Craig's list, "don't call unless serious, etc...." that's your problem with dealing with Craig list buyers.
Get back to me quickly, with options to meet. I would include, "ask if looking for something special".
I don't like a lot of individually listings, show me all 4-5 units or bundles in one listing
I search for "Halloween" not props, not animatronics, not costumes, not decorations,, not Gemmy, but that's me.
Tell me how you "prefer" contact", but give ME the options to text, e-mail or call.

My observation is, post to more then one location, here in jersey, we have the state in 4 listings, + NYC and Philly, so item maybe listed in North, Central and South Jersey, etc...
If your pricing is really good, educate the buyer, "Bought New last year for $100, 1st $45 cash takes it".

I hope that helps
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