And, I'll leave you with something a little random but really funny. Talk about being noncommittal...I posted my chandelier on Craigslist then withdrew the post within 8 hours. Who does that?
Here's the story. I rashly decided that I needed to purge everything that was "getting in the way." Too much clutter and I'd love to build a little stash to buy the "new to me things" that we need, aka want. So, I snap a few shots of the chandelier that was left behind by the previous owners and without any research, decide $200 is a fair price.
Let's take a look...
Well, let me tell ya, I have never had quite the response from any other CL listing. Immediately, people were contacting me. Red flag, red flag! Darn...there must be something about this chandy that I don't realize. Guess I should see what similar chandeliers are listed for...do you realize I'm doing this backwards? Genius, I know!
Uh oh, looks like I've underpriced this piece by at LEAST $145 according to craigslist standards, not to mention, if it's actually a vintage piece, we're potentially talking a lot more than that! While I was out shopping yesterday I took note of other chandeliers that were selling in the $800- $900 range. No wonder people were practically racing to my house. Good thing I didn't list my address...whew!
So, how did I handle this awkward Craigslist moment, you ask? I admitted my stupidity to each interested party and gracefully explained I'd be re-listing this piece after having it appraised. Moral of this story? You can buy a lot more dining room chairs if you're smart enough to do a little research before making your next Craigslist post.