PinchingPennies

Saving money to pay off student loans and consumer debt

The New Selling Used Crap Economy

It sucks.

We are trying to get rid of 75% of our stuff before we flee to Europe and selling on Craigslist is slow and infuriating. I had someone offer $50 for my $300 jogging stroller because the brake (a bike-type brake) needed to be adjusted. People hem and haw about a $5 purchase. It is flat out not worth it.

Taking books to the big used bookstore near me is almost as bad. On my last trip, I took 2 big boxes of books and had over an hour wait for an offer. There were seriously more sellers than buyers. I asked the guy that helped me about the wait time and he said it has been really busy all summer. Cleaning and decluttering, I guessed? No, the economy. People are broke.

A recession is the wrong time to sell all of your stuff. Dave Ramsey might want to update his advice for this new, sucky economy.

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August 16, 2009 - Posted by | Earn Money | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. It depends on how good your jogging stroller recently. If it is no longer good enough, people perhaps bid the lower price than you bought in the past.

    Comment by Finance Information | September 22, 2009 | Reply


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