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My project that I teased you with yesterday……..
It is still not ready.
I know….I’m a loser!
I’m going out of town so I can’t finish it…….
I’m a dork!
I AM SO CLOSE, IT IS KILLING ME!!!!!
I’m a sad, dorky, loser……
Have pity on me people.
Here is another little teaser….
Think you know what it is?
I guess you will have to wait until this weekend to find out ….
It is turning out so pretty that I don’t want you to see it until it is totally done.
Someone even came over last night and offered to buy it….
I’m not selling it.
But it made me feel good.
What if you hate it?
I hope you don’t.
But anyways……I’m going somewhere with this post, promise.
This project originated from another awesome deal on Craigslist.
The other day Celia commented this on my “Rug Love” Post……
I LOVE the rug!!
Is there a secret to finding things on Craigslist? I haven’t had much luck the couple of times I tried it…maybe you could show us the way????
She hugged me= She loves me! BFFS!
But she is not the only one asking me.
Even here on the home front….family and friends call and ask me to help them find a deal.
So I am selling “How to shop on Craigslist “, E-Books for $9.95 to the first 1000 buyers!
Can you imagine?
For the next couple of days….along with my normal run of the mouth stuff…..I’m going to throw in some Craigslist tips.
Aren’t you so excited!
Don’t be scared….I will throw in normal stuff as well if you are already a Craigslist expert.
ButÂ there must be a few basic things that most people…..who aren’t in the habit of looking for a good deal……need to know.
So here goes Craigslist 101 part 1.
I’m not anything special people.
These deals are out there for every one of you.
I bet…..if you gave me your location and what you are “looking” for…..I would find it….and at a deal.
Maybe not immediately but I would find it.
There are reasons that I can find stuff but this is the most important thing to know…….
YOU HAVE TO BE PERSISTENT AT YOUR SEARCH.
YOU HAVE TO BE CONTENT AT WAITING FOR THE RIGHT DEAL.
I have been looking for a rug for a couple of months….IT DIDN’T HAPPEN IMMEDIATELY WHEN I THOUGHT I WANTED IT……I was content waiting for the right deal.
I have friends that would not want to have “naked” windows…..or a snag in their carpet while they wait and that is fine if that is what they are comfortable with.
I don’t mind waiting for the “right” item at the budget I need.
If this is not your thing…….then Craigslist really may not work for you.
If you don’t mind waiting……I promise…..IT PAYS OFF!
I end up getting items that I never would have been able to normally afford at steals of deals……
So I am going to giveÂ few shortcuts in the next few days on how to quickly scan CL for some deals and steal….
If you are a local……DO NOT READ THIS POST.
You will take my deals!
I’m just teasing…..
This little section on Craigslist is what is on the top left of the page when you pull up your area.
It has a box surrounding it………..
I used to skip this part and move directly to the furniture tabs etc. but I found this little box became very valuable.
Alot of people list under different sections…..for instance a rug could be under household, furniture or general and sometimes even antiques.
So let’s use a rug for an example……
So……..in that search box…..type rug.
Anywhere it is posted, in any category…..it will come up.
~Crowd Roars With Applause~
Ok…….ya’ll knew that one didn’t you?
Alright……let’s keep sticking with a “rug”……..
Some people may call it a carpet?
What if it is an outdoor rug? Some people would call that an outdoor carpet…..
So think about variations of what you are searching for.
Tip Number Two:
Say you click on the furniture tab…..
Go ahead…..open another window on your computer and do it…….
Did you know that along the top of Craigslist is this “toolbar” or image on the right corner?
That hide images button is important…….mine says “hide” because that is the option that was available because I don’t search Craigslist in that mode.
It originally showed this
I click on show images….and next to every Craigslist ad that submitted with photos will be a small picture……..
Just helps me scan a little quicker.
BUGLY shows up and you know it isn’t for you.
So……..that is it for today. I don’t want your eyes to roll back in your head.
And as for my project…… I have one more hint.
You’ve figured it out, haven’t you?
Maybe I’m throwing you off ; )
Maybe I’m not…….
Well, let me know what you think about our first “simple” start to Craigslist.
Are you a Craigslist confuscious?
Does this bore you?
Let me know what you think.
Guess away on my project…..my next one………EWWWW WEEEEE…..it is really gonna’ be neat too!