Back in April, I saw this cherry buffet advertised on Craigslist for $300.00. I really liked it but didn’t want to spend $300 for it so I just bookmarked the ad and kept checking on it periodically.
Every 2 or 3 weeks, the seller would renew the ad. After several weeks she lowered the price to $275.00. A couple more weeks passed and she dropped the price to $250. When she reduced the price to $225 two weeks ago, that was more in the ballpark of what I was willing to pay so I told my hubby we needed to make arrangements to go see it.
Since the buffet had been listed for so long, I had a feeling the seller might be tired of messing with it so I thought I’d take a chance and see if she would take $160 for it.
She countered with $200.
I came back with an offer of $180.
She agreed to the $180 commenting, “Yeah, I’m just ready for it to be gone!”
The moral of the story… never be afraid to (politely) haggle a little over the price of a Craigslist item, especially if you know it has been for sale for a while!
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 43 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 33.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.