Making A List And Checking It Twice....People tell me Craigslist is the WAY to go to advertise. In addition to being free, you can run photos with your listing.
I like the idea of showing a clear picture of what is for sale.
Looking over Craigslist, I see that many, many people have some really ugly pieces of furniture they're trying to get rid of.
Maybe it's like babies...YOURS looks better than anyone else's.
I thought I would go with a President Jackson approach: you bring me a crisp $20 bill and then you take your pick.
Well, $20 on selected items.
The bicycle would be $75-$100 (the tires ARE holding air and look good).
The 42" butcher-block dinette with 4 chrome chairs would be 4 Jacksons ($80) and it comes with an 18" leaf.
I have mixed feelings here. The paper background in my "studio" is the end of a roll of newsprint I got when I worked at The Post and Courier.
And using Craigslist means NOT using traditional print classified ads. But it would cost an arm and a leg to include a photo in a print listing. Hmmm.*
I would welcome ANY suggestions to make this alternative advertising work for me ... and avoid pitfalls. Anyone??
* An update: A buddy suggested I create a page with additional copy and photos to make newspaper ads work better, so I did and will include the link in those bare-boned ads. http://classifiedsale.blogspot.com
(As usual, click on the photo to enlarge for details.)