Good friend in the UK was browsing a local boot sale forum on FB and found this. She sent it my way 'cause my dad asked me to help him sell off his equipment and I haven’t had much luck. I’m thinking about switching my marketing strategy…
I once sold a car as "Hemorrhages brake fluid from rear brakes, rear passenger side cargo window smashed by thief (currently covered with tape), very high mileage, but it goes (if you keep the rear brakes sealed off it stops too!). Yours for $500!
@ruouttaurmind probably besides the point but how does ‘local boot sale forum’ translate into United States speak? It’s literal translation would be a forum for boots sold locally but that seems ludicrous to me so I am assuming ‘local boot sale forum’ is one of those delightful English euphemisms like fish and chips or flat.
@elimanningface Literally, a boot sale is when you pack the boot (trunk) of your car with goods, then go to a car park (parking lot) where others have gathered, then peddle your wares.
Though, in the UK, like in the states, the practise has migrated to a virtual space like Craig’s List, Backpage, FB, etc. CL and Backpage haven’t really blossomed in the UK. For example, there are only 66 autos listed on CL in the greater London area. It’s more common to find localised cottage versions of these, but Face Book’s sales forums seem popular among my mates and family. So, boot sale forums!
@elimanningface Around here on Facebook they are yard (or garage) sale groups. At least they were a couple of years ago. There were probably a dozen of them for different neighborhoods or areas of my town or for various interests (one of them that had good stuff was “Man Cave Yard Sale”).
Just drag the stuff to Play it Again Sports. They buy outright stuff like this (provided it works). They also will (at least the local one will) sell stuff on commission. Gets it out of your house, you get money in return, don’t need to waste time on craiglist with people never showing up…
One of the more common things for sale that rarely sells is exercise equipment as supply exceeds demand. Resale value is usually lower than what people hope for.