Price it right and it will sell

United States
March 13, 2016 12:22pm CST
You've heard, 'Build it and they will come."....well, when you are selling something, price it right and it will sell. That pertains to a home, a purse or a refrigerator! I listed our old (less than 5 years old) Kitchen Aid Fridge in 8 Facebook Yard Sale Groups. That was about 10:00 am this morning and by 10:03 I had three responses. By 11:15 I had at least 30-35 responses. I knew it would get a lot of interest, but it was overwhelming. I kept up with responding to everyone and by 12:15 the very first man who responded wanted to know how much deposit I wanted. He took a few hours to think about it, which is a good thing to do. Now I have his deposit and he will be here Tuesday to pick it up. I did have one response from a man who works for Kitchen Aid and he said my $500 asking price was very reasonable. I knew it was a good price and I thought it would sell fast. Ha, and one lady offered me $350.....I told her 'no thanks'.... My husband will be happy to have it gone from the garage and I'll be happy to use that money toward our mini-vacation in May. That made my day! Photo is mine.
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25 responses
• United States
13 Mar 16
I love the Facebook sale sites. I have sold quite a bit of stuff and also made some great purchases. One of my friends buys items in bulk that are marked down, discontinued or, past their expiration date. She sells them like an online store. She once owned a discount store so she has the connections still and really does quite well with her little business.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill people know when the find a great bargain and just hope that the person who bought it decided at the last minute to not get it.
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@JudyEv (129898)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Mar 16
If you knew a bit about what you were doing, they would be a great idea.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
@ElusiveButterfly I have his $100 deposit, so he will either buy it or I keep that money.
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@Shiva49 (13743)
• Singapore
13 Mar 16
A good deal is one where the buyer and seller gain, happy for you - siva
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• United States
13 Mar 16
You're right and we both did gain, or will once he picks it up!
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
13 Mar 16
I hope you are going somewhere nice for your mini vacation. Aren't you always on vacation?
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• United States
13 Mar 16
Being retired doesn't mean I'm on perpetual vacation but it means I do what I want or don't want to when I do or don't want..LOL! We're going to Pigeon Forge, we try to go once/year, last year we went twice. We visit old friends, and eat at good restaurants
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@paigea (22454)
• Canada
13 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill It sounds lovely.
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• United States
13 Mar 16
@paigea Since we lived close to their its fun going back with all the traffic and noise and the coming home to the country.
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@amnabas (10310)
• Karachi, Pakistan
13 Mar 16
Wow that's too lucky of you.
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• United States
13 Mar 16
It worked out good for both of us.
@paigea (22454)
• Canada
13 Mar 16
I wish my husband would get our old truck sold before it sits in the yard for months!
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• United States
13 Mar 16
It's not easy getting men to sell their stuff!
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@dianadee (1726)
• South Africa
14 Mar 16
That is so true..if the price is too high, people shrug off the item or property..
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• United States
14 Mar 16
Yes, that's very true and anyone selling things need to pay attention to their prices.
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@dianadee (1726)
• South Africa
14 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill If your property price is way too high you will wait years to sell it!
• United States
14 Mar 16
@dianadee Well, sometimes there are other variables that cause non-sales. Our last home was over two years on the market, not because of the price, but because of location, size of the property and other things. Some said it was too big, others said too small (it was 3,000 sq. ft). It was in the country, some said not country enough, others said too far out. It was a Cape Cod style, which normally have smaller living rooms. However, we had a 450 sq. foot bonus room that surely made up for a living room that was smaller (it was my no means small). The pool - some loved it others said they would fill it in.
@JudyEv (129898)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Mar 16
It's always nice to get rid of something fast. Have you earmarked the money for something?
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• United States
14 Mar 16
I spent it already - on a mini-vacation in a few months.
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@JudyEv (129898)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill Gosh, you don't waste time do you?
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• United States
14 Mar 16
@JudyEv I made the reservations yesterday evening! We were going anyway!
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
13 Mar 16
glad you got some pocket money!
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• United States
13 Mar 16
It's paying for our mini-vacation...don't have to take money out of the bank!
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• Centralia, Missouri
13 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill I have a few things I need to try and sell, but I doubt we get that much! lol
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• United States
13 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt Any sale is a good sale right.
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• Eugene, Oregon
13 Mar 16
You did price it just right apparently! Good job.
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• United States
13 Mar 16
Thanks, now they are all saying I asked too little for it.
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• Eugene, Oregon
13 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill That is always a gamble, isn't it.
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• United States
13 Mar 16
@JamesHxstatic I am happy with the price we got. I have no regrets
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar 16
Realistic pricing can be more difficult than many people realise. It is not only necessary to avoid over pricing an item but also worth avoiding under pricing, which may make the quality of the item suspicious.
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• United States
13 Mar 16
Since the model is discontinued, I could not even find out what the fridge originally cost. I did find a comparable one so I based it on 1/4 of that price. Most of the people who 'wanted' this one were willing to pay the $500, which proves it is a good price.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill Obviously it was a good price since the response was so good, but what I am suggesting is that if you had priced it at $75 it would have seemed very suspect and may have deterred many potential buyers.
@Marcyaz (35625)
• United States
13 Mar 16
That's very nice looking and something that reasonable will be sold fast. Wish I had known about this sooner as my son will be needing a refrigerator and could have driven there for it , oh well he will find something. PM me if your deal falls through.
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• United States
13 Mar 16
OK, I will do that. I hope he lives nearby?
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@Marcyaz (35625)
• United States
13 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill I showed my son the picture and he said he would buy it right now. lol lol and he would go to Wisconsin isn't it to pick it up.
@miniam (9235)
• Bern, Switzerland
13 Mar 16
That`s brilliant congratulations, i have never sold anything online,just do buy things i need from time to time.
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• United States
13 Mar 16
Thanks, I've done very well selling online through Facebook.
@marlina (76576)
• Canada
13 Mar 16
Good for you.
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• United States
13 Mar 16
Thanks.
@Tampa_girl7 (25840)
• United States
13 Mar 16
You are really blessed to have found a buyer so soon.
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• United States
13 Mar 16
Yes, and I have about 4 'spares' that want it if anything happens.
@DianneN (81918)
• United States
13 Mar 16
Glad to hear it worked out well for you. I wouldn't know the first thing about selling anything, except clothes, shoes, and bags to a consignment shop.
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• East London, South Africa
13 Mar 16
I think it made your holiDAY :) We often call vacations holidays here in South Africa. Well done on such a quick sale.
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• United States
13 Mar 16
Thanks Teresa! Yes, it was fast, I thought it would be fast, but I didn't think I'd have three ladies fighting over it on Facebook!
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@celticeagle (119060)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Mar 16
How great to have it bought and almost gone, huh? Sounds like it went pretty quickly. That is always nice.
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@Corbin5 (112851)
• United States
13 Mar 16
It is so wonderful that you get to use the money from the sale on a fun time for both of you!
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• United States
13 Mar 16
It worked out well timing wise....LOL!
@Lucky15 (33720)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
buying with what the money worth is great. :)
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@alberello75 (18356)
• Genova, Italy
13 Mar 16
The fridge in the picture, looks very nice and functional. However I see that in your part, this household appliance is very expensive. In Italy, in the large store, is possible find fridges at a cost of 300 €. (334 $)
• United States
13 Mar 16
$500 is a used price, original price was about $2,000.
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@alberello75 (18356)
• Genova, Italy
14 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill In fact, completely out of proportion compared to what it would cost in Italy. However, those produced in the US, are definitely better quality.
• United States
14 Mar 16
@alberello75 I can't shop where you live so I pay the prices and that's fine with me.
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