I finally sold my very first item from Craigslist today. As you might have read previously, I’ve been trying to sell some of my extra computer parts I have lying around. It hasn’t been all that successful but one guy agreed to buy one of my video cards.
We agreed to meet at a Starbucks right next to a Skytrain station in Burnaby which made it quite convenient for me. I’d never sold or even bought anything from Craigslist before, so this was my first time meeting a total stranger to conduct a business transaction. I got there a bit early so I bought a green tea and waited outside at a table for the buyer. I had previously texted him my description but there weren’t many dudes sitting outside with a video card in an anti-static bag.
While I waited, I actually got a bit nervous for some reason. I’m not sure why. I wasn’t worried about my safety because there were tons of people coming and going. Maybe I was just nervous meeting a stranger? It kinda felt the same way when you meet someone on a first date. That’s definitely odd feeling when it was a dude coming to buy computer parts off me.
Anyways, the dude did show up and I gave him the card to inspect it for himself. He gave it a really quick once over and then handed me a $20. I’m about 99% sure it wasn’t counterfeit since it was one of those new plastic $20 bills. We went our separate ways after that.
I don’t think I’d want to make a living sell stuff off Craigslist but I guess it’s a good way to make some extra cash.