I'm sooo excited about my new bronze West Elm Parsons Desk! I found it thanks to my friend Craig... but didn't get the *best* price thanks to my boyfriend Nate...
When it comes to buying things off of Craigslist, I usually have a solid game plan.
My simple strategies for getting great prices on Craigslist:
*Negotiate over phone or email if the price is too high. I usually only do this when I want to knock $50+ off of the price. If the seller doesn't want to budge, I thank them and move on.
*Give the seller a low offer when I go to see the piece. A seller will rarely stay firm on a price when you are thisclose to handing them cash. I simply keep a smile on my face, point out an issue that wasn't pictured in the online ad and knock 20% or so off of the listed price.
*If it's an amazing deal, I rush over and grab it before anyone else does (I'll show you the nightstand I scored by doing this later!).