Thursday, January 13, 2011

CL Cha Ching!

I really loved THIS coffee table. Back to what I was telling you about that ginormous coffee table... I measured the darn thing and it's 5ft x 2 1/2 ft. HUGE!!  I grabbed it for it's simple lines and I thought would be great for adding baskets and for the boys to do homework on, play and draw but it was just too big.

Oh well! I turned it into a profit =D

Listed it on CL for $60 but after she walked thru my house for it she offered me $80 for painting it white and adding glass knobs. Jeez! I felt like I up sold it in 5 mins. Remember I paid $1-2 for it at GW.. Not bad!

I have to say I'm very cautious over the whole CL thing and them coming over to my house so, I always try to be as careful as possible. I know it's not a guarantee but I try and try harder to protect myself. So, I start off w/ emails then phone calls so I can their address when I get their name off the caller ID. If it's a woman and I've had several conversations w/ her, I'm okay w/ them coming over to "look at it" or "pick it up".

This lady turned out to be a total doll! and her baby was the cutest ever. I lucked out she wasn't a murdered =D

And this is what I did w/ it and sold at $80 (she still thought she was getting a deal and was happy)

Do you sell on CL? Do you tend to up sale? Do they ever email you asking if you have other pieces to sell? What is your total profit on what you sell on CL?

Next time I'll have a couple of painting tips that will save you quite a bit in 2011.


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Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Just found your blog via a comment on mine. You did a great job with this, and I bet she was very very happy!!

Would love to read your painting tips, I always learn something from how someone else tackles such a project, and smart to be careful with CL...I always make sure I'm here with my husband.


Allison@FabRehab said...

What a profit! Go girl! Looks great!

Kelly aka HonestNiceWoman said...

I love this table! And what a deal! Great job on the flip!

Rene said...

Wow! Your table looks great! I use CL to sell & would buy on there too if I could only find what I'm looking for. I always make sure MR. is home when people come to buy.

Enjoy your weekend!

Charmingdesigns said...

love your blog. I need some extra ideas about painting...I put you in my google reader!

Aubrey@My Forever House said...

What a great find for you and your buyer! Great job painting it also!

Bargain Princess said...

Hey everyone, thanks for looking and all the compliments. I love to hear from you all. =D

I'll have more to share in the next week. Stay connected!

Planned to a T Events said...

Great job!! We sold our kitchen cabinets on CL and ended up with a bidding war! I love CL!!

Meg said...

Wow, great job! I bet you could get $100 for that thing. So big---I'd love to use that for storage! Great find. said...

AMAZING!!! Now, that's GOOD BUSINESS! Thanks for visiting!



great job and i love the knobs... im following you as well

Sherryd said...

Just found you through paint link party, glad I stopped by. You did a great job! I too buy and sell on CL, and you're right you have to be very careful!! I'm going to follow you too.