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How do you sell furniture on Craigslist?

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Users sell furniture on Craigslist by creating an ad and posting it under the Furniture subcategory of the For Sale section on the local Craigslist page. Users set the price, include a description and determine the selling procedures.

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Posting a for-sale ad for furniture on Craigslist is free. The user does not need a Craigslist account to post furniture for sale.

The user first searches for the city closest to where the furniture is being sold. He clicks the Post to Craigslist link in the upper left corner, selects For Sale by Owner and chooses Furniture. The user creates a title and completes a description of the furniture. Optional information includes the price, specific location, condition, model and dimensions. He also has the option of uploading pictures.

The description should accurately portray the condition and features of the furniture piece. Photos are often appealing to potential buys, as they can see exactly how the furniture looks. A user who is interested sends an email through Craigslist or follows other contact procedures as specified in the posting.

The seller and buyer decide on a meeting time and location. For small furniture pieces such as end tables, the two may meet in a neutral location. For larger pieces, the seller may offer to deliver or require the buyer to pick up the furniture. Moving the furniture to the garage keeps strangers out of the seller's home and may increase safety.

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