Craigslist, half.com, and eBay have been great services to help us unload our stuff in process of getting ready to leave.
We usually start high and slowly reduce the price until we start getting some interest (a.k.a. price discovery for the economic/finance geeks).
Regardless of the starting price, within ten to fifteen minutes of posting on Craigslist I usually receive nonsense spam like: “double spaceship” , “without the wallop” , or “outside the ferris” . I attribute this to the cyber gods of spam having a sense of humor.
We decided to sell our television that we inherited from a friend who moved out of town and felt sorry for us not having one. I thought a high starting price would be $50.
So when Sarah listed our 27″, 120 pound (~55 kg) Sony Trinitron television on Craigslist for $200, I laughed and promptly told Sarah that $200 was a ridiculous price. Apparently, the gods of spam agree and have wet themselves laughing so hard because it has been five days and still no Craigslist spam.