My last post was in regards to preparing your unwanted items for resale. If you’re going to purge…you should purge right!
I couldn’t resist sharing…a recent situation in my family proved this but had a happy ending. My husband, while stationed in S. Korea for the USAF, bought a 20 year old used car (a jalopy to say the least) for $400. After using the car for the 11 months he was stationed there, he tried to sell it. Knowing the car was on its last leg and partly out of pity for the next potential owner he listed it for sale for $200. My husband was very busy the final weeks before departing S. Korea and did not make time to prep the car for sale. He didn’t get an oil change, wash the car, etc. He had two potential buyers who showed interest in the car but once they saw the car they quickly said “no”. With just 2 days left before his departure home and lack of preparation to sell his sad car the Korean secretary in his office suggested scrapping it. With her assistance (thank God for her) he was able to “recycle” the ‘hunk of junk’ for $300!!! That’s more than what he wanted to sell it for. This is the ONLY time where lack of preparation has literally paid off! Haha! I can’t help but wonder if he made time to clean the inside and out of the car would he have been able to sell it for what he paid for it. No way of knowing but overall, paying $100 to use a car for 11 months isn’t a bad deal.
What item do you plan to sell soon? How are you preparing it to get top dollar?