Sunday, April 4, 2010

In response to Sam

Sam asked the question if I have any techniques when it comes to selling items on craigslist.
If I want to get rid of items that I don't need anymore, I always think about selling them first. I want to be able to make some money, especially as a college student I will take whatever money I can get. If I were to put something on I would try to advertise it to make it sound as appealing as possible. I want people to look into it and be interested in it, so I can sell the product easily. It's important to appeal to people and create a catchy phrase. By creating a catchy phrase, it lures people in to see what you have to offer. They will then be drawn in by what you have and how you explain your product. When I was looking for apartments I would constantly look at ads that lured me in with everything included in the rent or if something had pictures on their page. It's important to think of the needs of the people looking at the ads and what they want. What do you think the most important thing is to have in a craigslist advertisement?

Easter Sales

With every holiday comes an intense amount of shopping. People are always out buying presents, groceries and any other knick knack that they can find to complete the holiday season. With Easter taking place this week, it has given everyone a chance to see how much the stores are trying to sell their Easter products. They have had sales on Easter basket supplies and all the food that is generally associated with Easter-ham, asparagus, potatoes, etc...
When every holiday season comes around it seems that the stores are trying their hardest to sell their products. They are always trying to get people to buy more every year. Sometimes it gets a little out of hand, especially when they put Christmas stuff out three months early. I find it to be annoying, I know they want to sell their products but people don't really want to be thinking about Christmas in September, especially because Christmas is usually related to snow as well. It's important for them to sell their products and make money, but sometimes it just gets annoying for shoppers. We don't need to be ambushed by the sales three months in advance, especially since it seems so far. Do you think holiday sales are becoming too much?