Tuesday, July 10, 2007

We're selling stuff on Craigslist

We only discovered Craigslist a couple of months ago, but it's doing a good job of selling stuff for us, the most recent being the Farmall Cub.  

Cliff never wanted the Cub tractor in the first place; friends of ours had owned it, and it had a story behind it.  So I begged until he agreed to buy the thing.  We paid our friends for it $100 at a time.  Then Cliff spent lots of bucks restoring and painting it... all for me.

We've had up to eight or nine tractors at one time around here.  On 42 acres.  That's totally ridiculous, but we like tractors and tractor shows, and Cliff does a great job of painting and restoring them.

Cliff finally convinced me of the foolishness of keeping tractors around that we don't use at all.  We recently sold the old WC Allis to a cousin's son, grandson of the uncle who gave it to us.  So it's still in the family and I feel good about selling it.  That tractor and the Cub were "my" tractors, although I never drove them.  Cliff, left to his own devices, would never have gotten them.

We recently called off our Colorado vacation because we needed a lawn tractor, and we didn't want a plastic cheapie disposable one.  I've felt bummed about that, but I was the one who suggested we change our plans.

Since then, Cliff started selling stuff.  I put them on Craigslist, people come and buy stuff.  I even sold two of his brother's tractors that way.

I have two weeks without the granddaughters to babysit, and we're trying to figure out if we can make the trip to Colorado after all... without using every cent of the money from Cliff's sales on Craigslist, because he likes having a little "pocket change".

Wish us luck, and pray we'll have the good sense to make the right decision.


layla44808 said...

Cliff does a wonderful job restoring the tractors..My daughter has sold alot of items  on Craigs list also..she is going to help me get started with that..
I'm sure you'll make the right decision on taking a trip or not...A trip does sound like fun..I hope you can go that route...
Have a great day.

lorinokla said...

Craigslist rocks! I often look at the Tulsa one in my area.

I hope you get to CO and have a wonderful vacation :)

luvmort said...

Honestly, I thought Craigslist was only for cheap sex, not tractors!  LOL!

cgtperkins said...

I have used Craigs List several times with very quick results!! Good luck to you!!

marainey1 said...

How wonderful.  Hope you get to go... I always say Where there is a will, there is a way !  'On Ya' - ma

plieck30 said...

Hope you do get to go on your trip if that is what you both really want to do. Paula