The 5 Stages of Craigslist

Listing – you just put your ad up on the site with great pictures, an enticing description, and a fair price. You’re already thinking about what you’ll do with the money.

Anger – What? Nobody has come to buy it! The one guy who texted offered 1/2 my asking price and hasn’t even seen it. I hate those bottom-feeders! Craigslist is the worst!

Bargaining – OK – next person who calls – I’ll tell them if they come now I’ll give them 20% off – no 25%. I just want that thing gone.

Depression – Damn – it’s never going to sell. Why did I buy it in the first place? I must be the only chump who can’t sell on Craigslist.

Acceptance – My listing is 10 days old and out of the blue I have a buyer. She bargained me down a bit but I have cash in my pocket. I love Craigslist!

With apologies to Kubler-Ross

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