Last weekend we posted six items on Kijiji.ca. The two items we thought would sell the fastest have already gone (and no no-shows!)
Furniture Dolly. We purchased this two years ago at a garage sale down the block. I thought it was a great deal for $15. We have only used it a couple of times so in hindsight likely should not have bought it. Fortunately someone else thought they should have one. Sold for $25- a gain of $10! It sure pays to buy things used - you have a hope of getting your money out should you ever need to sell it.
The second item we were not quite so lucky. Thrifty hubby has a bad back. Years of chiropractor fees later, he is constantly trying to find relief. He bought this back massager at Bed Bath and Beyond for $250. Hardly used as right after he bought it I found a $3500 used massage chair (the kind that does your legs and arms too) that we managed to buy for $1800 on Kijiji. We have no regrets on the purchase and consider it money well spent on health. Hubby uses it on a daily basis and has hardly needed to see the chiropractor since. This Homedics back massager sold for $100 - yes, a loss of $150. That is what we get for buying new - instant depreciation.
We have had some other inquiries and hope to sell some of the other items in the coming weeks. Every sale is a victory and one step closer to our goal of downsizing and the big move to Vancouver Island!