Since things at The Compound keep growing, we placed our composter on Craigslist to sell. At first it was an ideal size, but now with all the animals we will be composing on a much larger scale. The crazy things go for around $180 on Amazon. Our ad is asking $100 o.b.o. It's only a couple of years old.
Craigslist is a great resource for selling those odds and ends. But I do have to say, you sure get enough crackpots to sort through. Those that call wanting the item, never to show up, those wanting to send you a check with an extra $50 for all the trouble if you'll just take their check, cash it and then pay them the difference, in a check from your bank when they come over. Or one of my favorites; I'm on disability with a low income and can not drive. Will you deliver it to me and I'm only 2 hours away?! I had this one asked of me for a dozen fertilized eggs. (even if this was true, how could he possibly afford to care for the chicks once hatched?) Why would I spend $50 on gas for $5.00 worth of eggs?
The most recent one has the Moose and I laughing this morning. We had an offer for $60 for the composter. We came back with "we'd take $75". We'd like to get at least that. Her reply: "Due to fixed income and gas cost, can you take $65?"
Here's our response: "Due to the cost of raising children and putting them through college, I can't take less than $75".
We may just keep the composter and raise red worms in it.