Bought the most amazing pony on CL for $1200 . Turned out to be the most solid little mare ever. We seriously can't find a hole in her. Had she been back in VA, instead of WY, she would have been a $5000 pony, easily
I learned everything I know from a chestnut mare so don't even try me.
I have bought and sold saddles. I bought my saddle from someone on the opposite coast. I have sold other horsey stuff, and bought household stuff (a mini-fridge that got us through a major remodel) and given away stuff we no longer needed. I love CL!
A helmet saved my life.
2012 goal: learn to ride like TheHorseProblem, er, a barn rat!
We don't sell much, but I re-homed some kittens on Craigslist.
I taught DH about it and he watches ads for several areas around us. He's gotten a rolling toolbox, piles of stainless steel fasteners, and his boat.
I think my best find was placing a wanted ad that turned up our PTO chipper from a guy in Florida finishing up a state gov't contract. It was barely used, he'd only chipped soft pine and the blades had never even been reversed. And he delivered it up here!
I tend more towards Freecycle if there's something I want gone. It's generally not worth the bother of people coming to look and trying to negotiate on the price.
last year was a good one for me and craigslist.
i scored a gorgeous walnut corner desk for the master bedroom, a really nice chandelier and a perfect size secretary. each item was two hundred dollars and the bedroom looks like a million bucks now.
this year i've sold a mini backhoe, tiny cottage on wheels, and hopefully soon my truck.