I sold this on Craigslist with this ad:
Small scooter. The platform is not much larger than my size 9.5 shoe.
My goal with the text was to establish the scale. Looking at the photo, you can’t tell if this is a kiddie scooter or a bigger scooter, or an adult-sized scooter.
I set the price at $4, which is what I paid for it. I figured that others were selling at $10, and a new one is $30, so those $10 scooters aren’t a good deal, at all. $4 is a good deal.
A buyer contacted me shortly, maybe a week in, and I told him the address, and instructions to just leave the money in the mailbox.
It was left exactly where it was photographed. It’s a little hidden from the street.
That’s how you can do a Porch Pickup.
You might be thinking: why not list it for free, and get rid of it faster?
I find that freebies attract too many people, sometimes. They cause too much email communications and too many flakes.
If you set a small price, you will get rid of the people looking for free things. It doesn’t really make sense, because it costs money to go somewhere to get a free item, but it works.
I had exactly one buyer, and they didn’t flake out, at all.