There seems to be a venue for selling nearly anything that you own. Whether it's on eBay, Etsy, Artfire, at an Auction House or even locally such as Krrb. When I lived on Bainbridge Island I wanted to sell items but to people that I sort of knew rather than on Craigslist to strangers.
So I went into Yahoo and I created an email group called Bainbridge Online Yard Sale. It's a simple email group that allows people to write emails to one centralized address (similar to ReSellers Guild). You can also post photos. I posted about the Yahoo group to another email list that included many island moms. The group started to grow and grow and items started to sell.
When you visit the group you'll find this information:
"This group is designed for those residing on Bainbridge Island.
Bainbridge Island On-Line Yard Sale is for all those items that you would normally sell at a Yard Sale. These are items that you can't afford to just give away, but would like to try and get a little something in return. It is an alternative to having an actual sale in your yard/garage, selling it on Craigslist or putting it in the BI Review. Please feel free to list items that you would normally find at a yard sale.
You may also send out a notice of an actual yard/garage sale that you are having. Enjoy this virtual yard sale group and welcome."
I've since left the group and handed ownership to my friend Katie but currently there are over 850 members on the list. Every day you'll find emails with people listing items for sale or details about their upcoming yard sale.
Recently Katie started a Facebook group page as an extension of the yahoo group. I loved the idea and copied it to create a Sonoma County Online Yard Sale group.
Another option is to create a twitter feed. This may be harder to use but I've seen it work for something similar to freecycle in San Francisco. You could use the hashtag such as #sonomaYS and list your item for sale. For example "#sonomaYS Card Display, 4 ft tall, good condition, $40". Again this would be the trickiest of the options but it could work.
Another option is using a blog format to sell items. Each person that joins could become a dedicated author. You simply post your photos, post title with price and information about your item. Like Little Shop used to work, you simply edit the post to SOLD once you've been paid for your item.
Feeling simply inspired by writing this post I went and also created a Sonoma County Online Yard Sale yahoo group. I've even listed my first item. If you are local, I'd love you join the list and spread the word.
With the internet it gives us so many options for selling our unwanted items. We are so lucky.
Do you have an online venue that you sell on locally that wasn't listed here?