• Selling to Friends vs. Ebay vs. Craigslist

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    This weekend we had some friends in town. One friend expressed how she was feeling overwhelmed with all of the things going on in her life. She said she was thinking about getting a PDA. As a matter of coincidence, I had a Palm Tungsten T5 laying around, not doing anything.

    In fact, that PDA had been sitting around not doing much for some time now. Before our friend said anything about it, I was contemplating selling it on eBay or Craigslist.

    When she asked about the price, I told her to take the PDA for a test drive and see if she could successfully integrate it into her life. In my mind, I was thinking $100 – a price that is lower than what I could get by selling it online, around $150-$250.

    My questions for you, dear readers:

    1) Should I sell it to her for the price I could get online?

    2) Do you cut your friends/family slack when it comes to selling stuff to them? How much of a discount do you give to them?


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