If you are the parent of a preschooler or elementary school aged child, you want a collection of outdoor toys to fill your yard. Unfortunately, this may cost you a lot of money. It seems the days of affordable toys are now gone. You could easily spend $ 500 to $ 1,000 on a new swing set or even $ 50 just for a plastic slide. If you are on a budget, this may be out of the question. Luckily, there is good news. You can find and buy used outdoor toys on Craigslist.org. Why should you?
1 – Cheap Prices
For sale advertisements on Craigslist are just like those in your local newspaper, only they are easy to access. Still, buyers are able to set their own prices. Although you will find a few sellers who are asking an outrageous amount, most are pretty fair. By opting for used instead of new, you should save at least 50% or more.
2 – Free Stuff
Cheap prices sound nice, but how would you like to get some outdoor toys for your kids for free? You can sometimes. People who list toys for free on Craigslist.org aren’t in it to make money. Instead, they just want to rid their homes of outgrown kid’s toys. Rarely is there a catch, but you may have to dismantle the item, like a basketball hoop or swing set yourself.
3 – Local Buyers
When it comes to buying used, many consumers turn to eBay.com. eBay is nice, but you are dealing with buyers all across the country. Your purchases are shipped through the mail. Many outdoor toys, like basketball hoops, swing sets, plastic slides, and sandboxes are large and costly to mail. You also have to wonder if your items will arrive in one piece. Not a problem when shopping on Craigslist. Most buyers and sellers arrange a pickup or delivery, where the item is exchanged for payment.
4 – Browse Day or Night
Although you should refrain from contacting sellers late at night, you can do all of your browsing whenever you want. This is unlike yard sales, where you must arrive at a specific date and time and still there is a chance you won’t find anything good.
5 – Easy to Find What You Need
The best way to find cheap outdoor toys on Craigslist is to perform a search. The only problem you will run into is search limitations. The website only allows individually searches on city pages. You cannot search all of Craigslist, unless you download a free Craigslist search tool, like the Craigslist Reader available at MotionT.com. When you do perform a search, search with phrases such as toys, outdoor toys, swing set, swimming pool, or sandbox.