I had sort of an awkward exchange this morning with my friend S. I met her through Craigslist when she bought something I listed. And since then, our friendship has evolved.
I have sold a few things to her (mostly toys), and given her a bunch of things just because she could use them and I didn't need it. But she mentioned the other day needing clothes for her son, and I mentioned that I had a ton of stuff that I was looking to clear out.
She came over and we went through about 6 boxes of things. She picked out what she wanted and had a HUGE pile of things. (when we boxed it all up, it fit in a box that Sassy's new twin bedding set came shipped in, just to give you an idea of size) Most were worn by Bossy, but several outfits were brand new with the tags. Plus, I had some baby clothes new with tags that she was interested in for a friend of hers.
So it comes time for pricing. If she wasn't a friend, I probably would have priced the items piece by piece (or outfit). But we did it as a lot. I was very uncomfortable with this exchange. I was afraid of asking too much and insulting her. She came up with the idea that we write down our numbers, and see how far off we are from each other.
Confession time....I was really thinking of a number higher than what I wrote. But being a friend, and trying to cut her a deal....I wrote down a number about $50 less than I was really thinking. Her number was $25 LESS than what I wrote....or actually $75 less than my original thought.
This was a HUGE box of clothes. Shirts, pants, sweaters, fall jacket. A bunch of 3 piece outfits. Baby stuff. Snow boots. My original thought....$175-$200. I wrote $150, she wrote $125. We settled on $130.
But now I am kind of feeling like I should have gotten more. It is done and I need to let it go. But really....there were some brand new items in there. And everything was in "school" condition. No play clothes.
I feel weird now. I now wonder if she offered me MORE than she would have than if I was a stranger. I know she likes a bargain, but I am sort of feeling used now.