I suspected the pans might have some value, so I did some internet research. Based on the information on their bottoms I determined that two of them (with corn-shaped reservoirs) were pretty common, but the third (that had wheat-shaped wells) was pretty unusual. The online posted prices for the rarer one ranged from twenty to hundreds of dollars. Because I just wanted to get rid of the pans I settled for prices on the low end and offered them as a lot on both Craigslist and the Facebook marketplace.
It didn't take long for me to get my first response. Through messages and texts we decided that I would meet the woman at the Costco parking lot after dinner for the hand off.
|In good shape, but need to be seasoned!|
The woman showed up exactly as promised. I asked her if her interest in the pans was as a cook or a collector. She told me both, and showed me a magazine photo of a wall full of cast iron pieces she was hoping to duplicate in her kitchen. We talked about the different types and brands of cast iron. I learned that she had been on the hunt for a wheat-shaped pan for quite some time, but each time she saw one for sale it was always over her budget. She told me she was thrilled to actually get one. So thrilled that after she gave me the agreed-upon money, she added an extra $20. (Which thrilled me too!)
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A win-win on both sides!ReplyDelete
Wow that’s great for you and herReplyDelete
That is amazing. I just give away the stuff I no longer need or want. Our church has a rummage room where people pay small amounts for the castoffs. It's amazing how much money comes in from that little room.ReplyDelete
I've lost track of how much I've taken to thrift stores or otherwise donated. But I decided that if something has known value I'll try to monetize it before putting it in a box. What's the worst that can happen?Delete
I've done that. I paid the man I bought the Mira loom from $400 and he was asking $300. I was willing to pay up to $500 for that loom. He was pleased and so was I.ReplyDelete
So like Christine said, it was a win-win event.Delete
Isn't that lovely?ReplyDelete
I love giving things away, or trading, decluttering. Good work.
It's SO much more fun to navigate the 'used' thing market than it is to go to the store and purchase.Delete