Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What's on Craigslist?

I've made several can purchases through eBay and have traded inside and outside the USA, but I'm getting tired of paying shipping.  There are many great deals on eBay, but by the time you add shipping the deal isn't so great.  So now I'd like to find some local collectors to trade with or just to see someone else's collection. 

I woke up this morning and thought of Craigslist.  After doing a search locally for "soda cans" only one ad came up.  It had been posted on Feb 14... "19 soda cans from the 1970's for $10."  Had someone bought them yet?  I decided 5:30am was too early to call.

I called a few hours later and he still had them, so I stopped by after work and bought them.  But when I got there he didn't have just 19, there were 32! They need some cleaning but that's no problem.  And now I have some doubles I can use for trade.  So this turned out to be a good find!

Anyone need a Coke?


  1. It's good you found some cans on craigslist. I remember finding one can seller through that site and got some good stuff. I even put up a 'wanted' type post on there and actually got a lot of replies; ended up picking up a bunch from a former collector.

    "I decided 5:30am was too early to call".
    When I read that, I laughed. I wish I could start my day that early.

    1. I've also placed a "wanted" post looking for local collectors/traders, but no responses yet. I think I'll repost it.