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009: Craigslist Negotiating Secrets: How To Negotiate Craigslist Deals And Make Money Every Single Time

 

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When it comes to Craigslist negotiations (or any kind for that matter)…

There’s a right way to do them… one which makes you feel confident, powerful, in control… you know you can make money fast, often 2x, 3x, 4x more…

And there’s a wrong way to do them… one which leads to feeling terrible, being broke, always feeling “unlucky”, and never earning the money you want.

So what’s the difference? How do you become a MASTER negotiator — both on Craigslist and in LIFE?

This podcast covers it all.

The words you say matter and will determine your luck. Learn them and you will have that “Midas touch” that everyone will be envious of.

It doesn’t matter if it’s in person, via text, or via email.

Listen to this podcast now to learn what to say, how to say it, and most importantly…

How to think.

Includes word-for-word scripts you can use to make more money ASAP.

Quotes:

“Everything is negotiable. Even when it’s not… it is.”

“You have to know what to say, and how to say it. But even more important than that, is…”

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00:00

Music.

 

So, the big question is this, as hard-working Americans like us, ones who weren’t born rich. What side hustle can we do to help give us more control, more freedom, and more confidence in our lives? How can we make our own money when we want, where we want, and how we want, while being our boss and calling all the shots? What can you do right now that quickly, simply, and easily banks you an extra $1000 to $5,000 a month? That is the question on this podcast will give you the answers. My name is AJ and welcome to the flipping ninja podcast.

 

00:45

How to negotiate Craigslist deals as a flipper to make more money every single time

Every single time. Okay, so the key to being a good negotiator,

whether you’re a buyer or whether your seller, whether you’re selling something on Craigslist, this whether you’re buying something from someone else on Craigslist, whether you’re at a thrift store or a pawn shop looking to ask the person for a deal or discount, or any of that stuff, there are certain steps that you want to keep in mind. And the first one is you have to understand, realize, really etch this into your mind the fact that everything is negotiable, everything is negotiable. Even when it’s not.

 

01:40

It is okay, but, you have to know exactly what to do, what to say and how to say it. Okay, so that’s the first thing you have to just understand and realize. Okay, so get comfortable with the fact that.

 

01:58

Everything is negotiable, okay? And just, just realize even when it’s not, even when there’s no, you know, there’s no… Even when there are rules that say, you know, not negotiable or even if it’s against the store policy, everything is negotiable. Okay, if you don’t, it’s really important you get that. Because if you don’t keep that in mind, then you’re going to automatically go into every situation knowing that you’ll basically be quitting before you even give it a shot. Okay, you’re leaving money on the table you’re giving up before you even try. That’s not a good place to be, because it’s just going to be a self-fulfilling prophecy, right? I mean, you’re never going to get deals. You’re never going to get discounts. You’re never going to work with someone because you already assumed from the get-go that you can’t, that you can’t get a deal. You can’t get them to lower the price or even if they say, like, you know, firm on price or no lowball offers or, you know, stuff like that. I’m not saying be that annoying person who just low balls everywhere you go, there’s a difference. Okay? There’s a difference between doing it successfully. There’s an art to it and being that annoying person who’s trying to just low ball and annoy everyone and get deals everywhere you go, right? So the first thing is, just know that everything is negotiable, even when it’s not, it is. Okay.

 

03:19

So the next thing is that before you even learn what to say or how to say it or you know what to do, you have to do some work on yourself. What do I mean by that? I mean confidence. Okay, you need confidence, and you need conviction. Okay. You need to be certain. So when you before you even try and negotiate with someone or ask someone if they could give you a discount or a deal, you have to be confident that you can do this. You have to be in a state of confidence. Because if you’re not, if you have some doubt in your mind or if you think that Oh, shoot, I’m going to see if they can. I’m going to ask if they can give me a good deal, but they probably won’t. If you’re not in a state of confidence and conviction, then what’s going to happen is there going to sense that they’re going to feel that in your chances of getting a deal are going to completely go down. Okay, you have to be confident its They might if you were to go into a job interview. Okay. If you’re right for the job and you know that you’re right for the job.

 

04:24

Think about how you’re going to talk. Think about how you’re going to walk. Think about how your body language is going to be thinking about how your energy is going to be to the interviewer, right? They’re going to feel it. Okay. You know, you’re right for the job. And this is your job. Simple as that. It’s not even a matter of positive thinking at this point. It’s just a matter of positive knowing. Okay. You’re just confident this is your job. So you go in and you totally delivered. At that point, it almost doesn’t matter what you say because you just know. You just know you have this confidence. What you say doesn’t really matter at this point.

 

04:59

Because you have confidence, you just know. So that’s the first thing you know. They’re going to sense that and they’re going to be like, they’re going to feel that confidence and they’re going to give you what you want, which is the job, or the discount, or the deal right? Now. Thinking about the other scenario. Imagine, if you don’t have confidence, imagine if you kind of have a doubt in your mind. Imagine if you’re a little doubtful. You’re like, Oh, man, I’m scared to ask them if I can get a discount. I’m scared or they probably not going to do it like, you know, your stuttering and not like, literally stuttering, but metaphorically, you’re stuttering and you’re just like already in a losing position. You’ve already told yourself in your mind that I’ve lost and this isn’t going to work.

 

So think about if you were to go in in that state, they’re going to be able to feel it. They’re going to be able to sense it, right? Think about the job interview scenario I just told you about, right? If you go into a job interview, you have doubts or you’re uncertain and you’re just like, oh, I don’t know. Hopefully, I’ll get this, but I’m probably not going to get it. we’ll take a shot and see if you might get hired. Right? But how is that going to do? They’re going to be able to sense that in you and they’re going to get doubts, they’re going to get uncertainties. You’re going to be like; I don’t know about this guy. He doesn’t. He doesn’t even know about himself. Why would I? Even if they don’t consciously know that unconsciously, they’re going to get that. Pick up on those vibes from you, right?

 

06:25

And so that’s the thing when it comes to negotiating, Okay, when it comes to negotiating. When it comes to closing, when it comes to communicating with people and trying to get what you want, you have to have confidence. Okay? You have to have conviction. You have to go into the deal, into the email communication, into the phone call, into the, you know, meeting, text, whatever it is, into the store knowing, okay? You have to have absolute confidence and say, basically, look, I’m going to do this. I deserve this discount. There’s nothing wrong with asking if you can get a deal. You’re just a friendly person and they’re a friendly person and you’re just trying to work with them, trying to work some, you guys are trying to work something out together.

 

07:12

Right, so that’s, that’s the second thing, is confident. So you just have to be confident. You can’t be hesitant. You have to go in there and just be like, you know, really talk we have to communicate. It’s funny. I’m saying this, but it’s like you actually have to talk and say things and speak to another human being and ask the hard questions.

 

07:32

Okay, a lot of people get uncomfortable with asking questions or hard questions, but sometimes you have to just ask the hard questions. The questions that make you feel uncomfortable or like you know, the outright straight forward questions. Like for example, I was just at a thrift store the other day and I bought a bunch of furniture like a ton of furniture, about seven items. There were seven furniture pieces. Now keep in mind. Seven might not sound like a lot, but these were big, large furniture pieces where I have to get a U haul to get them all out. Okay, and they were really high ticket as well. For example, one… I bought a couch that was two hundred dollars, I bought two rocking chairs for one hundred twenty dollars. I bought a like a Cabinet hutch thing for fifty dollars. So, I mean, basically, I bought all these furniture items and the total was upwards of five hundred dollars. I think it might have been a little more than five hundred dollars. Right? So, at five hundred dollars and seven furniture items. I just walked up to them and at the checkout, I basically was like, you know, look, I’m buying all these things. I mean, there are a ton of furniture pieces. Some of them have been here for over a month, and I mean, I’m taking a lot of stuff off your guys off the guy’s hands. I mean, do you think you could give me a discount? Can I have a discount? You just have to ask that it’s funny because negotiating isn’t that hard.

 

08:51

The tactic itself like what? The actual what to do and what to say. Those things are easy, there learnable, and they’re simple. You just ask, Can I have a discount? Can you give me a discount? Right. Can I have a discount? That’s easy. I want you to say that right now. Can I have a discount on all these things?

 

09:08

Say it right now. Could I have a discount? Do you think you could give me a discount? Could I have a discount? you know. Can I have… Could you get me a deal on the all these? I mean, the tactics, the what to say is the easy part, right? But the part that most people struggle with is the other two parts I had said, you know, knowing that everything is negotiable and you have to go into it with confidence. Okay? Because if you go into that with confidence now, you’ve got that charm. Okay, now you’ve got that charisma that you’re working with that will sway most people to give you what you want. Okay? And the way you know that you’ve got it and you’re, it’s basically turned on is when people go out of their way to try and give you the discount. It’s almost like they want to give you the discount, even though technically they’re not supposed to. They want to do it because they like you. And they actually want to help you. So that’s the right way to do it.

 

10:05

Yeah, basically back to my story. I was at a thrift store and I just went up to the person. I was like, you know I’m buying all these items? Do you think you’d give me a discount on it? Like, can I get a discount on all this stuff? You know, I really want? And then she was like, and it was, she just, she said yes. And she will, actually, what happened was she said, on the ones that were there over a month. She’s like, Yeah, I mean, I could give you twenty-five percent discount on those, but, I mean, that’s about it. And unfortunately, that did not include the two hundred dollars’ couch and the one hundred and twenty dollar chairs, right? But it did include the lower priced items. So even then I mean, it wasn’t bad.

 

10:42

I got, like, fifty dollars off, but then as she was continuing to scan my items. Once we got to the couch, that was two hundred dollars. I’m like, I’m like, that’s two hundred dollars right there. And then she even said that too. She’s like, Oh, my God, this is two hundred. This is one hundred ninety-nine, ninety-nine. And then I’m like, Yeah, that’s why I asked you. I’m like that’s why, that’s why I’m like can I have another discount. I’m buying all these things. I mean, it’s going to be a lot. And so I ask you. And then I asked her again, I’m like, do you think you could do it? or what?  And then finally she took out her cell phone and she texted her boss. She’s like, yeah, let me see if I can get you a discount because this is a lot right? So she texted her boss, and then her boss texted back and she said she’s like, my boss’s texted me back. I told him, “You’ve got seven items and it’s this much money.” He said I could do twenty-five percent off all of it. It’s at that point boom, literally by, you know, asking a few questions, knowing exactly what to say. Being confident, knowing that everything is negotiable.

 

11:47

I saved, so like I said, the total was over five hundred dollars but let’s just say I said I don’t remember the exact numbers, and it might have been five or over, but long story short my total out the door for everything was three hundred and eighty-two dollars. Okay, three hundred eighty-two dollars, guys, keep in mind. That’s for seven furniture items and two of those chairs I got for sixty dollars each. There were two white West elm rocking chairs that I got for sixty dollars each. So both of them were one hundred twenty to those. Just one of those alone is a twelve-hundred-dollar chair. Just one of those chairs alone is twelve hundred dollars.

 

12:31

And the couch that I got, the two-hundred-dollar couch. That’s I believe it’s a thirty-four-hundred-dollar couch. Okay, so I mean from that one trip, the fact that I bought all that stuff and then I bought some small, little smaller profit electronics, too. From all that, that whole trip was about three hundred eighty-two dollars. Now, think about this. Just the two chairs alone I’ve got. I think I got four chairs total, but the two chairs that I just told you about, that were sixty dollars each. Those two chairs alone, but probably alone were probably going to sell for six hundred fifty dollars at least.

 

13:11

Okay, six hundred fifty dollars. That more than pays for the whole trip. The whole you know, trip, combined like everything combined, and I don’t even get to the other remaining five furniture items. As you said, the couch is probably going to go for maybe fifteen hundred dollars. I don’t know yet for sure. I’m going to have to. Obviously, I’m going to try and sell for as much as possible, but it’s like holy smokes. That’s like almost I haven’t even run the numbers yet, but it’s probably like close to two thousand dollars from one thrift store trip and from negotiating. I mean, I threw, I knocked off, you know, like one hundred fifty dollars just from asking. So you could do the same. When you go to the thrift store. When you go to a thrift store, a pawnshop, you, you have to first understand, go in knowing that everything is negotiable. Even if it’s not, it is. You have to be confident. That’s it. You have to be confident. You have to know what to say, what to do, how to say it. The how to say its part has to do with confidence and conviction. So you have to go in just knowing you are a killer. I mean, knowing that you’re going to get what you want, no matter what. Okay, you have to be confident you have to be friendly. Obviously, you have to build a rapport with people.

 

14:31

So that they want to work for you. They want to do this for you. They want to make the price lower for you. Okay, so that’s what makes the difference between a flipping ninja, a negotiator, a closer and someone who is just kind of going at it.

 

14:51

Just kind of going at it without doing those things, right. So I mean think about that. That was just from one trip alone. I saved about one hundred fifty dollars from just one trip alone. Right.

 

15:04

You might be like one hundred fifty. Yeah, whatever that’s fine. But think about this, imagine if I made five trips per week. Okay. Five trips per week. And imagine if I saved one hundred fifty dollars per trip.

 

15:16

How much is that for a week?

 

15:19

That’s seven hundred fifty dollars that you’re putting back in your pocket because you know how to negotiate like a pro.

 

15:27

Okay and what does it take? Ten seconds. Fifteen seconds to talk to have a quick dialogue and try and get that. So seven hundred fifty dollars. Let’s say that each instance takes about fifteen seconds to do it, right, so fifteen seconds times.

 

15:47

doing it five times a week. That’s seventy-five seconds. That’s one minute and fifteen seconds. So what does that mean? If we if, we saved one hundred fifty dollars per trip because of, because we take fifteen seconds to negotiate.

 

16:02

And we do it five times and we save fifty… seven hundred fifty dollars are basically putting seven fifty back into our pocket so that we can use it on other stuff. We’re getting paid seven hundred fifty dollars for only one minute and fifteen seconds of our time. I mean, isn’t that crazy? Okay, so that’s the importance of knowing how to negotiate and, you know, knowing that everything is negotiable and that you have to be confident and fully convicted. Okay, you just have to go in there knowing, okay? Positive. It’s not positive thinking anymore. It’s positive knowing okay, and the next things. Honestly, at this point, it doesn’t really matter what I say or what you say, because those first two things I mentioned is what is responsible for ninety percent of your success in negotiating deals. Now let’s go back. Let’s go to some specifics now. So when it comes to negotiating on Craigslist, for example, or negotiating with someone on wherever it is whether it’s through email, through phone, through text. I’m going to go through some exact scripts for you guys right here, right now that you can use to get killer deals. Okay, so we’re going to go down a few different scenarios. For example, what’s email or text to say to sellers when it comes to responding to free posts, responding to free posts with you no larger, really cool items, making an offer on a killer deal, and things like, how to show interest how to.

 

17:39

Email to go for the kill or go for the deal right away. So if you want to really jump on something really fast, what to say in a scenario like that, we’re going to go over how to counter offer. So basically what a seller sends you back, you know how to counter offer it and say yes or no. And also, we’re going to go over why Craigslist communication is crucial. You know how to stand out from other bidders. Craigslist manners, how to be, you know, be cautious even. And then finally, just outright email and text scripts that you can use to close deals quickly. Okay, so the first one we’re going to go over is responding to free, responding to ads from the free section of Craigslist. So believe it or not, when you’re on Craigslist when you’re browsing the free section for things to buy and resell for profit.

 

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 You might think, Oh, because it’s free. It’s easy for you to just go and jump on it. There’s no urgency, but it’s actually quite the opposite, especially in today’s day and age, where everyone is monitoring the free section of Craigslist because everyone is trying to find, you know, free things or trying to buy them to resell them. Basically, there are people just like you who are in the same business. So your job in order to be first is you have to stand out okay. And how do you stand out when it comes to responding to people who post, you know, items in the free section are You have to be fast in your emails and text, communications or calls have to be very succinct. So they have to be fast and very direct. And no, no back and forth, no adding on additional steps. They just have to be one shot kills. Okay, so for example, here’s a script that you can use when you’re responding to a free item posted on Craigslist that you’re dying to go on, pick up and flip. So you so I’m just going to read the script for you first and then we’ll kind of go over each different part. So here’s the script you would send someone. “Hi there. I’d like to pick up your blank if it’s still available. I can come at any time. Just give me a time and place that works best for you.”

 

20:00

 My number is one, two, three, four, five, six seven eight, nine, zero in case you want to call or text me. Thanks.

 

20:07

Okay so notice how that hits so many different points. Okay, we’re going to go over it one more time. So the script that you want to use whenever you’re emailing people from the free section of Craigslist is “Hi, there. I’d like to pick up your blank if it’s still available. I can come at any time. Just give me a time and place that works best for you. My number is one, two, three, four, five, six, seven eight, nine, zero. In case you want to call or text me, Thanks.” Okay, so it’s a short script, but it does so many things that will immediately increase your odds of, the person giving you the item versus you know, thirty-five other people who just emailed them in the past hour. Okay, so once you know your greeting. Hi there. The next part is I’d like to come to pick up your blank if it’s still available. So you immediately telling them you want to come to pick it up, right? I mean, it sounds like it’s common sense, but you’re telling them specifically you want.

 

21:08

to pick up that specific item. Okay, so I want to come to pick up your blank if it’s still available. So you’re telling them that now they know you’re not wasting time and asking hi, is your blank still available? It’s funny how people think that that’s actually an effective thing to text someone who’s giving away something for free on Craigslist. It’s like they’re giving it away. They don’t have time. To respond and be like, Yes, it’s still available and the response back. Okay can I come to pick it up sometime, when the work’s like, do you know? I mean, it’s like, they don’t have time. There are ten other people who are ready to come to pick it up right now. They’re not going to spend time going back and forth on a free item that they’re just looking to get rid of or giveaway. So, right away in your first sentence, you’re saying I’d like to come to pick up your blank if it’s still available. Okay, so you’re basically you’re safe both ways because if it’s not, they’ll just not get back to you and they’ll be like, Oh, it’s so it’s it’s gone. But if it is, then you know, you got you, and you’re going to get your answer when they respond. So I’d like to come to pick up your blank if it’s still available. Okay, so next sentence is I can come any time. Just give me a time and place that works best for you. So now you’re suddenly telling them that you’re not a time waster. You’re not going to, you know, go back and forth. You’re literally doing them a service.

 

22:34

You’re providing value to them to pick up that specific item. Okay, so I want to come to pick up your blank if it’s still available. So you’re telling them that now they know you’re not wasting time and asking high, Is your blank still available? It’s funny how people think that that’s actually an effective thing to text someone who’s giving away something for free on Craigslist. It’s like they’re giving it away. They don’t have time. To respond and be like, Yes, it’s still available and then respond back. Okay can I come to pick it up sometime, when the work’s like, do you know? I mean, it’s like, they don’t have time. There are ten other people who are ready to come to pick it up right now. They’re not going to spend time going back and forth on a free item that they’re just looking to get rid of or giveaway. So, right away in your first sentence, you’re saying I’d like to come to pick up your blank if it’s still available. Okay, so you’re basically you’re safe both ways because if it’s not, they’ll just not get back to you and they’ll be like, it’s so it’s gone. But if it is, then you know, you got you, and you’re going to get your answer when they respond. So I’d like to come to pick up your blank if it’s still available. Okay, so next sentence is I can come any time. Just give me a time and place that works best for you. So now you’re suddenly telling them that you’re not a time waster. You’re not going to, you know, go back and forth. You’re literally doing them a service.

 

24:02

Okay. Now, what does that do at the end? That at the end basically means Hey, look, you know, you’re basically communicating. Hey, look, email is slow. I want to make this even faster, and convenient for you. So if you want, here’s my number. Where you could just call me or text me right away. So you can, you know, get this item removed so I can come to get this item for you and take it off your hands. Okay, so my number is one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, zero. In case you want to call or text me. Thanks. Now, look how that brief, super brief, simple yet powerful script that you can use. Look how powerful it is. I mean, look how much it does with one message. One text. But do you realize the power of knowing what to say? And that’s what negotiating is all about, like we covered before. The first thing is, know that everything is negotiable, even when it’s not. You have full confidence and conviction. And third, you have to know what to say. I mean, you have to know these little tactics. Okay, you could, I mean at the end of the day, you could be super confident. You could have. You could be super confident, and you can have understood that you know, everything is negotiable. But if you don’t know if you don’t understand the language patterns that you have to use, the actual words when communicating with someone, then you’re not going to really. 

 

25:28

It’s going to be tough, you know, you’re not going to You’re going to be wondering why you’re not succeeding and you’re not. People aren’t working with you.

 

 

25:36

Right, so let’s go over that script one more time. Again, this is the script you want to use whenever you’re responding to free items on Craigslist, to free postings on Craigslist. To almost guarantee that you’re going to get the item before anyone else is. Because you know that. You know, you’re the real deal, and you’re helping them out. So here’s the script. One more time. Simple, powerful. Short. “Hi there. I’d like to pick up your blank if it’s still available. I can come at any time. Just give me a time and place that works best for you. My number is one, two, three, four, five, six, seven eight, nine, zero. In case you want to call or text me. Thanks.” Boom. Close the deal right there. Go pick up. The item, go flip, go sell it. You just made some cold, hard cash. Just like that. Just from using now. One script. Okay, so the next script we’re going to go over is a lot of times in the free section of Craigslist, you’re going to come across large items, okay? Big. You know, larger items. That may be, well not go as fast as smaller items. So a lot of time someone will be giving away may be a large piece of furniture. Or, like, you know, stainless steel kitchen, appliance set or a… You know it doesn’t really matter what it is, just anything that’s big, anything that’s physically large, most often, usually.

 

27:05

Posting it on Craigslist it’ll still go. Someone, there’s always someone who will still come and pick it up.

 

27:12

But a lot of times it’ll take longer because most people have to, you know, plan transportation. You know, get a friend to come and help, get a truck if they don’t have one and, you know, work with it’s just it just takes longer naturally, right? So a lot of times, for larger items on the free section of Craigslist, there’s a different script that I use, which you can use as well, which really is effective and will usually get you the item before anyone else. Ok, so again, this is for a large item on Craigslist, that is. You know, everyone knows that you’re going to need transportation, including the person giving it away. And this is what you’re going to want to say so that you could get the item first.

 

27:54

So here it is. “Hi there. If your blank is still available, I’d like to pick it up. I have a truck and can come right away. Let me know when would work best for you. And I can be there. Thanks.” And then you put your phone number.

 

28:09

OK, so one more time. That script for larger items on Craigslist is “Hi there. If your blank is still available, I’d like to pick it up. Have a truck, and can, come right away. Let me know when would work best for you and I could be there. Thanks.” Phone number. Okay. So again, we’re starting with your greeting, you know? Hi there. Next part is if your item is still available, I’d like to pick it up. So again, you’re not asking. You’re not wasting time. You’re not adding additional unnecessary steps by like asking if the item is still available.

 

28:43

Right. You’re not asking and then waiting, for them to reply and then replying again. You’re hitting it all with one shot. So, hi there. If your item is still available, I’d like to pick it up. So right away you’re telling them exactly what it is. You’re being specific. You’re telling them what you want to do. You want to come to pick it up right now? Here’s the second sentence, which is huge. I have a truck and can come right away.

 

29:07

Okay, I have a truck and can come right away. Now, a lot of times when someone’s giving away a free item on Craigslist, that’s big. That’s large, you know, knowing that you need a certain type of vehicle to transport it like an SUV or a pickup truck. They’re going to want to make sure, like I mean, think about, think about this. If you have something big at your house that you want to give away, you posted up for free on Craigslist. I mean, you want to make sure, you’re going to want to make sure that whoever is coming to look at it or take it, can actually do it and not waste your time, so if they pull up in a small Honda Civic to come to pick up your stainless steel fridge, you’re going to be like Okay, well, what the hell? This person’s wasting time. I mean, I know they’re not going to pick it up. So what are they doing? You know, and even if they come back with another vehicle, there’s still, you know, it’s better to just cut the time-wasting portion of it out. And really, you might as well. Just when you go there, you want to get it, because otherwise, someone else is just going to come to get it with a trucker with the car. Okay, so right away, you’re putting them at ease. You’re handling that objection that they have, which is the transportation part. You’re saying I have a truck and I can come right away. So you’re ready to go? You have a vehicle; you have an SUV or a truck or on your ready to go right now. So they’re like, Okay, well, I have someone who could possibly take it pretty quickly. They have a truck. This is awesome.

 

30:36

Right, so and here’s the thing. I’ve used the script hundreds of times. Even when I didn’t even own a truck, even when I didn’t. Even there’s been times I used this script when I didn’t even know how I was going to get the item. But, you have to commit first and figure out the rest later. So a lot of times, whenever I would get a response back, like awesome. How about, How about later tonight at seven pm. Awesome. How about tomorrow? I would actually just once I got the OK. Once I got the green light from them, I would literally just find someone who does have a truck or more often, that I would just go to Menards or Home Depot and I would rent a pickup truck. I’d rent a pickup truck for, like seventeen, ninety-nine, eighteen bucks for ninety minutes. I would go pick up the item, take it home, and then boom, That’s it. I drop it off. I’m done.

 

31:25

So the second line is I have a truck and I can come right away, right? And then the next line is let me know when would work best for you and I could be there again, just like before. You’re telling them you’re tailoring the pick up to their schedule and life. You’re making them their life easier. You’re doing a service to them. You’re not being some annoying random Craigslist person who is, you know, weird or sketchy or wasting time or a no show. You’re literally giving them like this VIP service experience where you’re like, let me know when would work best for you. And I can be there. Whatever works for you. Whatever works for you, sir. Whatever works for you, ma’am, right? Like you’re doing it, you’re doing it for a place of.

 

32:12

Whatever’s convenient for you. I want to, I want to do that because I mean, people are busy, you know? People are working jobs. People have families, have kids. Have you know, hobbies, people are busy. The last thing they want to do is change their life or whole schedule or everything or, you know, waste their lunch break trying to, you know, waste it.

 

32:37

For this Craigslist thing. I mean, people still do that. But I’m just saying, if you can come in with that value mindset, with that providing value mindset, you’re literally working with them so that it’s as smooth and easy as possible. And it works out perfectly for there, with their schedule.  So, again, the last line is to let me know when would work best for you, and I can be there. Thanks. And then you put your phone number there so they can call or text you as well. So again, that is the script that you use for free items on Craigslist that are larger, bigger items. Okay so again, we’re going to run through it. Here’s a script “Hi there. If your item is…”. “Hi, there. Hi there. If your blank is still available, I’d like to pick it up. I have a truck and can come right away. Let me know when would work best for you. And I can be there. Thanks.” Then your phone number. Sounds good?

 

33:35

Again mentioning you have a truck and can come right away shows that you’d make the transaction go a smooth and quick as possible. Okay, so we’re going to wrap this podcast episode up. There’s actually going to be two parts to it. Okay, so this is part one, and we’re going to have part one and part two. That way. It’s not a huge long podcast. So this is part one. And we’re going to continue with the rest of our scripts on the part, two, so that you can start using them as quickly as possible and start making money, as quickly as possible and become a master negotiator and a true legitimate flipping ninja. Until next time and remember you’re always at any given moment. You’re always just one flip away from freedom see you guys.

 

34:29

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35:27

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