I have used kijiji and usedottawa to sell/buy baby items since Mr. J was an infant. It is a great way to make some money back on items you only use for a short period of time. The return you get is higher than taking the items to a consignment store, although a downfall is the time it takes to list items and respond to inquiries.
After hearing about Timothy Bosma, it really got me thinking about all the times buyers came to my house in the middle of the day, when I was alone with the kids. I even went and picked items up from people without thinking twice about it.
After hearing about Tim's death on the news today, they listed some great tips on how to continue selling privately, but being safer about it.
1) ask questions of prospective buyers on the phone; try and get a phone number to reach them at. IF they won't give you one, that should raise some red flags
2) always try and meet during the day, and in a public place
3) never go alone - bring a friend or family member with you
Do you buy or sell online or through classifieds? What are your thoughts - will this change your mind about it?