Friday, July 07, 2006
Who doesn't love Craigslist? Started by, yes, a guy named Craig (right) in 1995, it was originally intended to tell people about cool events around San Francisco and, over time, people started posting items on the list in different areas like jobs, stuff for sale and apartments. It's since expanded to most of the 50 states and has created a huge community of like-minded (and techno-savvy) folks in the cities it covers.
We've sold tons of stuff on the list that would otherwise be shipped off to Goodwill (because I'd rather lose money than have a garage sale). We've bought several pieces of lovely furniture that would have cost many times more at retail prices. And we've had several friends who've found jobs, houses and dates on the list, though not all at once.
You gotta check it out!
Posted by Kathleen Bauer at 6:31 PM