I love Craigslist. I would give Craig a hug if I could. Before Craigslist people would go out and buy stuff brand new through retailers unless if they got lucky through a friend. Sure, CL might be bad for the economy but the economy doesn’t care about you so why should you give a crap about it? In the end the economy will conform to what the people want.
I have an item for sale that has been on CL for a few months and last night some guy replied telling me to call him. Tonight I called him and there was no answer. A few minutes later he called me back giving me the impression that he knew me. He still had my phone number saved on his phone but he had no idea that it was my ad that he replied to.
“WTF…that’s your ad? Hahaha.” It wouldn’t be as strange if I lived in a town of 5000 but there’s 2 million people in this city and a manual camera lens from 1980 isn’t exactly a hot commodity these days.
It’s been a few years since I’ve seen him. We got to talking and it was an enjoyable conversation. It looks like we’re going to be meeting up soon. There’s a few things that we have in common so it might be a good thing. If I have a son one day I am going to name him Craig but I may have to bestow that honour to my next dog even if it’s a girl.