Craigslist

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by tweakers_suck, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. tweakers_suck macrumors regular

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    This morning I finally decided to do something about my old Powermac 6500. It had been taking up space and was unused for several years, so I decided to give it away for free on Craigslist. My ad was super basic -- Free Powermac 6500 225 MHz computer with monitor/keyboard/mouse -- and the response was huge! I had eleven request to come and get it in the first 1/2 hour.

    I decided to give to a guy who claimed he wanted the computer to help him find work. I didn't really care if his story was true or not, I just wanted to be rid of it without having to throw it in the trash. Except for the cigarette smoke reeking from him, he was pleasant enough.

    Anyway, one less computer in the trash dump for now. And one more positive Craigslist transaction.
     
  2. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    You could have also easily sold it for $100. There's always a buyer on Craigslist.
     
  3. tweakers_suck thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, maybe. But I don't really need the money. I'd rather just give it away to someone who can use the computer. Plus, I'd feel guilty if I took money for that old computer. It really is obsolete for most purposes.

    I'm happy just to find someone who may be able to use it.
     
  4. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    Is there something like Craigslist in the UK. I would be interested in finding one just to pick up other people's junk that is of value to me.
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    How about craigslist UK?
     
  6. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    Wow i never found that before.
     
  7. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Very true. But it seems like the money doesn't matter to you. Heres a pointer: Whenever you have something (such as a computer) that is collecting dust, sell it ASAP, because the longer you wait, the more outdated it becomes and the less money you can get for it.
     
  8. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    ya Craigslist rules

    but, I always start too low, and feel like I could get more $$, from now on I'm starting high.
     
  9. ddekker macrumors regular

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    craigs list

    just bought a hot tub today I would guess it to be worth more than $1000 from what I see them go for and I picked it up local for $250... my bos sold his truck in 3 days for the asking price on craigs list after he tried in things like auto trader for months....

    visit my site and don't forget the ads....lol...
     
  10. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I went on a date with a guy from CL on Friday and it was a really good experience. We had a great time, a great conversation, and he bought me a 40 dollar steak :p. So, I'm feeling pretty good about Craigslist :).

    Emerson
     
  11. mariahlullaby macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to take out that craiglist.com is a very awkward site to accidently type into the address bar, apparently.

    Craigslist.com, however, is great. I got my TV/DVD/VCR combo for my dorm room from there. Excellent transaction.
     
  12. true777 macrumors 6502a

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    Craig is the best. I've known Craig Newmark for 10+ years and he is awesome. He totally does this for his love of community, not for big bucks (they don't make big bucks, obviously).

    I have sold everything from the contents of whole apts to computers to lawnmowers, have rented out my place while on vacation numerous times, and found everything from babysitters to Valentine's dates to tickets for sold-out concerts.

    That reminds me... I need to go on CL to buy a couple of Ladytron tix for San Francisco tomorrow night right now... ;)

    CL is awesome.
     
  13. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    problem with Craiglist is wading thru the tons and tons of spam crap, selling iPods, cars etc etc

    As a buyer, its hard to actually get what you want if its something high profile, as about a million others got to it first.

    I think craiglist needs a global search, as right now u can only search one location at a time. though this sorta feeds back into the too many buyers, not enough sellers, already there.

    in truth I bought my matress on CL, sold a TV and Stereo in a day.
     
  14. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Absolutely. I've used Craigslist to find my last two rental units, a couch and chair, and a desk. There's not too much spam in those areas, and it's great for selling/buying bulky things that require local pickup.
     
  15. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    If you're specifically looking for free stuff, sign up to your local FreeCycle group. The main rule is that everything has to be free, if you ask for money you'll be banned.
     
  16. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    every single time I emailed someone to ask for something, it wasnt even replied to. in a "small" city like mine (college town only a city when class is in session 50k students makes a city dont it?) I couldnt get a damn thing.
     

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