argh, craigslist!

Nothing is every simple, is it?

All I wanted to do was post two items I wanted to give away on Craigslist (CL). I spent a few minutes this morning taking and cropping pictures, writing witty little descriptions and (what I think is) posting on CL.

I end up getting two emails which look like confirmations that the ads have posted. Fast forward 12 hours and I started to get a little depressed. I’m thinking to myself, “Honestly, does no one want a free TV…? My how the world has changed…”

Then it dawns on me, I check my email. I re-read what was sent and I realize that I had to click a link to confirm my email address AND THEN click a link to confirm the posting & post it. ARGH!

Nothing was ever posted on CL, however it is now Saturday evening and I doubt anyone will really be perusing the thing for my free crap tonight.

Anyone want a 26” CRT TV or dining room table?

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Update 7/27: After successfully posting the ads I received approximately 200 emails in twelve hours. Did I mention that these 8 hours were between 7:30pm and 7:30am Saturday evening – Sunday morning. Apparently ‘free’ interests a lot of people. I had to remove the posts just to be able to read through the emails.

Unfortunately even though a ton of people seemed interested, everyone one who I contacted either ignored my emails or phone calls. It took me until today to find someone who was willing to drive to my place and remove the items. Apparently it’s one thing to be interested, but its another to be interested and have the ability to get off the couch and do some light lifting…

All-in-all not a bad experience, but it still would have been easier to take an axe to the thing and throw it in the trash. America, you have failed me with your indifference.

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One Response to argh, craigslist!

  1. Carl A says:

    Let me know how that goes, I am trying to give some stuff away as well and eBay is too much hassle to skim me my profits three different ways.

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