July 1, 2006
Craigslist Kind of a Day
The saga of "cleaning up" after our flooded basement from last October continues. Today I prepared 8 items for sale and posted them on Craigslist. Three of the items were offered for free, and I had at least 10 offers on each one within the first 2 hours. The sale items (furniture) have moved more slowly, but 12 hours after posting, I have either disposed of or have inquiries about 6 of the 8 items. Not bad! But more to go...
I'm really sold on the freecycling aspect of Craigslist. As the saying goes: one person's trash is another person's treasure. And recycling these gems keeps them out of landfills.
I've also been searching Craigslist for jobs in Austin for someone down there. Did you know that you can get $10 - $13 per hour for wearing an outfit and standing outside a new housing development holding a sign and trying to allure drivers-by to take a look? I keep flashing back to the poor guy who dressed up as the Statue of Liberty in February (yes, in Minnesota) to try to lure drivers into a strip mall near our house where a tax preparation service had set up shop (it was probably Liberty Taxes or something like that.) I'm glad he got $10-13 an hour!
Posted by hgroteva at July 1, 2006 7:00 PM | Technology