- Asshole #1: after we agreed on $250 via email, he calls me and says it's $275. Then it's $300. I should have kept saying yes and backed off the deal at the end.
- Asshole #2: after we agreed on $180 and a meeting time and place via phone call, he pulls a no-show/ no-call/ no-nothing on us... 30 minutes before the game!
But it did get me thinking on how Craigslist became what it is now. Craigslist used to be the place to go when you needed anything. It was the classifieds for the Internet generation, and it covered every aspect. Years ago in In Boston, I found a 1 month sub-lease, I found a temporary roommie, I even sold a Total Gym! In Chicago, I sold all my furniture, even the 230 pound TV! Good times. Now?
- Instead of being the mecca for house listings, it's filled the real estate agents; the listings most people are looking for are buried under
- In fact, you can say that about all the listings (except for garage sale) - tickets included... so many of them were ticket brokers
- Meaning, you can't really find what you need on craigslist most of the time.
A shame, really.