Archive for the ‘Economy’ Category

ARRRR! Pirate Ship sells for $80,000 on CL

May 23, 2013

As reported on CNN:

Now the buccaneering boat has been sold to the History Channel for $80,000, after being advertised on classifieds website Craigslist.

“It’s probably the most photographed ship on the Mississippi River,” Woodson, from St Louis in Missouri, told CNN.

“We get a lot of kids running along the shore, trying to catch the cannonballs as we go by,” he said, referring to the 4-inch sponge balls shot from the ship.

Trading Post

July 29, 2010

Enterprising CL user Steven Ortiz has reportedly traded his way up from an old cell phone to a porsche in Glendora, CA.

Not bad, although fellow barterer Kyle MacDonald traded up from a red paper clip to a house in Saskatchewan in 2008.

Hmmm, wonder what I could get for 10 tea bags of rich, robust Guayaki fair trade Yerba Maté?

Barter Economy

April 12, 2009

As we’ve seen during down economies in the past, growth in usage of the “barter” section of craigslist is accelerating, up more than 100% in the last year alone:

Obama Seeks Commerce Secretary, Skiis

February 13, 2009

Breaking news on Huffington Post:

“The position of Commerce Secretary is too important to remain unfilled another day,” Mr. Obama said.  “That’s why it is absolutely essential that this Craigslist thing work.”

President Obama reportedly scanned the “sporting goods” category for bargains while he was at it.

Fired Sale

January 23, 2009

CNBC reports that the office furnishings of former Merrill CEO John Thain arebeing liquidated on CL in a veritable “fired” sale, e.g. “Chandelier, still sparkles despite the current economic environment $37 K.”