Craig's List

Friday, February 02, 2007

Craig’s List is a funny thing. A little over a year ago I was getting a new fridge for my apartment and decided to sell the old one on Craig’s List. I figured someone might want it, and I could use the cash. The first bunch of emails I got in response to my posting was somewhat creepy and possibly threatening, things like, “What is your address? When will you be home?” About the sixth email I received came from a co-worker, and not just any co-worker, it was from the girl who sat right next to me, and she had just sent it. I tapped her shoulder and said, “Hey, do you really want the fridge?” without even stopping to think how coincidental this was. She looked at my in awe and said, “It’s your fridge?” We had a good laugh, and she ended up buying my fridge.

Yesterday I emailed about that blue Danish daybed. The seller got back to me later in the day, and the name on her email seemed very familiar. It took me a second to figure it out, but I realized that she is a photographer who has worked with my publication on several occasions. What are the odds? I’m starting to think that I am one of the only people buying and selling household goods on Craig’s List.


Elizabeth said...

This happened to me buying a jacket on eBay. When I asked the seller if I could just pick it up from her it turns out it was an old co-worker who lived 2 blocks from my job. She got cash for the coat and I saved on shipping.

sfgirlbybay said...

It happens to me and my friend Lisa all the time. We both answer each other craigslist ads way too often. Now we've started to say "Is this you?" and get a good laugh.


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