I love Craigslist

March 20, 2004

Craigslist never disappoints. Yesterday I put my iPod up for sale and in less than ten minutes I received an e-mail from someone wanting to pick it up the next day (today). I had six e-mails within 30 minutes of putting it up. Unbelievable.

I'm sure I'll get a lot of e-mails asking why I'm selling the iPod, so I'm going to go ahead and briefly explain the reasoning. The truth is, I just don't have much use for it lately. It's a second generation model and I've had it for quite some time. It was especially useful during undergrad because I took a bus to/from school every day. I no longer do the bus thing and so the only time I actually use it is when I'm flying, which means that I've used it twice in the last four months. I figured I might as well offload it now while I can still get a decent amount for it (the fourth generation model is right around the corner).

Speaking of things I have no use for anymore, enter eBay. Though I've never had any real problems with the service and have a perfect feedback rating, it just doesn't make financial sense. There is no reason to take a percentage hit (twice if you use PayPal; everyone does) when you can get away with no hit and usually buy/sell the item much faster. Frankly, the only reason I see for using eBay at all is when I can't find a buyer/seller on Craigslist (it's location-based so there are obviously fewer people participating), which has yet to happen.

Now that that's out of the way, I'm headed up to San Francisco for an evening full of...

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