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    best be watching your local craigslist

    So every morning when i get to work i do a little browsing over a cup of coffee. I usually hit the news, swellinfo, the facebook, and craigslist board listings.... and it paid off....

    I picked up a brand new board in my exact dims (6'4x20x2.5) for 100 bucks last night. BRAND NEW. No logo, not signed by a shaper, but it looks like a solid shape. Nice meaty hp shortboard. 100 BUCKS!!!!!. Win-win.

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    sweet... You can find almost anything on craigslist - especially in the more populated areas.

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    hmmm... that sounds a lot like my routine... lol

    post some pics

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    Yeah man good call, I've bought all 4 of my boards on craigslist. Most I've spent on one was $125 for a custom AJW shaped for Rob Brown (rides for Zoo York). You can find some sick deals on there for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallysurfr View Post
    hmmm... that sounds a lot like my routine... lol

    post some pics
    will do when I get home. Unreal deal. Now i just need a wave or two.....

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    yeah, craigslist for LA, SF, NY, CHI, SD etc... are off the charts... there are thousands of posting per minute. I would say there are 20-30 new boards on my local one everyday...

    I got a 70 inch HD tv from some rich a-hole who upgraded 2 years ago. It was like a 2,000 dollar tv and I paid $50.00 and had to haul it...

    I have gotten tons of free sh** off there too... When i first moved out west and was a surf-bum kid, I would post messages about how I was broke and needed replacement fins or a board. I was donated 2 boards and multiple sets of old FCS fins....

    I have gotten free mecahnical work... I used to have a jeep. I would post motor head questions in the Auto section, and 20 guys would hit me back saying, dude bring it by, i will check it out for free...

    I mean, you can use it for anything.

    I posted an ad looking for a Ravens Bar, and found out Chris Mcallister owns a bar 3 miles up the road!!!

    Not to mention you can even buy hookers on it! Not bad!

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    interesting find when i just googled "who owns craigslist"

    Believed to be owned by Craig Newmark, Jim Buckmaster, & eBay
    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craigslist
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    The service was founded in 1995 by Craig Newmark for the San Francisco Bay Area. After incorporation as a private for-profit company in 1999, Craigslist expanded into nine more U.S. cities in 2000, four each in 2001 and 2002, and 14 in 2003. As of September 2007, Craigslist had established itself in approximately 450 cities in 50 countries.

    As of 2007, Craigslist operates with a staff of 24 people.[1] Its sole source of revenue is paid job ads in select cities ($75 per ad for the San Francisco Bay Area; $25 per ad for New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, Seattle, Washington D.C., Chicago and recently Portland, Or) and paid broker apartment listings in New York City ($10 per ad).

    The site serves over nine billion page views per month, putting it in 56th place overall among web sites world wide, ninth place overall among web sites in the United States (per Alexa.com on January 10, 2008), to over thirty million unique visitors. With over thirty million new classified advertisements each month, Craigslist is the leading classifieds service in any medium. The site receives over two million new job listings each month, making it one of the top job boards in the world.[2] The classified advertisements range from traditional buy/sell ads and community announcements, to personal ads.

    In December 2006, at the UBS Global Media Conference in New York, Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster told Wall Street analysts that Craigslist has little interest in maximizing profit, instead preferring to help users find cars, apartments, jobs, and dates.[3][4]

    The company does not formally disclose financial or ownership information. Analysts and commentators have reported varying figures for its annual revenue, ranging from $10 million in 2004, $20 million in 2005, and $25 million in 2006 to possibly $150 million in 2007.[5][6][7] It is believed to be owned principally by Newmark, Buckmaster, and eBay (the three board members). eBay owns approximately 25%, and Newmark is believed to own the largest stake.

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    Yeah, we all got to know the real craig a few years back when someone killed a hooker from a craigslist ad... His face was all over the bay area for a while...

    Not sure how they make so much money. No ads. You really only have to pay for employment ads.... interesting financial figures.

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    yall better step yo game up

    rapper "Slim Thug" recently got some heat for posting an ad in the M for WW casual encounter section, which either means men for 2 women or men for white women. Either one is pretty awesome. Anyways, he then posted up on his facebook "just put out another craigslist sex ad, y'all better step yo game up"

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    yeah, craigslist for LA, SF, NY, CHI, SD etc... are off the charts... there are thousands of posting per minute. I would say there are 20-30 new boards on my local one everyday...
    No kidding, almost 9 pages this week just S.D. area. Just blown away what their asking for old "Skip Frye's" His old sticks bringing more $$$ than earlier shapers of his era, One of his Eagle LB was $2800 on craigslist and cheaper fun shape that was 70's vintage G&S Frye shaped rode hard hung up wet for $1200.