Friday, November 16, 2007


I'm thankful for Craigslist!  Yes I am.  It's the best thing since sliced bread. 

You post a for-sale ad online, directed to people in your locale.  It's free.  People buy your stuff and pay cash.  It's a win-win situation.

Or you read other people's ads and find bargains.  Tonight somebody on my local Craigslist has five piggies for $5 each.  That's like free, folks.  Cliff's at work, so I guess somebody else will be the lucky buyer.   We won't even talk about all the $300 horses.

And then, there's THIS.  It's a professional meat grinder just like the one in the butcher shop where Cliff used to work.  For a fraction of the original cost.  We need it because of another thankful:  the grandson knows someone with three hogs, ready to butcher.  They will give us one, if Cliff will butcher all three in his shop.  And they'll come and wrap their own meat. 

I'm very thankful, even though I'm sure the meat grinder is already gone.

Craigslist is worth its weight in gold in entertainment value, if nothing else.  I can dream, can't I?


magran42 said...

I also really like Craig's List.  However, we must be careful.....there was a news story about a young lady that showed up for a baby sitting job from Craig's List and was murdered.  Never go alone to pick up purchases.  Caution is the word here.  When my daughter was selling things there, she would call me over when she had people coming....also she  would meet them OUTSIDE the house.  (thankfully all her items were small enough to do that)

fierrorachel said...

Hey Mom?  If there are still any $5 pigs tomorrow, I'll drive!  We'll even help buy feed!

exptmircle said...

I advertised on Craigslist yesterday for an Estate Sale.  I put up several pictures and did very well.  I am thankful for Craigslist too.

gen0507 said...

Oh, I'll have to check out Craig's list.  I heard about the girl that got killed.  That was terrible!  Yes, everyone use caution.


geocachelinda66 said...

Craigslist is great!  Linda

mutualaide said...

Oh, we love Craigsist!  Not so sure I'd want to watch the butchering, but hey, free meat is free meat.  My sister raises a pig (or would that be hog) every year.  When we visit, if pork is on the menu, I just don't tell my girls where it came from.  LOL

helmswondermom said...

That's the kind of meat grinder Thomas is looking for.  I guess I should start checking Craigslist more often.

robinngabster said...

I too love Craigslist!  I am currently using it to find a house...just in case we can't get into one on base.  

suzypwr said...

I found a nice piece of furniture on Craigslist, but haven't been back to look around in a while. Maybe I should!