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Craigslist

A website of classified ads and community notices that serves an urban area. It was started in 1995 in San Francisco by Craig Newmark and has since spread to hundreds of cities in more than 50 countries. Listings are free, but job and rental postings in major cities are paid. For more information, visit www.craigslist.org.

Old Fashioned and Thriving
Instead of a glitzy home page with animations, banner ads and eye candy, craigslist home pages are mostly columns of text. However, Newmark's philosophy of keeping things simple has caused Craigslist to rival eBay and Amazon in number of online users wanting to buy and sell. While eBay and Amazon are public companies with thousands of employees, Craigslist is a private company with less than three dozen. See Angie's list.
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If you can't find one for a deal on Craigslist.org, which is a great place to find common farm implements for cheap, shop around and find a reasonably priced unit.
To avoid breaking the bank, scrap yards, antique stores, farm auctions, Craigslist.org, and classified ads will be your best friends, and look beyond traditional tools.
Two other factors also affect the retail sector, Nelson said: smartphones and diversion of some sales to non-retailers through sites such as Craigslist.org. "One retail killer is the smartphone," he said.
Morgan, 18, of 7 Nancy Drive, Rutland, was charged with intimidation of a witness after he allegedly posted an advertisement on Craigslist.org.
The latter two groups were started by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay.com, and Craig Newmark, the founder of CraigsList.org, respectively.
But many young adults have adapted and are content to live with less: They're in no hurry to purchase homes or take on debt, instead renting modest apartments and sharing services like wireless; they prefer living close to work, avoiding cars and long commutes; when they travel, they stay with friends or strangers who offer low-cost accommodations; they share tools, cooking utensils and clothing - and the first stop for many shoppers is now thrift stories or craigslist.org. The cost-saving trends are catching on among all demographics, and new internet businesses like Zipcar, Taskrabbit and Airbnb are responding.
According to the owners, this move would form the world's largest classified website after US-based Craigslist.org and China's 58.com, the FT said.
According to the owners, this move would form the worlda[euro](tm)s largest classified website after US-based Craigslist.org and Chinaa[euro](tm)s 58.com, the FT said.
Other singles posted ads on Craigslist.org and OKCupid.com, seeking apocalypse-themed dates, "casual encounters" and even "end of the world sex."
Michael Lynn Marks, 38, earlier pleaded guilty to multiple counts of first-degree theft and first-degree forgery in a scheme that duped people into accepting bad checks for cars offered for sale on the online advertising site craigslist.org. He did the deals on weekends when banks were closed and sellers couldn't cash the bad checks.
For supplies, he cruises the downtown neighbourhoods, jumps at any opportunity to salvage wood and metal from renovation or demolition sites, hits auctions, surfs the free section on craigslist.org, and has a few rural farmer connections with Some unique, long-forgotten items.
Brody humored the audience by suggesting the portability provision may avail enterprising individuals who plan to remarry of an unconventional sales opportunity: posting the unused exemption as a classified ad on craigslist.org.