Craigslist, a cesspool for casual hookups and lightly used Ikea furniture, recently became the setting for a scam when two brothers from Pittsburgh took thousands of dollars from hundreds of people. Daniel and David Isabella are accused of duping 250 users by offering them discounted concert and sporting tickets, but never actually delivering on their promise. Read More
Cronuts are hot right now. So hot, in fact, that a couple of regular Paulie Walnuts are amassing the delicious pastries and selling them on Craigslist at up to five times the original price.
The croissant-donut hybrid is sparking Magnolia-Bakery-in-2002 levels of buzz, although most have never even lain lips on its flakey, sugary layers. Cronuts are found at Dominique Ansel Bakery in SoHo — but only for a few minutes after the opening at 5 a.m., after which point they’re sold out.
But thanks to some Craigslist schemers, the hungered masses throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and sometimes Staten Island can get their mitts on the half-breed pastries. Read More
There are plenty of struggling writers in the city looking for a few extra dollars, so someone has smartly devised a plan to use their skills and to game the very legitimate review system on Yelp. As discovered by Eater, a posting on Craigslist (in New York’s writing/editing jobs section, natch) is hiring people for $25 to write “well-written” reviews on the complaint outpost website for the restaurants suffering with poor scores. In addition to having the penmanship of Frank Bruni, interested writers are required to have 50 reviews in their profile. Read More
If those Bitcoins are burning a hole in your electronic wallet, it might be time to cash out. So, we found something that’s totally worth it: a used, slightly damaged, red Mercedes Benz convertible for sale on Craigslist that’s accepting Bitcoin as payment.
And with the record values Bitcoins are trading at, what a deal she is! Despite the fact that the 2002 CLK430 is missing a large chunk on its left side (it has a “super clean interior,” though) it could be yours for just $3,500. Convert that to Bitcoin’s current value of $215 per coin, and this fixer-upper rings in at just 16 BTC. Read More
Not even monkeys are safe from insufferable April Fool’s Day jokes. The San Diego Zoo found itself in the crosshairs of a ridiculous Craigslist hoax Monday when somebody named “Andrea,” who identified herself as the zoo’s chimpanzee trainer, offered to give away two baby monkeys for free.
Like most decent Craigslist deals, the free monkey giveaway turned out to be a fake. San Diego’s hard-hitting 10News team tried contacting the scammer (“Andrea” didn’t pick up her presumably banana-shaped phone) and the zoo confirmed that no, they don’t just give monkeys away on Craigslist. Read More
If Your Name is Eric and You Love Talking About DOMA, There’s a Person on Craigslist Looking For You
Typically, the words DOMA, Prop 8, and SCOTUS don’t exactly get you in the mood, but they seem to be causing a swooning sensation in Washington D.C. over the past few days.
TPM spotted an influx of nervous lovers in Craiglist’s Missed Connections section for Washington D.C. Several romantically inclined people are posting messages in hopes of moving their lengthy debate sessions from the Supreme Court steps to more personal chambers. Read More
Hey, ladies! Are you 18-25? Are you attractive and looking to make a little extra dough? Do you sometimes miss the gender tropes of the Mad Men era and long to be treated like a nubile piece of furniture? Well, you’re in luck! Read More
If you’re in the market for a new pet, might we point you to this Craigslist ad, which is offering a “certified mini pig” named Leo. Leo maintains a robust social media presence both on Twitter and Instagram, and is looking for a forever home after his current owner found out she could no longer keep a pig in her tiny Soho apartment (surprise!). Read More