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Craigslist Goodies

There’s a Craigslist Black Market for iPhone 6 Line Sitters

Professional line sitters already camped out outside the Apple Store's Fifth Avenue location. (Twitter: Dan Benton)

Craigslist might be home to a ton of creepy job listings, but it can also be a valuable resource for people who vehemently hate waiting in line for stuff.

Take 2013’s cronut craze, for instance. New Yorkers who didn’t have the requisite 7485 hours to wait in line outside Dominique Ansel’s bakery could turn to Craigslist’s cronut black market, wherein people were purchasing the coveted baked goods, and selling them online at up to five times the original price.

With Apple set to unveil big news tomorrow, another such black market has emerged on Craiglist: iPhone 6 line sitters. For the low, low price of hundreds — or thousands, in one case — of dollars, impatient consumers can pay people to wait in line and purchase the newest iPhone for them, when it eventually hits stores at an unknown future date. Read More

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Craigslist Photog Charges $150 for Dating Profile Pics, Seems Totally Legit

She definitely captured her celebrity essence. (Facebook)

Not getting OkCupid dates? Maybe you need this creepy-sounding Craigslist photographer to take the “‘right’ kind of dating photos” for you.

For $150, desperate singles can pay an Upper West Side woman to take portraits for their online dating profiles, this Craigslist post advertises. The woman, who describes herself as a “social media and portrait photographer” (does she photograph social media?), claims to have been “doing this now for many years now,” so it definitely seems very legit. Read More

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Skip These Summer Jobs: 15 Insanely Creepy Craigslist Ads

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School’s almost out for summer! If you’re not one of the overachievers who’s been networking since November — or a rich kid who doesn’t know the meaning of “job” — you might be scrambling right now to find some summer employment.

If you’re in the latter category, there’s a good chance you’ve taken to perusing Craigslist. The site may have plenty of helpful job listings — but just remember that for every harmless “Dog Walker Needed” post, there are also at least seventeen listings demanding “Woman with Orgasmic Feet Needed For Sexy Photoshoot.” Read More

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Brothers Orchestrate Thousand Dollar Craigslist Scam But Don’t Think They Did Anything Wrong

Scam alert.

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

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Thriving Cronut Black Market Emerges On Craigslist

A cronut-pushing cat. (Photo: Craigslist)

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

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Hot New Job Alert for Struggling English Majors: Writing Fake Yelp Reviews

Chili's always scores 5 stars. (Photo: Yelp)

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

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We Found Your First Big Bitcoin Purchase: A Mercedes Convertible (Minus One Door)

"Super clean interior." (Photo: Craigslist)

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

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No, The San Diego Zoo Is Not Giving Away Free Monkeys on Craigslist

Not for sale. (Photo by Flickr)

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

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If Your Name is Eric and You Love Talking About DOMA, There’s a Person on Craigslist Looking For You

Maybe Eric? (Photo: Flickr.com)

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