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Ill-Advised Craigslist Deal: Pound of Pot for Snowmobile

Unfortunately for Oregon guy, Craigslist seller of snowmobile was state trooper

(Newser) - Recreational marijuana is legal in the state of Oregon, but what's not is trading a bunch of it for a recreational vehicle—and it's extra likely to come to light if a cop is the one selling said vehicle. But Jason Owen allegedly tried to do just that... More »

With Its Newest Feature, Facebook Takes on Craigslist

Facebook wants to make it easier for you to unload that pair of skis that's been sitting in your garage since 2002

(Newser) - Today, Facebook announced a new platform-wide, local buy/sell marketplace—simply titled Marketplace. The functionality will be familiar to many users of Facebook, who may already be members of local buy/sell/trade Facebook Groups. Users can post an item for sale, specify a pickup location, and other users can bid or buy... More »

Woman Selling Breakup Blender on Craigslist

It's a reconditioned Vitamix

(Newser) - "Who buys someone they're dumping a Vitamix?" That's the question of a Brooklyn woman selling a certified reconditioned 5200 series Vitamix online, Daily Dot reports. The appliance—asking price just $400—indeed was a break-up gift of sorts. "He clearly wants to break up, but makes... More »

Twisted Craigslist Ad Tells San Diego 'You Are Next'

'We need more Orlando's (sic),' the post read

(Newser) - The FBI and the San Diego Police Department are trying to track down the person behind a Craiglist ad that threatened San Diego's gay community with an Orlando-style massacre. "We need more Orlando's (sic)" read the now-deleted ad in the site's "Men Seeking Men" section,... More »

Craigslist Sale of Printer Leads to $12K in Legal Fees

Seller ran into someone who loves to sue

(Newser) - Next time you innocently put something up for sale on Craigslist, remember the tale of Doug Costello. As the Indianapolis Star explains, Costello sold a $40 printer in 2009 to Indy resident Gersh Zavodnik. The 54-year-old Zavodnik claims it didn't work and soon initiated legal action. It's something... More »

Dad Sells Son's SUV for 'Smokin Dope and Acting All Thug'

And the 18-year-old skipped work

(Newser) - In the latest episode of parenting gone viral , a man in Jacksonville, Fla., has sold his son's SUV after the 18-year-old committed a variety of offenses, including losing his job for being a no-show for two days, the Orlando Sentinel reports. "I have my son's truck up... More »

$700 Jalopy on Craigslist Was Million-Dollar Corvette

Sometimes gems lie underneath the 'gaudy purple paint, poorly applied'

(Newser) - Anybody can go poking around Craigslist and find a junker car for $700. But nobody at all snapped up a jalopy listed five years ago and described thusly: "SERIAL # X53L on documented 1953 pre-production Corvette Frame. We believe this to be a 1953 Pontiac prototype that was to... More »

Cops: Craigslist Mover Swipes Couple's Stuff

He allegedly made off with more than $30K of their belongings

(Newser) - Craigslist can be a great place to rent an apartment, buy a used microwave, and hire some movers—provided you don't mind if those things are roach-infested, busted, and wildly untrustworthy, in that order. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a Missouri man has been charged with felony theft after... More »

Craigslist 'Missed Connection' Hailed as Best Ever

A man met a woman on the last day of 1972, and decided not to kill himself

(Newser) - A week after a man flew four B-52 sorties over Hanoi, dropping a total of 48 bombs over an unknown number of homes, he holed up in an apartment in Boston with a fifth of Tennessee rye and a Smith & Wesson Model 15, and vowed, upon returning from a... More »

After DWI Arrest, Texas Student Drives Barbie Jeep

Tara Monroe spent $60 on her new ride because biking 'really sucks'

(Newser) - When Texas State University industrial engineering junior Tara Monroe had her license suspended last March for refusing to take a breathalyzer test upon leaving a Waka Flocka concert, her father drove to San Marcos and swapped her car for a bike. But "riding a bike around campus sucks,"... More »

Guy Used Craigslist Sex Ad to Harass FBI Agent: Feds

In further proof that no good ever comes from Craigslist sex ads

(Newser) - A Pittsburgh man has been indicted on charges he stalked and harassed an FBI agent who had once investigated him by posting a fake Craigslist sex ad that included the agent's phone number and address. The interstate stalking charge against 47-year-old Frederick Banks was unsealed this week. A federal... More »

Cops: Baby Taken From Mom's Womb in Grisly Stabbing

Victim who responded to Craigslist ad for baby clothes was 7 months pregnant

(Newser) - A 26-year-old woman who showed up at a Longmont, Colo., home yesterday to purchase baby clothes she saw advertised on Craigslist was stabbed and beaten, allegedly by the 34-year-old woman who lived there—who police say then reportedly "removed" the unborn child from the mother's womb, the Longmont ... More »

Waiter Uses Craigslist to Hunt Ladies Who Stiffed Him

'Maybe this is love?' Kansas City server writes in his 'missed connections' post

(Newser) - It isn't the money that Stephen O'Laughlin lost during his waiter's shift at a Kansas City, Mo., restaurant that bothers him—it's the principle of being stiffed. "There are so many waiters and bartenders in the world, and I feel like it’s a story... More »

New Trend: Police Stations as Craigslist 'Safe Havens'

Authorities urge buyers, sellers to meet there just in case

(Newser) - It's understandable if you're a bit nervous about meeting up for a business transaction with a stranger you met on Craigslist—but in Illinois and many other places, you may not have to. Police departments in the state are starting to offer up their lobbies as "safe... More »

Craigslist Personals Drive HIV Spike

A decade of research shows a 16% jump in transmissions when Craigslist arrives

(Newser) - Those "personals" ads on Craigslist are bringing more than hot dates to a neighborhood near you. When Craigslist enters a new market, the rate of reported HIV cases in the area jumps 16%, according to new research out of the University of Minnesota and published in the journal MIS ... More »

Man Charged With Murder of Craigslist Car Buyers

Suspect lured Ga. couple, shot them in head: cops

(Newser) - A tragic end for the Georgia couple who vanished while trying to buy a car on Craigslist . Police say two bodies found in the woods outside McRae, near where the couple's 2003 GMC Envoy was discovered submerged in a lake, are indeed those of Bud Runion, 69, and his... More »

Bodies Found in Search for Craigslist Car Buyers

Suspect in Ga. deaths turns himself in

(Newser) - A tragic end to the search for Bud and June Runion : Bodies believed to be the missing couple have been found along with their SUV, police in Georgia say. The couple had traveled around 200 miles to buy a 1966 Ford Mustang from somebody who answered their Craigslist ad, but... More »

Couple Go Missing After Arranging Craigslist Meeting

Ga. couple were trying to buy classic car

(Newser) - Days of frantic searching have turned up no trace of a Georgia couple in their 60s who vanished after going to buy a classic car from somebody on Craigslist. Bud and June Runion are believed to have traveled more than 150 miles from their home in Marietta to McRae last... More »

Couple Killed After Meeting Stranger Through Craigslist

They had reportedly arranged for sexual encounter

(Newser) - A pregnant Michigan teenager was strangled and her boyfriend was decapitated after apparently connecting with a stranger through Craigslist for a sexual encounter, police said yesterday. Emails indicate that Brooke Slocum, 18 and eight months pregnant, connected with the suspect, 31-year-old Brady Oestrike, through a Craigslist ad and arranged a... More »

Kansas City Parents Shot Looking at Craigslist Car

Suspects may have robbed another man of an Xbox earlier that day

(Newser) - A Kansas City couple who went to check out a car they saw on Craigslist were shot and robbed Wednesday night, USA Today reports. They had wanted to purchase the vehicle for their 16-year-old son, who was with them but not injured. Police say the 53-year-old dad and his son... More »

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