Shopping Online, Locally
A few Craigslist gifts culled from the thousands
If you must shop online this year, consider keeping your credit card secure and unburdened, and look instead at that great international flea market that is Craigslist. Not only will you keep your money local, so it bounces around the regional economy a while longer before being sucked away by some corporation headquartered in the South or overseas, but it also counts as a recycling. You’re reducing the consumer demand for more and more production by going with a secondhand gift.
And what gifts lurk there! Consider these:
For just $10, you can give someone this red leatherbound desk calendar, a promotional item for a shop that used to be in a plaza at Delaware and Great Arrow. Very cool memorabilia—and it will be completely accurate again in 2016!
Just $20. Caveat emptor: Make sure all the pieces are there.
Want to buy a rabbit? How about a four-month-old, for $40? He could go as big as 16 pounds, says the seller. A gift suitable for friend or enemy.
$100 or best offer. He helped to persuade the disparate tribes of the Iroquois confederacy to throw in together. Give someone a little important local history.
All from the Buffalo Bills’ Super Bowl years. Good late January reading for the melancholic Bills fan in your life. Just $20, cash and carry.
$3,000. Somebody has been trying to sell this thing on Craigslist for years. You can probably get the site’s habitues to pitch in and buy shares in the thing just so it’ll stop getting posted.
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