Before we get into today’s contest It’s time to announce last week’s winner. That would be MamaLisa for this epic comment…
Ah, CraigsList, how do I count the ways? The reasons I boycott you? At first, it was simply because it was so hard to find what I wanted, such a pain to drill down, and so many of the ads didn’t even have photos — requiring me to call them or email or something. It just looked smarmy to me. I much preferred to do my shopping on eBay, where I could see a seller’s performance rating. I loved the ability to “watch” items, and it was so much easier to find the best price. So, poor usability and no way to judge the sellers before buying were my two main reasons for never using CraigsList.
Fast forward a few years, and I started hearing so many stories about criminals using CraigsList to find their next victims. I thought, “Ewww. I always new it was creepy. I knew it smelled bad.” And then, the sex crimes and sex trafficing reports started, and quickly started snowballing. The robberies and other such reports also seem to be snowballing, while Craig and his protege do nothing but cover their own asses.
I find it serendipitous that you mention the start of “Erotic Services” coincides with Buckner’s appointment as CEO. I am not one to judge people by their looks, but when you couple Buckner’s slimy sidestepping, dodging, and blame-shifting of the child trafficking issue with his creepy, sinister appearance — well, let me say, I have a feeling that Buckner is no stranger to the Sex Trade.
I will proudly wear my t-shirt, and I will proudly point people to CraigsCrimeList.com when they ask me why I wear the shirt. I’m sure a more than a few folks will say, “but it’s free! It’s great! I don’t have to pay to sell!” To them I will say, “Ask the young girls that are sold for sex on Craig’s List how free it truly is.”
It’s trenchreynolds.me but I’ll overlook it. But what a great comment.
But now on to this week’s contest which is the same as it has been.
Today is your chance to win a free craigscrimelist t-shirt emblazoned with the motto “Friends don’t let friends use craigslist.” But…wait for it…only one is being given away this week.
As before the rules are simple. Please comment on this post why you are boycotting craigslist or why you don’t use craigslist in the first place or why you think it’s a bad idea to use craigslist.
Please use the e-mail address you would like to be contacted at in the e-mail address field.
If you have entered before and have not won you can enter on this and future posts as well.
This contest will end 8pm Eastern Time next Monday (9/6/2010) but there will be more chances to win shirts in the coming weeks.
Take a stand. Do the right thing. And you might win a shirt in the process.
It also wouldn’t hurt if you could Tweet this post or put in on Facebook.