About Craigslist Free Stuff

I love Craigslist. Good place to buy and sell locally. But I decided to shy away from ever giving anything away anything on Craigslist after reading this:

Family Loses Everything After Craigslist Post Gone Terribly, Horribly Wrong

Facing foreclosure on their home of 20 years, Pam Hobbs and her son lost even more when a yard sale posting on Craigslist gave people the impression that it wasn’t just the furniture in the driveway they were giving away for free. Folks were welcome to come into their home and take anything — and everything — they could get their hands on. Total. Chaos.

Terrible story. Even short of that, free stuff attracts people who can’t even afford the five dollar cover charge. A safer bet is to drop the stuff off at the nearest Goodwill or Habitat for Humanity.

2 Responses to About Craigslist Free Stuff

  1. Bill says:

    FYI – that link is malformed. It should be it: http://thestir.cafemom.com/home_garden/145816/family_loses_everything_after_craigslist. Probably need to add the “http://” part since it didn’t have a “www.”

  2. Les Jones says:

    Fixed! Thanks.