Friday, December 10, 2010

Sleuthing it out

Any fleck of boredom has lately been cured with Craigslist. In the past, I've been overwhelmed by line after harsh blue-fonted line only a few minutes into perusing for, say, a Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams couch for $1.50. It's a lofty goal, I admit, and until a startling discovery called Craigseasy, I withered easily.

Not anymore, folks! Now that I can sort so swiftly, and most importantly by viewing lists of images, I am a Craigslist...dominatrix? That doesn't sound quite right (God help the google search), but in general, I am DOMINATING Craigslist.

Recent finds include a refinished daybed and trundle, a Pottery Barn seagrass chair that never actually got picked up (not the point!), and some disrespect for the owners of a certain antique shop in Crown Hill who obviously don't follow online etiquette.

But what I really want to talk about it how you search on Craigslist. Ebay is so much easier, they think of things for you! But Craigslist takes much more calculation.

I'll show you my keyword search list if you'll show me yours...

club chair
pottery barn chair
west elm
crate and barrel
garnet hill
restoration hardware
side table
slipper chair
cost plus
world market
pier 1
mitchell gold bob williams
design within reach/dwr
club chair/leather club chair

1 comment:

Maryann said...

THIS IS GOING TO CHANGE MY LIFE!! Thank you, Holly. And yes, google searches for Craigslist Dominatrix, be damned!