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Craigslist karma: goes around comes around

Remember this? I've been having so much fun with craigslist lately! I wanted that typewriter so bad, but it was removed from the site before I could ask for it. Then, we tried to sell a mixer and suffered an ordeal with a buyer who went through all the trouble of haggling but never came to our house or responded to further emails. What a maroon.

I just couldn't get that typewriter out of my head, though, and I decided to post a WANTED ad in the off-chance that someone else might be looking to get rid of one. Sure enough, a few hours later I got a response from the guy who had posted the original Smith-Corona portable manual typewriter that had ignited my lust in the first place! He still had it because--get this--the guy who he agreed to give it to never showed up to claim it! Oh yes. The click-clack of little keys in my house is music to my ears.



Is it weird that I'm more excited about a free, old typewriter than my expensive, new computer?

2 comments:

drvono said...

This is sweet, man. Now I want one too. I always used to use one when I was in elementary school.

What's your expensive new computer

sui generis said...

Note I say expensive but I mean less than 1/3 of what the G5 cost... and less than the computer that it's replacing!

It's an AMD 64 |3000+ ATHLON 64 754P RT? 1GB RAM, 64MB video card, um, the sound and ethernet are built into the motherboard which is awesome.

I don't know what any of the technical crap means any more. I guess you can tell by the fact that I had my little brother build it.