So yeah, I bought a jogging stroller on Craigslist. I do not jog, as my body is not set up for that kind of thing. But as a minimalist, the stripped down nature of a jogging stroller speaks to my soul. Alas I’m no fool, at least not the kind willing to part with $150-$500 for this type of gadgetry.
Thus I spent a week subscribing to various RSS feed parameters/filters tuned to the Craigslist jogging stroller market. The going rate fell in the $45 – $75 range. One night, hours before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, DING, the feed went off, alerting me to a fab $10 jogging stroller. Such a deal! I haven’t bought much stuff on Craigslist, but I sure have sold a lot of crap. And let me tell you, it’s a 1st come/1st serve market. My fear of losing out on the jogging stroller bargain of a lifetime motivated me to drive 90 minutes in a squall. Also, I should mention that I paid for the stroller in change, further solidifying my membership in the Craigslist Characters Club. Have you ever dealt with a CCC member? Perhaps tomorrow I will tell you about some of the Craigslist characters I’ve met. They’re all weirdos.