We all love Craigslist, right? I recently made a Craigslist purchase which underscores the huge deals you can take advantage of on the site.
I’ve had an old Canon PowerShot S330 2.0 megapixels since my 27th birthday thanks to my ex-boyfriend. He no longer talks to me, by the way. If his girlfriend can’t get over how hot I am, I guess if I were her, I’d make him stay away from me too!
So I’ve been schlepping this vintage Canon all over the world. In South Africa, my friends were making fun of how ginormous it is. With my recent bonus, I figured it was time to upgrade.
I knew I wanted a Canon Powershot. They’re very popular which makes it easy when you ask people to take a picture of you in front of something silly like…I don’t know…the Eiffel Tower. I decided on the SD450 5.0 megapixels. It’s small and thin just like me. I found it on Costco.com for $400 with $80 in rebates, which is a steal at $320. I was about to type in my credit card digits when I thought to check Craigslist.
Dude, this dude was selling a brand new one for $300! He had a UCSF email address—that’s legit to me. Said his girlfriend wanted a camcorder for her birthday instead. I was like, “Dude, you need to ditch the high-maintenance ingrate.” On top of that, he said he would bring the camera to my place. He was going out of his way to sell this thing.
I told him I’d meet him at Canvas, a café close to UCSF. He was there with the brand new packaged camera plus a photo album kit PLUS a Coach carrying case. All of that for $300. And no tax!
So before you buy, do a search on Craigslist. And if you never read one of my old blog stories about a high-paying part-time job I found on Craigslist. Here’s the link.