Well, check thisout
I really do think it is a great site and when I first moved to the Bay Area (3+ yrs ago) I lived & died by it and I still rely on it heavily.
I've sold tickets, bought furniture, given & asked for advice, found really great friends, found a place to live, found original & different social activities and been entertained for hours on end.
For those of you unfamilar with it, it's a great website started by Craig (of course) originally in SF, but now all over. He has worked really hard to keep in free for the users and free of advertisements. He's done a really good job.
and a little more:
I love Craigslist! We found our china closet on Craigslist. We drove to SF for the day on a super hot day with our dog, then got the china closet at this fancy apartment right downtown (next to that big cathedral. Now I can't remember what it's called. It's at the top of the cable car line). It was such a fun experience! Hey, glad you did not drown!!
I post this because it reminds me that basic everyday needs come first.