Lost ring found on craigslist, the hard way
Posted on November 17th, 2009 by Craig Newmark
Here's a brief version of what I heard from Julie M and Pete J:
… we were enjoying our Honeymoon in Maui and decided to take some surf lessons. We had a great time, even got up a time or two; and were getting ready for dinner when Pete realized his 7-day old custom-designed wedding ring, was not only gone … but likely swallowed up by the ocean during surf lessons. Not. Good. News.
… I looked up the beach name, and posted an ad on Craigslist.org which I have duplicated here to emphasize the incredibleness of the story.
Fast-forward 3 weeks later, to my living room as we received an email from a man named Mike entitled "The Ring. Picture" and there it was! Mind you this email was from a man we never heard of, who had nothing other than the description above for his search. Turns out Mike had the right underwater equipment and had been looking daily since our Oct 21st posting; in water and waves up to his chin. When we first spoke, the first
thing he said was "the ring was a lot farther off shore than I originally thought."