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This article was published on April 29, 2016

    Buy a piece of internet history on Craigslist for just $8 billion

    Buy a piece of internet history on Craigslist for just $8 billion
    Bryan Clark
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    Bryan Clark

    Former Managing Editor, TNW

    Bryan is a freelance journalist. Bryan is a freelance journalist.

    If you’re looking for a deal, Craigslist isn’t a terrible place to start. If you’re looking for a deal on an eight billion dollar company it’s probably best to look elsewhere, unless you’re in the business for a piece of history that’s fallen on hard times.

    According to a (obviously fake) Craigslist ad, your chance at owning an iconic company is really only an email (and roughly $8 billion) away.

    A rare find, this one-of-a-kind Internet original is now available to the public for a limited time.

    A beautiful piece in good-to-fair condition, showing some signs of wear but easily restored in the hands of the right person. Sadly, the original owners can no longer maintain it.

    Total package includes:

    * 1 billion users, more or less
    * Web email system (now 62% spam free!)
    * Bottomless archive of Kim Kardashian photos
    * Flickr & Tumblr
    * Fully equipped Nautilus gym
    * A really nice cafeteria
    * The Yahoo Weather app
    * Several warehouses filled with Kind bars
    * Katie Couric

    How can you pass that up?

    I’ve emailed the ad’s creator and expressed my interest. I’ll update should I hear back.

    In the mean time, can interested investors form an orderly queue in my inbox? I’m on a budget, but we can definitely work something out.