Craigslist Ad O’The Day: 30,000 Leaves For FREE!

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Always on the lookout for bargains, we found this compelling “free” Ad on Craigslist last week and just had to investigate:

seattle-tacoma craigslist > seattle > free stuff:

Leaves (curb alert!) many colors, shapes and sizes (Burien-just 5 mls. West of SeaTac)

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Date: 2008-11-07, 5:31PM PST

20 foot west of 4 Th. Ave S.W. on 144 St.

First come, first serve, must be at least 30,000 leaves.

Every kind of shape, size, and color you can imagine.

And even some you probably can’t.

You better hurry-wont last long?

So, like any good local blogger, we set out to uncover these “free” leaves which were piled up rather neatly in a huge mound on SW 144th, 20-feet west of 4th Ave SW and just north of the Burien Community Center:

And, as usual with media reports, this one’s greatly exaggerated – we spent 6.5 hours on our hands and knees (in the rain of course), and only counted 19,727 leaves, NOT over 30,000!

And that was after a recount too.

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