Friday, August 28, 2009

what beats moveout weekend? golden state shenanigans

this weekend is serious prime time for craigslist buys, as people prepare to hop like electrons (or fleas) from one apartment to the next in time for that september 1st turnover of their lease.

but if you think boston's resale scene is hopping, you ain't seen nothing yet. leave it to the left coast to take things to the primetime:

Seeking Cash, California Turns to a Tag Sale

“This is a win-win for the state and shoppers,” said Mr. Schwarzenegger, who ordered the similar sale in 2004, just after being elected.

Among the vehicles are five “CHiPS”-style BMW motorcycles, dozens of former highway patrol cars, and an untold number of Chevy Cavaliers, apparently California’s governmental car of choice. The governor even autographed the visors of some of those vehicles to help move merchandise

who knew? ahnold loves a yard sale. read the entire article over at the new york times.

this is a beautiful thing, y'all, a beautiful thing. be moved, and keep california in your heart as you swoop down on fabulous bargains this weekend. i can't promise a CHiPS motorcycle, but i would also be foolish to completely rule that shit out. happy hunting!

it IS wonderful (specifically, this song).

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