Craigslist, the classifieds and forums website, is undoubtedly one of the simplest yet most used websites in the world. Whether you are looking for an apartment to rent, an employee to hire, or a “missed connection” you’d like to get in touch with, Craigslist has become the go-to site to visit.
According to Expanded Ramblings, Craigslist draws in north of 50 billion page views per month from its approximate 60 million users. However, due to its geographical segmentation, the chances of one particular post (especially a property ad) drawing in over a million hits certainly seems quite rare.
Yet Brice Royer accomplished that feat with a property ad unlike any other. What was he selling in this ad? Unconditional love at the unbeatable price of $0. To fully understand this ad, here is the breakdown Brice posted:
Hello, I am selling unconditional love for $0.
Infinite square feet lot. Includes refreshing air, sunshine, the Earth, beautiful mountains and the ocean. A stunning ‘classic’ heritage made 4.5 billion years ago.
Address: Earth, Solar System, Milky Way.
Available now to serious buyers. Perfect for the first-time buyer and experienced investors feeling empty and trapped with stress and pressure to maximize Return on Investment because of family and stakeholders expectation.
I received it a long time ago when I was born. I received the gift of life from my parents, the sun, the water, the Earth, the air, a smile, a hug, a helping hand, without being asked anything in return. I didn’t earn any of them. They belong to public domain, the commons, “Mother Earth” or God, if you’re religious.
At some point, my ancestors were afraid and decided to own land that once belonged to everyone, sell services that were once freely given, and even own humans through debt. Since it was claimed or stolen by those who made the laws themselves with a series of ‘legitimate’ transfers, then any law that enforces private ownership is perpetuating a crime. Not all laws are morally just. Only recently, slavery was legal and women weren’t allowed to vote. Why pay for something that was stolen from you? They made a mistake. I’m sorry. Let’s start fresh with this new sale.
Although I am only one human and my time and resources are limited, my soul and the intention of love is eternal, and so is yours… and I would like us to share that experience.
I don’t accept cheques or mortgage payments, only cash payments of $0. You are also welcome to re-sale it for $0. But I must warn you… it will multiply once you do.
If you would like to join this incredible investing opportunity, you can email me by clicking on ‘reply’ to this post or visiting gifteconomy.ca
To see the full post, including some progress updates, comments, and frequently asked questions, be sure to check out Brice’s full post HERE.
The actual ad itself has been flagged for removal from Craigslist, however the intention behind Brice’s post and the world’s response to it is certainly quite powerful. Unconditional love is something that is hard to come by these days, and I’m personally happy to see how well-received and viral a post centered around it was able to go.
What are your thoughts on Brice’s craigslist post? Let us know via the comment section below.
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