Who is Craig?

Craig’s List? I am not sure who “Craig” is, but  I just had an experience with him it this weekend. As part of my chore list and de-cluttering, I took the opportunity to put some items up for sale on Craig’s list to see if I could sell them. Wow! I literally put something on there and it sold in ten minutes and is the quickest cash I have ever made. I have sold many items on eBay before and that seemed easy to me. However with eBay, you need an account, the listing process is probably a couple minutes longer, there is a slight cost to sell on there, and you have to ship it to the lucky seller. With Craig’s list, I did not need an account, it took two clicks, it was free, and you did with local people that can come and pick up the item. It was practically effortless.

I put a girl’s bin organizer on Craig’s list to sell and within ten minutes I received an email from someone who wanted to buy it. She met me the next day and picked it up and gave me cash-the exact asking price I posted! It took me longer to go and pick this out at the store when I bought it than it did to sell it. That is amazing. This is a great testament to technology and how with a couple of clicks, you can have an individual yard item sale. I am not sure who Craig is or what is the history behind this new “local yard sale technology”, but I am glad because it brought me some easy money. It is worth trying.

All Apple

I got my iPhone February 2010 and that was my first introduction into an Apple product. I got the iPhone simply because everywhere I went I saw them and people kept raving about it. PLus, I was disgusted with my cell phone, the Motorola Krave. Up until that point, I had never been that big on having the latest and greatest cell phone. So, when I got the Krave I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone of both price and style. My husband was in the store strongly persuading me for once to get what I want and stop being cheap. You see, I was in the store and loved the Krave but did not love the price. It literally had just come out the week before and it was $300. Well, I stepped out of my safety zone, bit the bullet, and bought it. I loved it the first two years, but it quickly was out of style and too cumbersome to use. It was not a smart phone either.

So, when I got the iPhone, it was my first smart phone and I was instantly in love. Well, in the past two weeks I have bought an iPad and an iMac. Now, I can truly say I am in love with Apple. I have not quite learned about the things both devices will do, but as I keep learning daily I continue to love the seamless integration between all the products and just the capability of them. It has been interesting switching from a PC to a Mac and just like they say…I am not sure I will go back. The iMac has the brightest, clearest screen and graphics that I have seen. The greatest fun I have had so far has been in iPhoto. I imported all of my pictures and I have been able to organize all of them by events which is wonderful. My pictures have never been that organized! Also, I can use my wireless keyboard from my iMac with my iPad. This comes in handy when I am typing notes on my iPad or responding to my email and do not want to use the touch keyboard on the iPad. Again..a seamless integration of all products.

There is so  much more I can continue to rave about, but I will save for a later post. I am only a week in so I am sure there is more to come. As of now, I can say I am truly an Apple girl!

Gotta Have It

The challenge question for the week is: “What is the one piece of technology you can’t live without?” When I read it, I had a quick, simple answer-my iPhone! There is no rival, without question. I absolutely love my iPhone. I have had it now for a year and I rely on it heavily. Before my iPhone, I had the Blackberry Curve and I didn’t have any complaints. But that fell right in line with the adage that says “You can’t miss what you never had!” So true. I was ok with the Blackberry because I didn’t know there was another greater, better device.
I use my phone for primarily checking my work email. But, I also use the Internet to browse and search any and every thing. And of course, I love the apps. Everything to weather, to recipes, and to navigation. It’s quick, user friendly and resourceful. If I do not have my phone when I leave, that is definitely a stop, turnaround and go back situation.
All I can say is…I gotta have it!