For Sale, $5: Eskimo Lessons, Risque Ex-Girlfriend Pics
The recession has wreaked a lot of financial havoc, but it also created a lot of bargains—from luxury goods to new homes.
One Web site, Fiverr.com, captures the bargain-bin vibe of this economy, offering a Craigslist-like listing of goods and services people are offering for the low, low price of $5. Some of them are what you’d expect for five bucks — others are insane bargains:
If you're in to shameless self promotion, a user offers to make you a music video on Youtubefor $5 and another poster, who is actually the author of the TVstuff.comblog, offers to write you a “killer review + testimonial” for any product or service:
One entrepreneur will even create a “brilliant name” for your business for $5 – though you have to give him four days. But, he’s confident he can do it: “With the right name and marketing, you could sell somebody something they already own!” he says.
If you’ve ever threatened to throw your computer out the window, here’s a $5 bargain: One computer pro, with 18 years in the business, offers to give you “quick and easy-to-follow directions to make your computer run as fast as when you first bought it, or faster, for $5.”
Be careful who you scorn on the Internet: One woman offers to make a voodoo doll of your ex for $5, while another guy offers to sell you dozens of naked pictures of his ex-girlfriend for $5.
The best is the guy who will send you a sound file of him saying anything you want in his Philadelphia accent — all for $5.
There's also a section where you can suggest $5 gigs you'd like to see, including converting a PDF to a Web site and transcribing music into sheet music.
Oh, Internet. I can’t quit you!
What would you do for $5? Email me at email@example.com or drop a line in the comment box below.
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