Master Troll Puts Up Yahoo For Sale on Craigslist For $8 Billion


Yahoo’s first quarter earnings released on Tuesday were apparently so bad that CEO Marissa Mayer has put the company up for sale on Craigslist.

Or at least that’s what the prankster who listed the ad would have you believe. (The ad contact’s name is listed as “Marissa.”)

As Mayer and Yahoo’s board mull over selling the company amid declining revenue, a humorous ad posted to Craigslist: San Francisco — Yahoo is based in Sunnyvale — on Thursday makes light of the company’s misfortune.


Keeping things realistic, the sale price listed on the ad for the “one-of-a-kind Internet original,” “$8 billion or B/O,” is at the high end of the range that’s been reported for what the company could sell for.


Another funny jab: the ad is listed in Craigslist’s antiques section.

“A beautiful piece in good-to-fair condition, showing some signs of wear but easily restored in the hands of the right person. Sadly, the original owners can no longer maintain it,” reads the ad.

According to the ad, the lucky buyer of the beleaguered internet giant will be getting:

  • 1 billion users, more or less
  • Web email system (now 62% spam free!)
  • Bottomless archive of Kim Kardashian photos
  • Flickr & Tumblr
  • Fully equipped Nautilus gym
  • A really nice cafeteria
  • The Yahoo Weather app
  • Several warehouses filled with Kind bars
  • Katie Couric

While the ad is funny, it’s probably a safe bet Mayer won’t be emailing it around to her friends.

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