About Findit Classifieds

Your Free Craigslist Alternative

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Rick Cable. My brother Richard and I created Findit Classifieds way back in 1997 in Houston, Texas as a spin off from another Internet advertising business we had started just a year before.

Sadly, Richard past from cancer in 1999 and never saw the completed product but I was determined to keep the site running out of love and out of pocket. Not really knowing what to do with it other than continue to build it.

For me, this site is 20+ year journey through web development and online marketing. For you, I've created a much needed alternative to Craigslist and am giving it away for free!

In my comitment to finding new and creative ways to provide a platform for safer online advertising, I've adopted the "Value for Value" model that I strongly believe in and have participated in with Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak on their No Agenda Show (Podcast).

I am extending their Value-for-Value model to this, my life's work. If this site has given you value, you can return the value and support my mission by:

  • Donate using the Paypal "Donate" button (above)
  • Tell a friend of family member about Findit Classifieds

The entire site was coded by me, alone. I've accomplished this over the course of the last 20 years, in my spare time. I currently work as a developer full-time but still find time on nights and weekends to continue development and day-to-day upkeep on the site. It is a labor of love.

I was happy to have completed the mobile friendly desgin upgrade in 2018 and hopefully a new messaging system and email improvements get done in 2019.

Findit Classifieds remains 100% Free for everyone except the bad guys as it is 100% self-funded by donations, some of my personal investments and the rest is my coding time of which there is very little lately with all my projects. All donations are used towards the continued development, upkeep and operation of the site.

This site is 100% FREE for you to advertise your For Sale by Owner type items or services at your own risk. We have most of the common advertising categories except for dating, we don't do dating ads.

Nowhere on this site will you be asked for any method of payment and Karma Rules. I only ask that you treat others with respect and be honest in your dealings, see my FAQ and know the rules.

If you're legit and play nice, you can stay. If you're not legit, everything is logged and time stamped and will be happily provided to law enforcement if requested.

Storing data costs money so we only ask for the minimum amount of info to advertise your item and we purge old and valueless data relentlessly.

Lastly, I run Findit on a shoestring budget so you might see some bugs in produciton from time to time and for that I'll just apologize in advance.

Thank you and please enjoy this 100% free, "no strings attached", free classifieds.

- Sincerely,

Rick Cable (Founder)

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