Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Craigslist gets some healthy competition in Washington

SEATTLE, Washington – (Jan. 22th 2009) – Want to buy and sell used outdoor gear and support a great cause at the same time? Well that’s exactly what you can do at WashingtonGearList.com (WGL). Entrepreneur Todd Disraeli has launched a new classifieds website that’s dedicated to outdoor enthusiasts in Washington. Its sister site, IdahoGearList.com, launched just 8 weeks ago and is already one of the most visited outdoor focused websites in the state.

“I wanted to create an outdoor gear classifieds website that’s free like Craigslist, but I thought it’d be far better to develop a community-centric site that serves Washingtonians, all of whom are always looking for a great deal to expand their quiver of outdoor toys and gear,” said Disraeli, a former AOL sales executive, landscape photographer and self confessed gearhead.

More importantly, WGL will donate a significant percentage of advertising revenue to various outdoor causes in Washington as well as G.O.O.D. (Great Outdoors Opportunities for the Disabled/Disadvantaged) a new organization formed by Chris Crawford the founder of RiverHelpers. “We all love the outdoors and the focus of G.O.O.D is to provide that enjoyment to those that are physically challenged or less fortunate. It’s a cause that Todd and I are very passionate about” said Crawford.

WGL’s categories include: Outdoor Sports & Fitness, Fishing & Hunting, Recreational Vehicles, Boats & Watercraft, Community Connection, and Get Outta Town. What can you expect to find on WGL? Everything…Fly reels, skis, ATV’s, cabin rentals, road bikes, RV’s, tents, kayaks, jet boats, hunting & fishing guides, climbing gear, and the list goes on.
WGL also features gear reviews, cool outdoor videos, and the latest outdoor conditions and reports. In the near future WGL will be adding an outdoor social networking site and hosting member submitted outdoor video contests.

“Everyone in Washington loves the annual ski swap in their home town, and some places have an annual bike swap, but why should people have to wait a year for the chance to buy or sell used gear?” Disraeli said. “Now there is a ‘swap’ open 24 hours a day to help meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts in Washington.”

Organic community-centric development is the WGL mantra. So if you’re a gearhead with a suggestion, or a company that wants to explore a partnership, you can contact them at 208-629-8049 or info@gearlistnetwork.com.

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