EVEN MORE: my response to Rick goes even deeper into this
MORE: my second post on this blog gives more detail on this...
Craig: five, six years ago, I asked people: "Hey, how are we going to pay the bills?" (under "your economic model for craigslist?")
"we make enough to pay the bills and then go beyond that [my emphasis]" (8:46 mins into the interview ; close to the end of the interview) -- you don't say! like... tens of millions beyond it! and they continue to operate on a shoe string... (severely understaffed and severely unimproved -- function wise it could be much much better!) So where does all that money go? you guess!