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Craigslist Removes Ads for Caffeinated Booze Four Loko

Craigslist and Four Loko
Here in New York, Four Loko has become a hot commodity. The highly caffeinated and alcoholic malt beverage has been the target of nationwide concern, but, in New York, the sale of the drink has been banned by the state Liquor Authority. With Four Loko recently banished from store shelves, some enterprising individuals took to Craigslist to sell the booze-laden energy drink on the black market. Shortly after State Senator Jeff Klein contacted the classified ad site, though, all listings for Four Loko have been removed. As it turns out, selling alcohol on Craigslist is against the site's terms of service, and is very likely illegal. (Shocker!) Klein also reached out to eBay to pull similar listings, and, although the site has yet to officially reply to the state senator, a spokesperson told the Daily News that selling caffeinated alcoholic beverages on the site is not permitted. In fact, sale of alcohol on eBay is prohibited in the U.S. with only a few exceptions.

So, sorry folks; you'll have to go somewhere other than eBay and Craigslist for your Four Loko fix. But, trust us, you really don't want to drink the stuff anyway; it tastes like medicine, will give you heart palpitations and leave you with the worst hangover you've ever experienced. Just trust us on this one.

Tags: alcohol, blackmarket, craigslist, drinking, ebay, FourLoko, law, top, web

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