Have you found yourself saying, "Who do I have to blow around here to get gas?" in the wake of Hurricane Sandy's fuel shortage? Maybe it was a rhetorical question, but Craigslist has some literal answers. In a market of low-supply and high-demand, enterprising individuals have taken to the classified site to advertise their willingness to switch over to a new bartering system: ass for gas.
It's become increasingly difficult for people in New York and New Jersey to find gas to power their cars or generators—pumps are not working due to lack of electricity at some stations, while others have simply run out. The stations that do have gas are experiencing lines that sometimes go on for several blocks, with police directing traffic. It's so bad that a black market for gasoline has popped up.