Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Craigslist fun

I have come to the conclusion that my local Craigslist is 98% useless to me.
Most things I wouldn't even want in my basement. Occasionally there is something nice for a million dollars. 
I moslyt troll the listings hoping for that 2% jackpot. Usually the nicely priced, cool item is something that I do not need so I keep watching and waiting, giggling at the listings.


OK, its mean to laugh at someone that can't spell but there are legions of people that do not know how to spell "MIRROR".

I looked up the word "Antique" and and none of the synonyms were "Gross". I cropped out the enormous dog cage pressed against it.


This one cracks me up every time! Listings for a "sitting" chair, is there any other kind?

5 large? Really? The listing says that it was originally $10,000. I wish them the best of luck with that listing.


If the word "beautiful" is used in the description, I have to look. Its like a car accident. I know I should just keep moving but I look anyway. It is almost always an item that that I would choose a very different adjective to describe.
Call me a snob but I can't help but wonder what this person would call ugly.

How is your Craigslist?

16 comments:

Kim said...

You know the saying ... One man's trash Another's treasure!! I just tried to sell some stuff on Craigslist ... and it was crazy ... I don't think there are really good buyers out there either!!

Kim said...

Well, except for Linda!!! xo

An Urban Cottage said...

$5000 for that sofa. I can't imagine anyone with $5000 to spend on a sofa choosing that.

I almost never look at CL but a woman I work with checks it almost every day and points out some really funny listings. Sometimes it's the bad spelling or malapropisms that make them funny.

StagerLinda said...

I love Craigslist! live in an area where there is a lot of downsizing and great bargains on quality furniture. Kerry, you have inspired me to write a post on some of my treasures!

Nancy said...

hilarious. You really have to be prudent and specific in your search for sure. It is really a hit-or-miss source for sure.
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

My Crafty Home Life said...

Clearly they need to sell the sofa to support their drug habit.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I did try it for my area rug! Nothing!!!!!!
It went on and on with images and descriptions that finally convinced me to STOP! FOR RELIEF, picked up my latest issue of Veranda!

Kristie Franklin said...

I've never purchased anything from Craigslist but have sold numerous items and have had a great success rate. I don't believe I've ever seen anything quite as ugly as the bottle in your last photo...things that make you go hummmmm!

Heir and Space said...

I get about 70% of the pieces that I refinish from craigslist, but I agree there is quite a bit of ridiculous junk posted, and quite a few ridiculous people posting them.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I've had moderate success finding good stuff. Mostly it's a needle in a haystack, though. I did find some cute mirrows for my bedroom and lots of rod iron for sale... really?

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Hartwood Roses said...

Let's not forget how many times we have seen "draws" instead of "drawers" when talking about a dresser.

Take a minute (or more) and visit 'You Such at Craigslist' You'll love it!
http://www.yousuckatcraigslist.com/

Vel Criste said...

Hahaha! you made me laugh, we're in the same boat dear, our Craigslist here is almost the same, nothing spectacular and a lot of way over-priced stuff!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Darling friend, I LOVE this post!!! LOL. Please make this a weekly series. I need to start trolling Craigslist.....maybe even sell a few pieces. Wish me luck!!

Stacey said...

Thank goodness for ebaby! LOL! My local Craiglist is useless too:-)

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Our Craigslist is pretty bad. I think some of the larger metropolitan areas may have some good items listed though. Our daughter in the Phoenix area has purchased some nice Pottery Barn furniture for cheap.

PURA VIDA said...

now this is a funny post that made me laugh. I look at it often too and not sure why? Mine is in Amarillo...in the Texas Panhandle...we get some doozy stuff too!