You can come across some really crazy ads on www Craigslist com.
It’s absolutely insane what some people are willing to say and advertise on Craigslist.
It’s better if people never posted some of the crazy things you see on that site.
There are some hidden gems for those miners willing to dig deep enough.
You can practically find anything on www Craigslist com if you look hard enough.
There is such a variety of stuff on the site that you’d be hard pressed to name something and not be able to find it there.
From expensive space shuttles (example in list to follow) to belly button lint (yuck!), you’ll find just about anything on there!
It’s like a garage sale, but on the internet.
The whole world is participating in this online garage sale.
You might even have sold or bought your first online item on Craigslist your self.
If you haven’t and are thinking about it, I would offer you a word of caution:
Watch out for scammers that ask for too much of your information.
Be firm and be cautious.
Have fun and be polite with the people you interact with.
Remember that they are people just like you.
Not everyone on Craigslist is trying to scam people.
So enjoy the process and laugh when you see something bizarre or out of the ordinary.
I do it all the time.
It’s good for your health and keeps you sane.
There was this one ad on Craigslist advertising a heart shaped potato.
Imagine cooking and serving that to your beloved.
It would probably be a really special treat.
There was another ad for a “mutt cutts chop top” car.
I scrolled down to a picture of a car dressed up in a dog’s suit and busted out in laughter.
It was possibly the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in a long time (and I’ve seen a lot).
Here’s some examples of the craziest ads you’ll come across on www Craigslist com.
Is there such a thing as too many texts?
Well, according to one ad posted on Craigslist there is!
“I get 40 – 50 texts an hour, I can’t handle my workload plus texting responsibilities…
This is a full time position and you must be where ever I am at…
Serious inquiries only.”
We’ve all seen art collections before, but how about a ketchup collection?
“This is a collection of ketchup packets from around the world.
Approximately 25 countries are represented here…
None of the packets have been opened and they are labeled with their home country.”
Are you in need of some security?
Well, you’re in luck as one user on Craigslist has just the cat you need.
“This destructive kitty has been trained as a proud warrior and will fiercely defend your house, even against you…
someone please take this thing out of my house.”
We’ve all left keys or other personal items at a friend’s house, but have you ever heard of someone leaving their dentures behind?
“I left my Dentures in your Silverado last night.
I gave you my number but did not get yours.
Please call me asap.
I need my teeth.”
One lady desperately needed some bridesmaids to stand in for her wedding.
She decided to post her plea on Craigslist.
“So, I need some girls who are attractive and around my age to stand up in my wedding… you just have to be hot.
But, not hotter then me.”
Sometimes its a good idea to offer something for free when really you just need someone to get it out of your house for free.
“I have a free couch for anyone who can get it back out of my room.”
Hey, nothing like a new home for someone looking for another couch.
One lady really wanted to up the anti by having someone hide eggs in her home while she was out.
The lady was absolutely serious about the offer and was willing to offer cash.
How many of you would be comfortable in actually doing something like this?
One person wrote:
“I have OVER 1300 Pope hats (replicas) that I REALLY need to get rid of.”
He says that the hats are from China, but “are also irritating to the skin, so you would need to have long hair or wear a smaller hat underneath (just like the REAL POPE).”
So, one father took to Craigslist to post a “Pony Wanted” Ad.
“My kid is having a birthday coming up soon…
please contact me, and then immediately start putting barbeque sauce in it’s bedding or add some Lawry’s to it’s salt lick – I like to marinade it early and long…” !!!?
You can find some of the most odd trinkets and items on Craigslist for sale.
If you’re looking for a duck mask:
Then you’re in luck!
One person had one advertised as being:
A “full head rubber mask, old, has discoloration on white feather part from age, storage…”
Some people truly believe Craigslist to be the haven of services provided.
One person felt so lazy that he literally posted the following:
“I’ll give you $2 + cost if you deliver me some orange juice with receipt.
I’m too lazy to get it myself.”
Would you accept such an offer?
They say art is subjective.
Here’s one that stretches the boundaries of what is art and what is just plain ludicrous!
A person posted an ad seeking:
An “Artist to help create Pop Tarts mural.”
The person offered to “supply the pop tarts, you create the artwork.”
Bad dates can often be the result of a fatal fart.
“To the women who crapped her pants in my car…
At some point in life:
Everyone has gambled on a fart and lost.
I would be more than happy to take you someplace where we can get a meal that is high in fiber…”
You really can find just about anything on Craigslist these days.
One prisoner wrote:
“29 year old white male, made some wrong choices in life:
looking for someone to write him.”
The inmate was even kind enough to include the prison’s address for you!
Some people take party games way too far.
“Need to borrow/rent live ducks (not a joke).
Hosting a house party.
Need ducks for party game…
Origami hats made of 1, 5 and 10 dollar bills will be placed on each ducks head.”
Why would you go outside to run when you can simply buy yourself:
A “free human sized hamster wheel” which is “available for immediate pickup?
Can accommodate up to 200 lbs.
Not recommended for houses with small children or animals.”
Weird or Genius?!
Some people will go to extreme lengths to find a room for the night.
You’ve heard of couch-surfing, but what about stair-surfing!?
There was a room for rent available on Craigslist as:
The cupboard under the stairs.
“Great private room in a three bedroom apartment.”
There are 3 bedrooms in the apartment?!
Being short can be a business asset.
One person posted an ad:
Seeking a canoe-rowing dwarf for canoe trip.
“It started as a joke between friends about me bringing a dwarf, but I’m wantin to surprise everyone.
So you must have a good sense of humor.
I’ll pay you $100.”
Would anyone be interested in an “ugly mean cat?
Lou is a mean cat.
She will probably bite and scratch you.
She will pee on your carpet.
She will not go out of house…
She has to go to new owners.”
Maybe it’s just me:
But isn’t the point of owning a cat is because they’re supposed to be cute?
You can sometimes find very strange things if you look hard enough.
There’s a butt-shaped pumpkin posted on Craigslist for free.
You can “hold it up to your butt in pictures and it looks like you have a pumpkin for a butt.”
Would anyone be interested in such a unique pumpkin?
Haunted 1960s Coffee Grinder, anyone?
“The finest setting is still pretty coarse, but if you use a French press, you’re in hipster coffee heaven…
I’ve woken up several nights to find the grinder had moved from my kitchen counter to my nightstand and was watching me sleep.”
Do people not register their own creepiness at times?
One person advertised the following service:
“I will shrink your pets head to the size of an amulet.
You can then wear it on a chain or leather strip and have them by your heart forever…”
People will sometimes prey upon the weak:
Here’s an example where one person was selling a roll of “uncertain tin foil” which “is a veritable joy to work with, due to its indecision regarding the nature of its unraveling…
At times it sprouts ribbons… of joy.”
How about a “lifetime supply of hot sauce?”
I’m sure there’s a shelf life to that stuff…
“I have many, many boxes of hot sauce to trade for something equally awesome…
I’m guessing it’s about 200 lb of sauce; easily enough to crush a man…
Did I mention that there’s a lot of it?”
If you’re tired of boring old cats and dogs as pets:
Then there’s a mini donkey on Craigslist just for you!
The donkey is a “preccocious seven year old with penchant for opening gates, army-crawling under fences and waking up the neighbors at ungodly hours…”
Are you tired of your regular old tires?
Then, how about a pair of hipster tires?
They can be used for “like a jillion thousand miles” and are “so fresh because they so colorful they hurt your eyes to look at.”
You can buy them for “15 dolla” so make sure to “get em while they in season.”
Is this even legal?
There was an ad on Craigslist for the “1985 Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104” for sale by “original owner…
flown 32 times for a total of 120,650,907 miles” with “one possible mission remaining.”
It’s valued at “1.7 billion, willing to take offers.”
If you’re someone that needs a “totally AWESOME Kimball Organ” there’s one on Craigslist.
Any trades considered!”
even if it’s “a cute puppy.”
The only catch is that it “does not turn on.”
One person posted an ad for an “idiot dog to any home.”
The seller included “$20 to cover cost of electric training collar…
He’s 2 years old and has ADHD…
Attention span maxes out at 4 seconds…
You can watch his brain shut off.
His eyes go vacant in a blink.”
It turns out that there’s a black Friday special for a human soul on Craigslist.
It’s for “someone that could help me acquire holiday gifts for myself and family…
You will receive a contract and certificate of authenticity both will be signed in my own blood.”
This is straight up gross.
Belly button lint stored inside a jar.
Willing to trade for a “muscle car, harley, rifles gold coins work also or make cash offer, also interested in motor cycles.”
Are we missing something or is demand for belly button lint really that high in the marketplace?
Alright this officially qualifies as a quack offer.
You can obtain a magical horse as trade for the following:
“if you have any albino chickens we may be able to negotiate.
Or 800 dollars worth of Fred Meyers gift cards so I can continue to buy horseradish for my other horse.”
What are your thoughts?
Did any of these ads surprise you?