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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Craig's List Mysteries

What is it about Craig's List that sucks me in?
I check it a couple times a day just to see what kind of treasures I might want to buy, or for things I see for sale that might spark a memory and cause me to sell something of my own.
Frankly there is some weird stuff out there and some even stranger people selling/buying things.

*Last night, I read a posting last night. For sale was a collection of 15 headless Barbies for $10, including a picture. Um, WTF is that about? Maybe little Jimmy who hates his sister will buy it and wrap it up as a creepy little Christmas present??
*Then there was the ad for the guy who had a snowblower to give away. I can't find the ad right now but went something like this. "Snowblower to give away, tonight only. It is a giant hunk of crap and I went to blow out my driveway tonight and it doesn't work. You can pick it up from my garage at (dude's address). Knock loud since I'll be in the basement drinking. Or better yet, pick up a 6 pack and join me." That one made me laugh.
*Then there are the posts pleading for help that sound like totally fake. "I need a car but can't afford one. Can I buy yours on a payment plan?" Or the ad pleading for help for a needy family..." know a guy who lost his job and he can't provide his family with a Christmas. send me gift cards or cash and I will be sure to get them to his family." You know, I am a big proponent for charity, but come on people, do I have SUCKER written on my forehead? I donate to REPUTABLE charities, not some kind of bogus scam secret charity, thank you.
*Why do 90% of the people who post ads have ZERO ability to spell? On any given night I can see ads for "Shrits," "sirts", or my personal favorite "shits." Yes thanks, I would love to buy your used shits, thanks for asking! Some of the typos are pretty comical.
*the people who answer ads are pretty interesting too. We just a sold a bunch of stuff from our basement in the past month and some of the folks were pretty strange. There were those that acted all hot to take your item, would make arrangements to come get it then never show. Then there were the really scary folks who showed up and you had to wonder about their mental stability..... can I get them out of the house fast enough??
Well anyway I have to go. I'm sure there are some new ads posted I have to check out.....

7 comments:

kt said...

Yeah, just not a Craig's List junkie but your post made me giggle. People are strange for sure.

Steve Stenzel said...

I would buy YOUR used shits.

Yeah, whenever I stop by Craigs list, I might as well just throw the rest of my night away...

Steve Stenzel said...

Regarding your comment - I had a little blood blister in the other blister, and I think that added a little pink tinge to the blister juice. It didn't help the taste....

M said...

dude, don't buy those shits. big disappoointment - they didn't even stink! i already asked for my money back.

tayjizzy said...

Do you guys even blog anymore? How's the ironman training going? I need some motivation :)

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