“Best of Craigslist” – November 2012 Edition

 

Yesterday, I wrote about trying to sell my furniture on Craigslist. In case you didn’t read it, I have great news to share.  We finally did sell our furniture. The bad news is that we now only have a small futon to sit on for a while. Luckily, this is only temporary as our new furniture should be delivered in the next few weeks.

Anyhow, back to Craigslist! As I delved into the world of Craigslist in order to sell my furniture, I began to browse a little. Afterall, I love a bargain. Would Indianapolis Craigslist have any low-priced goodies that I could snatch up? Would I find a rare collector’s item for pennies on the dollar? Would I score something for free off some stranger’s curb? Would I find some amazing new item that I never knew I needed but can no longer live without?

Hell no. I mostly found the usual stuff – baby clothes, furniture, household items, and electronics.  However, I also found some things for sale that I find…um…strange.  I am usually hard to shock, but Craigslist really surprised me.  Apparently, there is a market for almost anything.  Remember, these items could all be yours for the right price.

 

Exhibit A: Porn Star Breast Implant

 

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Craigslist has many antiques and collector’s items for sale!

 

This is disturbing and wrong on so many levels.  First of all, why was this “actress” selling her old breast implant?  Isn’t something like that classified as medical waste?  Secondly, what would motivate someone to buy a used breast implant?  Is it a collector’s item to someone, somewhere?  Thirdly, and most importantly, WHAT DID THE PERSON DO WITH IT ONCE THEY HAD IT?  Let’s face it.  We probably don’t want to know.  Still, I can’t help but fantasize how the conversation would go between the buyer and seller of this item.

 

Buyer: “Hey, do you still have the porn star breast implant for sale?”

Seller: “As a matter of fact, I do.  Would you like to come over and take a look at it?”

Buyer: “Is it silicone or saline?”

Seller: “It feels like silicone.”

Buyer: “Great. Would you take $250?”

(crickets chirping)

Seller: “Umm….I guess.”

 

Of course, this is just one of the many scenarios that could take place and many conversations that could have gone on.  I’m dying to know what deal was struck over this thing, but I guess my imagination will have to do for now.

 

Exhibit B: 6 Arm Bong

 

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I’m sure that this is intended for medical use only……

 

Yes, you read that right.  Craigslist is now the place to save money on your smoking gear.  I have a funny feeling that this might sell a little better if it were up for sale in….oh….Colorado maybe?  Oh well, there are plenty of people cruising Craigslist for a great deal on their next bong investment.  You know, I’m all about saving money.  What a great way to save some cash on entertainment!

 

Exhibit C: Underwear

 

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Suddenly, I can’t stop singing the “Thong Song” Help!!!!!

 

Oh, come on!  Is this really necessary?  Couldn’t you have slid them off for a few and propped them up on a pillow or something?  I like the color, but I’m a little unsure of the giant ass that they are on right now.  I think I’m gonna pass.

 

 

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About Holly

Holly Johnson is a wife, mother of two, and frugal lifestyle enthusiast. She is the co-founder of Club Thrifty and a staff writer at Get Rich Slowly, Frugal Travel Guy, and U.S. News and World Report's "My Money Blog." Holly has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger Personal Finance, Fox Business, and Daily Finance.

Comments

  1. Haha wow these are ridiculous! I guess you never know what you will find on Craigslist.

  2. Wow. That definitely is an eye opener for 6 am! The only thing we ever bought was a used recliner. Call me crazy, but I think I’ll pass on the medical waste! :)

  3. I saw kidneys once too. They went for about 20K for people who needed a transplant.

  4. Haha these are all interesting!

  5. I’ve only ever bought and sold furniture on classified sites, but it doesn’t surprise me that there are much more interesting things for sale.

  6. Nope I’ve never sold anything weird on Craigslist nor on Kijiji which is popular in Canada as well. I have seen many strange things but never breast implants lol… Funny. Cheers Mr.CBB

  7. Those are some doozies right there!! I’m planning to do a “stupid things on amazon” post soon, hopefully I find some good stuff!

  8. That’s pretty crazy (and funny) – especially the pictures….

    I guess a futon isn’t all that bad. I remember sitting on lawn chairs for 3 months when I got my first job after college. Now that I think about it. Watching football while sitting on a lawn chair wasn’t that bad :)

  9. Tackling Our Debt says:

    Those are some pretty interesting finds! It is amazing what people will do.

  10. I’m pretty sure she wasn’t selling the underwear, but advertising what was in it… Craigslist is weird. Read the Missed Connections for some really fabulous funnies. =)

  11. Holy crap, Holly! I just found my new side gig. Forget this blogging crap, I’m going to sell used eye doctor medical waste. I have lots of used needles,and how much do you think I could get for things I pull out of eyes? Maybe we could also collect all the green nosepads we replace and make some sort of art collage. The possibilities are endless!
    BTW, maybe you should buy all the bongs you can find and ship them out here to me. I can resell them for double the value.

  12. This is freaking hillarious… I know that on Gumtree (UK equivalent) there was stories about woman selling menstrual fluids which is probably more horrific!!

  13. Just a few more reasons why I think i’ll pass on Craigslist. Once again you have opened my eyes. Some of those pics I didn’t need my eyes to see :)

  14. Hilarious!… I totally want that underwear..

    Just kidding!..
    I love me some craigslist.. For both buying and selling..
    I have been watching the used computer forums for the past few weeks looking for a good deal on a cheap desktop to use as a file server..

    You can find anything on there!

    -j-

  15. I just recently sold my couch on Craigslist – woohoo! I haven’t seen anything quite as strange as those items you found though!

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