Thursday, March 19, 2009

Joys of Craigslist

I've been keeping my eyes on Craigslist because we got some great bunkbeds for the boys and need twin mattresses.

I cannot believe the crap I'm seeing.

The furniture section moves astoundingly fast these days. People are clearly desperate to get rid of their furniture and yet they are totally and completely delusional as far as how much its worth. Oh, you bought that couch for $8000 six months ago? Well sure it should sell on Craigslist for $4000 now. People in the market for $4k couches are frequently checking out used furniture on Craigslist, I'm sure of it!

Oh, you had that buffet imported from Bali for $12,000? I wouldn't take a cent less than $6500! That mauve, pink and teal couch with palm fronds on it that smells like your dog but has a sofa bed? $350 Firm!

Freaking lunatics.

I just saw this a minute ago and literally LOL:

twin mattress - $15

Date: 2009-03-19, 12:19PM EDT

in good condition has a chocolate stain. but over all is comfy


Suuuuuuuuuure it's a chocolate stain. Geez. Sometimes it's worth it to just throw shit out.

For real.


Preppy Pettit said...

check mattress giant. we got twin beds for around $69.

Maddness of Me said...

I'm dying to check out how much the hookers on Craigslist think they are worth.

But I'm afraid that after my husband runs away from home, they will search my hard drive and see all this shit I've googled and searched and assume I killed him.

Claire, Sam, Olive and Mae said...

This is hilarious...definitely not chocolate. Gross!

Ami said...

LOL! I guess I should read some of those ads a bit more closely.

ErIn said...

I totally know what you mean! It took me 3 weeks of consistantly looking before I found a dining room table that was affordable, best of all, I got a Crate and Barrel table + chairs for $125!

Lazy Housewife said...

Ewww chocolate stains wtf. Why not try to get the stain out before posting it? Now you know a total creep-o is going to buy that...and he'll know where they live. Genius.

Jennifer said...

Mmmmm chocolate...... Sorry. I got distracted, what were you writing about again?

Stereos and Souffles said...

I don't think making $15 is worth the embarrassment of admitting a "chocolate" stain. Ewww.

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

Well, then, THIS will become your all-time favorite:

Shannon said...

Oh, I got a good Craigslist story:

Melodie said...

OMG! If I had a mattress with a "chocolate" stain on it, I'd be willing to pay someone to get rid of it for me, not the other way around.