The Craigslist free
category is home to the usual suspects: old bookcases, ugly couches and a surprisingly large amount of old hot tubs. These ten finds, however, are anything but ordinary.
Weird Craigslist Free Find #1: The Kool-Aid Man Costume
Made up of over 100 feet of PVC and measuring at 40" in diameter, this Kool-Aid man costume
will come in handy when you need to get out of jury duty.
Weird Craigslist Free Find #2: Historical Diorama
I don't know how this diorama depicting Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh
escaped from that self-consciously scruffy dive bar in your city's most rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood, but it's scared and wants to return home.
Also, I will name my upcoming novel, set in a dystopian future, "Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh."
Weird Craigslist Free Find #3: Half a Mannequin
Mannequins are even creepier when you only have half of one
. And it's even stranger when it's a collection of four, sold by a card/comic shop.
Weird Craigslist Free Find #4: Bees In a Stump
While I can think of a short list of people I'd like to give a stump-full-of-bees
to, I don't really want to go through the hassle of acquiring the stump-full-of-bees.
Weird Craigslist Free Find #5: Free Ghost Removal
There is a cottage industry on Craigslist dedicated to the hunting and removal of ghosts
. However, the ghost economy is a weak one: Most ghost-hunters offer their service for free.
Weird Craigslist Free Find #6: A Giant Papier-Mache Head
It's always nice when you get a preview of your future nightmares, isn't it?
Weird Craigslist Free Find #7: Frozen Taxidermy Specimens
Somebody in the Denver area needs more space in their freezer, so they are giving away the taxidermy specimens
that are taking up all the room.
Weird Craigslist Find #8: A Moose Head
Fun fact: Those who are in mobs that happen to be in colder-climates threaten their targets with moose heads
instead of horse ones.
Weird Craigslist Free Find #9: Hundred of Other People's Old Greeting Cards
Finally, a way to pretend you're way more popular than you actually are: Someone is selling off hundreds of other people's used greeting cards
. Display them casually around your house and that pretend "Aunt Ruth" was your nickname in college.
Weird Craigslist Free Find #10: Star Wars Cut-Outs
No, life-size Star Wars cut-outs aren't in themselves a weird thing. (In fact, they make for adorable family photos, like the one above.)
But I'm going to have to excerpt the original Craigslist ad
in order to express why this posting raised my weirdo-meter:
"The past few years I've amassed a collection of 11 life-sized Star Wars cutouts...all are in great to mint condition except for the Princess Leia Slave Girl, which has seen some pretty heavy wear and tear."
Have some stuff to get rid of? Craigslist is the place to go. Here are a few guides to selling on the popular internet site:
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