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(Craigslist)   To the second person who took the free grill we gave away on Craig's List. That grill was our neighbor's new one he got for his birthday. Please return   (minneapolis.craigslist.org) divider line 147
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2012-03-22 03:33:17 PM  
Will trade for free cat...
 
2012-03-22 03:38:36 PM  
Beautiful.
 
2012-03-22 03:45:20 PM  
Why these b*tches be all up in my grill?
 
2012-03-22 03:50:54 PM  
LOL
 
2012-03-22 03:51:33 PM  
This won't end well. Nobody on Craigslist has any morals.
 
2012-03-22 03:52:16 PM  
Holy jeebus, took me 3 tries to read that mumbo jumbo
 
2012-03-22 03:52:39 PM  
Craig's List just seems like a magnet for misfortune. I've used it a couple of times to get rid of stuff, but these kinds of stories make me nervous.
 
2012-03-22 03:53:19 PM  
images.wikia.com
 
2012-03-22 03:53:41 PM  
mw4g
 
2012-03-22 03:54:02 PM  
i keep reading "girl"
 
2012-03-22 03:57:27 PM  

Salmon: i keep reading "girl"


You took the wrong girl! That girl was our neighbour's.

IF YOU TOOK A BLACK AND STEEL KENMORE YOU TOOK SOMEONE ELSES GIRL

[That's racist.gif]
 
2012-03-22 03:57:44 PM  
Well if they would just bring back the hookers....
 
2012-03-22 03:58:38 PM  
You go grill.
 
2012-03-22 03:58:54 PM  

milowitz: mw4g


I laughed.
 
2012-03-22 03:59:40 PM  

Chinchillazilla: This won't end well. Nobody on Craigslist has any morals.


That. Every freaking time I try to get rid of something I run into some drama queen who can't his his shiat together enough to both find my house and actually come up with the 20 dollars I'm asking. Cheap-ass bastards, grifters and scam artists, the lot of them. I know a guy that looks for free stuff, then reposts the ad in a different section with a price attached. If someone wants it, he goes and picks it up. I don't think it's ever worked, but yeah.. mostly scum on that site.
 
2012-03-22 03:59:44 PM  
You actually post on Craig's list to have stuff hauled away? Where I live you just haul it to the street, and the clock how long it takes to disappear. Even the crappy stuff is gone within the hour.

Sounds to me like somebody saw the ad and figured oooo somebody got a new grill and intentionally took it. Not an accident.
 
2012-03-22 03:59:48 PM  
My ex got kicked out of her apartment for not paying her rent. She was just going to leave a bunch of shiat in her apartment for the landlord to clean so I put one of those "come and get it" ads on craigslist. The apartment was cleaned out withing two hours. They took everything.

//it felt good to throw away her stuff to total strangers
 
2012-03-22 04:00:43 PM  
The Craigslist purple Peace Symbol makes me want to projectile vomit
 
2012-03-22 04:00:58 PM  
Used underwear, box of cereal, dead palm tree, mobile home (you haul away), 2 pack of lightbulbs... Craigslist freebies, always a source of amusement.
 
2012-03-22 04:02:35 PM  
bigtopfive.com.s120608.gridserver.com

check sunnyvale
 
2012-03-22 04:03:43 PM  
Fish in a Barrel:
Craig's List just seems like a magnet for misfortune. I've used it a couple of times to get rid of stuff, but these kinds of stories make me nervous.

Yeah, FTS... I use Kijiji, the only problem so far is people saying they want to come pick stuff up and then never showing. I'm not giving away 4' sheets of Masonite/chest of drawers/TV stand as a spectator sport people, I want it gone, that's why I listed it.
 
2012-03-22 04:04:47 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: Craig's List just seems like a magnet for misfortune. I've used it a couple of times to get rid of stuff, but these kinds of stories make me nervous.


It's too easy for stupid people to use. Kinda like the folks who posted the ad for the free grill. You don't just put your address up on Craigslist. Let 'buyers' email you, or give them your phone number and talk to them. IMO the neighbor has a halfway decent case for negligence against the morons who put the ad up in the first place.
 
2012-03-22 04:05:20 PM  
flagged for best of craigslist! So full of win and fail
 
2012-03-22 04:05:40 PM  
I can see it now....

"Need help removing junk grills from our yard at 6869 Folkstone Road. Bring truck and we will help you load if you take them all."
 
2012-03-22 04:05:56 PM  
Oh, that grill is not coming back.
 
2012-03-22 04:08:04 PM  
My buddy put a fridge at the curb with a FREE sign on it.
No one wanted it.
One day, he put on a sign that said $25.
It was stolen within the hour.
 
2012-03-22 04:08:17 PM  
the second person went around the building. that's pretty aggressive, and I think it goes significantly beyond the craigslist ad... so far, i think it enters the arena of real theft, and not mistake.

***

this is akin to the reason why I don't post on craigslist when I want to give something away.

I do not want to attract anyone near my home. I don't want someone to think, oh, free bookshelf... i wonder what is else could be free.

sounds paranoid, but i live in new orleans, and burglaries and home invasions are common. I do not ever want to attract anyone to my house. most crimes are crimes of opportunity. I think of my home like some drunk girl that's half naked sleeping in a dark alley in the ghetto.

/ plus, everytime I leave something out by the curb, it is always gone before the trash people come. I would hate to put up an ad, have the item be taken, and then suffer a 100 people saying, where's the free stuff? people are very aggressive about free stuff, they would probably knock on my door... and that's horrible.
 
2012-03-22 04:08:30 PM  

BizarreMan: Sounds to me like somebody saw the ad and figured oooo somebody got a new grill and intentionally took it. Not an accident.


sadly this.
 
2012-03-22 04:08:32 PM  
I got a great ovesized leather chair off Craigslist. New, its $1500. I got it for $150.00. It's amazingly soft and comfortable and its surface is always cool and refreshing- like the skin of grandmothers. I love buying from Craigslist.
 
2012-03-22 04:08:51 PM  

Rootus: It's too easy for stupid people to use. Kinda like the folks who posted the ad for the free grill. You don't just put your address up on Craigslist. Let 'buyers' email you, or give them your phone number and talk to them. IMO the neighbor has a halfway decent case for negligence against the morons who put the ad up in the first place.


I dunno, "we're leaving our grill on the street, come get it here" is a lot different from "our grill is located somewhere on or around our property. Scour our neighborhood until you find it." I guess it depends on how they phrased the original ad.
 
2012-03-22 04:09:19 PM  
forget giving it away... get money for it!

try to guess what it'll go for, double it, and someone will buy it within a day.

the grill that he "gave away" I coulda sold for $50 at least.
 
2012-03-22 04:09:33 PM  
Oh i love it..... i have sold quite a bit on Craigslist but i follow two rules, 1: never at my house, and 2: never at my house. for Shiat and giggles, rule #3, see rule #1 and #2. I've always met someone at a gas station or walmart parking lot... and i always take a gun... but i'm a paranoid SOB.
 
2012-03-22 04:10:08 PM  
leanmeanvirilemachine.com

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2012-03-22 04:10:11 PM  
vudukungfu:
My buddy put a fridge at the curb with a FREE sign on it.
No one wanted it.
One day, he put on a sign that said $25.
It was stolen within the hour.


"Free" fridge = it's broken, but you won't find out until you've dragged it home. I wouldn't take it either. Furniture is a different matter.
 
2012-03-22 04:11:17 PM  
Selling stuff on craigslist has got to be one of the most aggravating undertakings. Not worth the annoyance.
 
2012-03-22 04:11:28 PM  
Sounds an awful lot like someone forgot to knuckle up.
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-22 04:11:28 PM  

Rootus: Fish in a Barrel: Craig's List just seems like a magnet for misfortune. I've used it a couple of times to get rid of stuff, but these kinds of stories make me nervous.

It's too easy for stupid people to use. Kinda like the folks who posted the ad for the free grill. You don't just put your address up on Craigslist. Let 'buyers' email you, or give them your phone number and talk to them. IMO the neighbor has a halfway decent case for negligence against the morons who put the ad up in the first place.


I put my stuff on the curb in the no man's land between my neighbor's house and mine then use their address. Then again I delete the post 1 hour from the time I post because I know 20 people are already coming.
 
2012-03-22 04:12:38 PM  
headblitz.com

"There's a lot of money in BBQs, they're easy to steal and the best part is house insurance covers it so nobody really gives a shiat; cops cant be bothered.
At the flea market, you know, you get like $50 a pop for em, which is awesome. And you steal and sell 4 at a time its theft under a thousand. Community service worst case."
 
2012-03-22 04:13:41 PM  
and yet, no one has wanted the big assed tv i posted two weeks ago. lowered the price and everything. I'm just gonna keep it, but damn. I even put up a picture. and it really does work perfectly.
 
2012-03-22 04:14:20 PM  
Apple Valley?

Yeah... it wasn't a mistake, it was stolen.
 
2012-03-22 04:18:33 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Chinchillazilla: This won't end well. Nobody on Craigslist has any morals.

That. Every freaking time I try to get rid of something I run into some drama queen who can't his his shiat together enough to both find my house and actually come up with the 20 dollars I'm asking. Cheap-ass bastards, grifters and scam artists, the lot of them. I know a guy that looks for free stuff, then reposts the ad in a different section with a price attached. If someone wants it, he goes and picks it up. I don't think it's ever worked, but yeah.. mostly scum on that site.


I bought a 1970s commercial-grade Singer sewing machine on there for $10 last month. Thing works like a dream. After Christmas, I bought one of the original Nooks (black & white one, no bells & whistles) for $20 from some woman who got an iPad for Christmas. I will admit that they were a little squirrely when dealing with them (one wouldn't let me bring anyone with me to pick up the sewing machine & wouldn't let me come after work because it would be dark out. The Nook lady wouldn't let me come to her house & demanded I meet her at a Starbucks.) but at least the stuff I bought was good & at awesome prices (the sewing machine sells on eBay for around $300)
 
2012-03-22 04:18:33 PM  
My wife and I look through Craigslist for musical instruments that are priced low that we can buy and re-sell to our students who could never afford a full-price instrument. We've found some great deals and made some kids very happy.

/Last summer, we bought a tenor sax for $150 (old, retired band director looking mostly to get his extra horns into the hands of kids). My wife called him, told him we wanted it and why, and agreed to meet in Spokane that weekend. When we picked up the sax, he said that another guy called 10 minutes after Mrs. oldsbone and tried to outbid us. He offered $300 if the guy would blow us off and sell to him. When the guy said "No," he started screaming into the phone.
 
2012-03-22 04:21:01 PM  
brigid_fitch 2012-03-22 04:18:33 PM
oldsbone 2012-03-22 04:18:33 PM

So, was it good for you?
 
2012-03-22 04:21:02 PM  

Rootus: It's too easy for stupid people to use


It hasn't -always- been. It used to be quite reliable and filled with mostly-reasonable people. Not so much anymore... now it's just frustrating more often than not.

/ misses the days when CL was a -mailing-list- to which you were invited....
 
2012-03-22 04:24:14 PM  

pute kisses like a man: the second person went around the building. that's pretty aggressive, and I think it goes significantly beyond the craigslist ad... so far, i think it enters the arena of real theft, and not mistake.

***

this is akin to the reason why I don't post on craigslist when I want to give something away.

I do not want to attract anyone near my home. I don't want someone to think, oh, free bookshelf... i wonder what is else could be free.

sounds paranoid, but i live in new orleans, and burglaries and home invasions are common. I do not ever want to attract anyone to my house. most crimes are crimes of opportunity. I think of my home like some drunk girl that's half naked sleeping in a dark alley in the ghetto.

/ plus, everytime I leave something out by the curb, it is always gone before the trash people come. I would hate to put up an ad, have the item be taken, and then suffer a 100 people saying, where's the free stuff? people are very aggressive about free stuff, they would probably knock on my door... and that's horrible.


Yep, one of the nice things about New Orleans. I've put some bizarre junk on the curb, and someone will always pick it up.

I mean stuff I couldn't sell at a garage sale for 25 cents.
 
2012-03-22 04:24:50 PM  
So since everyone hates Craigslist, what would you use instead? I got an internship (May-August) in Boston, and I've been using Craigslist to try and find a sublet.

/First time ever having to find my own housing. Just a little bit nervous.
 
2012-03-22 04:26:43 PM  
I tried to buy a TV off craigslist once.
The guy only wanted to do it through text message, kept changing the time and place to meet, and several times made sure I was bringing cash and coming alone.

Yea, screw that.
 
2012-03-22 04:29:26 PM  

pute kisses like a man: ..."people are very aggressive about free stuff, they would probably knock on my door... and that's horrible."


Long walk from the basement?
 
2012-03-22 04:30:57 PM  

Al Basura: My ex got kicked out of her apartment for not paying her rent. She was just going to leave a bunch of shiat in her apartment for the landlord to clean so I put one of those "come and get it" ads on craigslist. The apartment was cleaned out withing two hours. They took everything.

//it felt good to throw away her stuff to total strangers


Some idiot here in Boulder posted an ad to get rid of everything she owned. Problem being, she had a roommate who knew nothing about this, and left for four hours during the advertised window. Her roommate was upstairs napping (read: passed out) while people let themselves in and hauled away her stuff indiscriminately. Went on right up until someone found the roommate. Although several people did show up, decide it was fishy that no one was there and leave without joining the looters.

\A lesson in using some discretion when choosing roommates.

vudukungfu: My buddy put a fridge at the curb with a FREE sign on it.
No one wanted it.
One day, he put on a sign that said $25.
It was stolen within the hour.


A couple of our local charities will pick them up for free. Then you can write off the "value", too.
 
2012-03-22 04:31:53 PM  

No Such Agency: "Free" fridge = it's broken, but you won't find out until you've dragged it home. I wouldn't take it either. Furniture is a different matter


Furniture = bedbugs.
 
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