Remember when you were a kid and all you wanted for your birthday was a horse? We’re just assuming that everyone was like that. And your parents always said no, as parents are wont to do, because they just don’t understand. Now though, thanks to a kind soul on Craigslist, you can make that dream a reality. Just like how you eat sugar cereal every day now! (more…)
Love making omelettes but hate the act of actually breaking the eggs? That’s uh, a little weird, but OK, whatever. You’re in luck, because a Bushwick artist has an offer for you:
I have gallons of fresh egg whites and yellows (not separate from each other). I’m using the shells for an art installation and removing the insides with a pump. They are safe to eat and clean an sanitary and I have way more eggs than I know what to do with
So many questions. There’s a pump for that? Is this part of Bushwick Open Studios? Is this whole offer just more art? And hidden in the offer is the fact that the eggs must be stored in something like tupperware or another container, so presumably you get that for free too.
Last time we had a Craigsist freebie it was definitely of the “less than useful but funny” variety. Unless of course you actually own a VCR and like tracking lines on your movies. And while today’s offering is a similarly aged technology, the product has little more cultural cachet than VHS tapes. Want 8 boxes of records? They’re all yours. There’s a catch or two though… (more…)
Are you guys tired of watching the crystal-clear quality of DVDs or Netflix streaming? Long for days when pausing something did incredible damage to the media you were watching? Or leaning on the fast forward button? Well have we got a deal for you: 200 VHS tapes, all free, all yours, almost all looking like they were just taped off of a show on TV. And they said there’s no such thing as time travel! (more…)
The perfect piece of furniture can really tie the whole room together, turn a house into a home. You want something that’s not only comfortable, but that has good design and sturdy craftsmanship. And everyone is always saying how things were just made more solidly back in the day, so why shouldn’t you grab a gynecology chair from back in the 50s to serve as the centerpiece of your living room? (more…)
New Year’s and Christmas are in the rearview mirror, lowering the prospect of balloon drops in your life to almost nil. We say almost because if you’re the lucky duck that can make it out to Prospect Heights tonight you can be the proud owner of 500 (small) red balloons. Finally, you can do five takes on your “99 Luftballoons” video to make sure you get it just right. (more…)
Craigslist famously has a ban on giving away or selling live animals. But they never said anything about dead ones, so why not get in on this pearl of a deal? A Queens resident posted this mysterious offer:
FREE oyster shells available for pick up Monday morning, October 22 (40,000 shells). Please respond to this email if interested.
As long as you’re going up to Long Island City anyway, why not stick around Queens and visit Hunters Point? Of course, it also raises the question of what one would do with 40,000 oyster shells. Make a suit of armor, like Kenji suggested? Dive into them like Scrooge McDuck does in all of his loot? Glue them to your neighbor’s car in an attempt to get seagulls to follow them everywhere? If you pick these up, the world can truly be your oyster. (Sorry)
Hey look, it’s an actual non-oddball sounding Craigslist freebie today! It’s just pure, sweet gamer Valhalla, wherein a Carroll Gardens resident is giving away a GameCube and Playstation 2 with games:
Moving and they have been dormant for some time now. Both have two working wireless controllers that require new batteries. 40+ games included. Only appreciative gamers will receive. Must take both. I will only give to someone who knows who Mr. Grimm is and what game as he is my favorite. That game is also included.
And if you don’t know who Mr. Grimm is, you probably had a life and friends cira 1998-2001, unlike some of us.
Do you remember My Pet Monster? Maybe you don’t, seeing as I’m turning 67 years old this week, but it was among the better plush toy innovations of the 1980s. This Craigslist freebie today reminds us of ye olde pet monster, minus the handcuffs. Says the ad:
Doing some studio cleaning and looking to get rid of a large stuffed monster that was made for an installation years ago. It’s the monster shown in the photo, sans hot dog and soda. It’s a bit worse for the wear as it’s been stuffed into storage and a few spots are pinned back together so I wouldn’t recommend it as a children’s toy. Trying to make space so if you can pick it up, it’s yours.
In making our list of 10 ways to extend summer last week, we left out one important option: gather up as many pool supplies as you can find, crank up the heat in your living room and commence the best indoor Endless Summer pool party of all time. These folks in Bay Ridge can help you achieve that: they have apparently given up on summer (or never had one in the first place) so they’re getting rid of three bins chock full of summer goods including water guns, a SESAME STREET inflatable pool, frisbees, pails, paddles and more. Or you could just really piss everyone off this winter by chasing them around with an icy water gun.
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