Friday, December 19, 2008

Amongst the Coffee Tables and Futons...

I'm moving to a bigger apartment soon and as such I've been perusing Craigslist to see about acquiring some new (used) pieces of furniture for cheap.

There's a lot out there--although not necessarily "cheap." Used to be that people were more concerned with getting the extra stuff out of their apartment. With the economy the way it is, however, looks like people are actually trying to pay rent by selling off their furniture. Like the person in Malibu trying to unload a "Vintage" room divider folding screen with embroidered flowers for the bargain price of $3,999.

I got my folding screen room divider (sans embroidered flowers) for $40 at Target.

But in addition to the dining room tables and queen sized mattresses, there are a lot of odd things under the furniture for sale section of Craigslist:

Interferenital Estimulator (brand new) for $1,000
Solid Wood Doors (Quantity available, 5) for $85/each
Beautiful sword mounted under acrylic glass for $40
Scrapbook storage cubes, $10
6 1/2' Ficus tree for $170
Horse Sculpture, $20
Solid Wood Shutters, $10
Red Ferrari 360 F1 Spider, $149,000
Michelangelo Bronze overlay David statue, $2,900
Beautiful Silk Flower Arrangement, $30
Giant 5 ft Buddha
My Breast Friend breastfeeding pillow - $30
Oil Rubbed Bronze Toilet Paper Holder - $37

and my personal favorite listing,

like new GYN exam table - $750

Seriously people, I could not make this up!


  1. wow, congratulations! I know you've been looking for-ev-er.

    If you need a fridge, I have a line on one for freeee.

  2. Oh, I've been looking for one of those for my back room. I hear self-examination is important.

    Also, congrats on the moving on up!

  3. Turns out the congrats are a little premature. The property manager I was dealing with was FIRED and the new one called me last night to inform me that the landlord never signed the lease so it's not valid.