CURB ALERT! There’s a bunch of free crap on a curb near you, just waiting to be collected by a stealthy-young-frugal thing like yourself. We’ve scoured Craigslist (yeah, again) and found some interesting free stuff that could be yours for the taking.
There is still a red chair & assorted thing for a perfect robot costume in front of 1107 Matthews Place 37206. Help Yourself!!!
Analysis: We can’t really make out what’s in the boxes next to the garish red chair, but we can only assume that they are empty and your “robot costume” is really just you stapling some tin foil to a cardboard box and calling it a day. Points for being festive, Craigslister. But you’re going to have to include at least a broken video card in one of those boxes to really sell us on the robot costume.
The Goods: A bunch of free booksThe Ad:
Big lot of books…I’m talking 2 stacks a few feet high. Lots of cookbooks, some novels, some other stuff. Must take all at once. Have one big boxful & all the rest are just stacked up so bring something to pack them in or just haul ‘em off…as long as you take them off my hands.
Analysis: This is a tricky one. They pull you in with the promise of a free copy of The Da Vinci Code, but then they hit you with a caveat–you’re going to have to take everything else too. You can’t imagine what kind of horrors might lie on this book-loving Craigslister’s shelf. Better bring a few boxes, you might be there for a while. And don’t just turn up to cherry pick that Tolkien book. You commit the crime, you pay the time. And by time, we mean taking all of this dude’s cookbooks. And by crime, we mean reading a Dan Brown novel (shame on you).
The Goods: MYSTERY LOT!!!! There’s all kinds of stuff here. Chairs, canvases, sinks…you know, the usual.
We’re moving and can’t take everything with us…let our trash become your treasure! Chairs, canvases, file cabinent, garden trellaces, 15ft ladder, etc, etc. Plus, a free-standing porcelain sink with cabinets….all free!
Analysis: Have you ever seen that American Pickers show on The History Channel? Finally, you too have the opportunity to dig through whatever terrible crap this fine family has such little regard for that they’re leaving it for scavengers. Just think about what amazing findings you might unearth in your new career as a mundane treasure hunter. You’ll be just like Indiana Jones, except with less running from boulders and more strapping a 15 ft. ladder to the roof of your Volvo. But, oddly enough, the exact same amount of Nazi fighting.