All the most amazing stuff you can get for free on Craigslist

You can't say no to deals like these.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Mar 16, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 2:07 am CDT

Given that even a used blow-up sex doll will set the adventurous Craigslist shopper back a cool $25, it’s surprising the site even has a “free stuff” section. What sorts of goods and services could be worth literally nothing?

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You might be surprised.

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See, Internet people are fundamentally generous at heart. Just because they can’t think of a reason someone would want a dead skunk in a bag doesn’t mean they won’t offer it up to potentially interested parties.

Found in the free stuff section of Craigslist…

Ditto cardboard tubes.

And when they can’t stand the sight of their hoarded Hot Pockets anymore, they’d really rather all that food didn’t go to waste.

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Weird Craigslist “Free Stuff” find…this leaves me with so many unanswered questions…

Even their misfortune is someone else’s gain.

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As is their anger.

I get email notifications for free stuff on Craigslist…

By and large, they simply want to share their wealth. And goats.

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And geese (and donkeys and garden gnomes and favorite hairstyles).

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They also want to help you become more self-reliant.

Oh Craigslist… You never disappoint

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After all, they like to dream big.

Just spotted this in the Free Stuff section of Craigslist Toronto…

The thing is, they’re always thinking of those most in need. Like people too lazy to make their own Halloween costumes, for example.

Or people with back problems (and a very refined palette).

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Odds are, you’ll come across something you didn’t even know you wanted.

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Heck, you might even make a like-minded friend.

***WOLF LOVERS ONLY*** saw this in free stuff on craigslist

Or see a chance to give back to your community.

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But most importantly, you’ll never spend money again.

Even if that means the occasional compromise.

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At the end of the day, there’s nothing you can’t find here.

So get out there and hunt down a bargain. They’re everywhere you look.

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Illustration via Max Fleishman

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*First Published: Mar 16, 2016, 4:26 pm CDT