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?
You might be surprised.
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.
Ditto cardboard tubes.
— Chromatiq (@Chromatiqdj) December 22, 2015
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.
Even their misfortune is someone else’s gain.
— Nazi Jokes (@NaziJokes11) February 3, 2016
free stuff on yoopers craigslist: possessed demon monkey pic.twitter.com/WHhNoocj4p
— Samantha Connor (@_samanthaconnor) September 15, 2014
As is their anger.
By and large, they simply want to share their wealth. And goats.
And geese (and donkeys and garden gnomes and favorite hairstyles).
Craigslist free stuff pic.twitter.com/QpGlI68GWE
— Drew Triz (@DrewTriz) June 5, 2015
Tonight in the craigslist "free stuff" category pic.twitter.com/Jpc5XQjIDf
— caitie banbury (@ktdablueberry) July 14, 2015
They also want to help you become more self-reliant.
After all, they like to dream big.
The thing is, they’re always thinking of those most in need. Like people too lazy to make their own Halloween costumes, for example.
When I'm bored I go on Craigslist and look at the free stuff people wanna give away pic.twitter.com/lJxddwDe9S
— Oscar (@OscarAndretti) January 19, 2016
Or people with back problems (and a very refined palette).
reading the ads for free stuff for sale on Craigslist & I stumble across this 💀 pic.twitter.com/MZFbfrgJ08
— mámacita Meeks (@_bonitamica) January 16, 2016
Odds are, you’ll come across something you didn’t even know you wanted.
Just scrolling through free stuff on Craigslist… 😂🍆 pic.twitter.com/yPC9PsmPKZ
— maddie. (@kuliaaab) May 1, 2015
— Hailey Lyons (@haileylyonz) August 19, 2015
Craigslist free stuff
Ya know? pic.twitter.com/PMoKNvyGoc
— heaveemetal (@heaveemetal) June 6, 2015
I swear some of the stuff on craigslist free! pic.twitter.com/GrVAmv3eo9
— juanito (@HinojosaJohn) October 15, 2014
Heck, you might even make a like-minded friend.
Or see a chance to give back to your community.
— Katie Moest🍊🐧 (@katiemoest) October 28, 2015
But most importantly, you’ll never spend money again.
Even if that means the occasional compromise.
— Jordan Large (@JLarge6) March 9, 2015
I love seeing some of the stuff people put up for free on Craigslist… 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/enydoMZBxe
— Marty Carlson (@MartyCarlson17) October 23, 2014
At the end of the day, there’s nothing you can’t find here.
— Katie Mayo (@TheCopperKidd55) January 17, 2016
So get out there and hunt down a bargain. They’re everywhere you look.
— || Alex Smith || (@Alixandr_TheGr8) February 20, 2014
Illustration via Max Fleishman