Cool & funky things I found FREE on Craigslist

By Paul Michael on 18 April 2007 (Updated 9 June 2007) 9 comments

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It's amazing what people will throw away these days. Or give away. And that's why I'm a huge fan of Craigslist .

Not only is a great place to sell all that stuff you thought no-one would buy, it's also an ideal way to get your hands on some great things for almost nothing. Or even better, actually nothing!

Here are a few of the items I found for FREE on my local Craigslist. The free button is located in the For Sale section of the Craigslist site. If you don't find at least a few things on there that you could find useful, I'll eat my hat (but not to worry, I'll find a free one on Craigslist anyway).

 

A COOL VINTAGE TURNTABLE & CABINET
Free of charge. I just have to go pick it up. They're trying to replicate these things for hundreds of dollars these days. And someone is just giving this one away. Ha!

free cabinet

 

A MICROWAVE STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BRADY BUNCH ERA
You just can't beat vintage stuff. I love it. And this one still works. I love the old wood and black plastic. Classic!

Microwave

 

A TV & CABINET - SOLID WOOD, AMAZING CRAFTSMANSHIP, GROOVY BABY
As you can see, I have a penchant for the older, cooler items. That's because they have character baby, something sadly lacking in this modern day world of plastic and vinyl.

TV

 

A SOFA WITH MORE 'TUDE AND STYLE THAN I CAN HANDLE
My wife would no doubt kill me if I actually picked this up. But if I had the kind of pad that could handle this kind of classic style, I'd snap it up. I saw several modern furniture designers rip this off a few years ago in London.

sofa

 

A KEG-O-RATOR FRIDGE
Seriously, what red-blooded male wouldn't want a Keg Fridge in his garage or basement? And why pay for it when some generous chap is giving a perfect one away for free! Score!

fridge

A REDWOOD DECK - 12'8" X 23'8"
I mean, even as scrapwood it's worth something. But this is a complete Redwood Deck. All it needs is to be rebuilt on your own property (cut to size of course) and then stained to brighten it up. What is that? $1000 saved on timber?

Deck

 

SOLAR PANELS - NOT JUST FREE, THEY CAN CUT YOUR POWER BILL
I don't know the going rate of large solar panels to power your home, but I imagine they're not cheap. Someone moved into a house and these were sat at the bottom of the garden.

solar

THE BEST FOR LAST - FREE BEER!
Yup, someone had a friend who worked in a liquor store and he left this behind as a gift when he moved out. They don't drink beer. I do. Looks like 50-60 cans for my beer fridge. Woot!

beer

So, that's what I found. Let me know if you find a mega-free deal worth shouting about. After all, you can't beat free. Unless of course someone pays you take it away! Happy hunting.

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Psychic

What I found so useful about the list is that it is state specific as well as country. I have done a lot of shopping using the list and have come across some real gem items. The best thing is a little bit of haggling can be done over the price.
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Terry
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Andrea Karim's picture

I have found so many great things on CL. Furniture, housing, hunky men willing to do my bidding, all for free. It is a good thing indeed.

Can I add that I ALMOST met Craig once, when I lived in the Bay Area. Attended the same party, but missed meeting him by FIVE MINUTES. I'm aware that this is less exciting for some people than for others, but I owe Craig big-time.

Paul Michael's picture

it wouldn't be hard for a lady to get hunky men to do her bidding for free.

Andrea Karim's picture

The men outnumber the women by something like 4 to 1. So yeah, even a plain Jane such as myself can find a Brad Pitt.

Ha. Not really.

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Ben

a free super nintendo with some games, I call dibs

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Nat

Have you seen the casual encounters section? I tell there's some weird things going on around there. The web is a crazy place.

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Guest

Picked up a phone system (PBX & 8 handsets), resold it to a vendor of that make for $450. I just picked up another one, so we'll see how I do.

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Richard

I work for a non-profit in NJ doing environmental advocacy. We are setting up a new 5-10 person office and need a cheap PBX. If you find a suitable system would you consider donating it to us and taking a tax deduction? Could net you as much as selling it.

Thanks

Richard

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Karl

My T.V. took a sht !! Need a flatscreen-also " Broke "