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Fake eBay Listings I'd Like To Post

fake eBay listings

Having spent some time online lately looking for deals, I was reminded of something: people will sell anything on eBay. From heirloom jewelry to random motorcycle parts, kids' clothes to stuff you'd be embarrassed to find in your own junk drawer, people don't hesitate to slap a description on it and ask for money from online strangers.

But a bargain is a bargain, and I'll do almost anything to avoid going to the mall, or really getting in my car for any reason. So I've made my fair share of eBay purchases, and learned the hard way that some of the item descriptions are less than completely honest (I know, I was shocked too). You can't really blame people, though - you kind of have to make borderline ridiculous claims if you hope to sell some of the stupidest and most mundane objects imaginable.

It got me thinking, though - maybe I should use this to my advantage. I have plenty of garbage around my house that I'd love to get rid of, and I can dress up a troll and call it pretty with the best of 'em. So here are some things I'm considering listing on eBay - let me know if you're interested.

fake ebay listing pig

fake ebay listing dishes

fake ebay listing diapers

fake ebay listing stuffed animals

fake ebay listing check engine

fake ebay listing towel

fake ebay listing closet


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20 comments:

Abby Heugel said...

Confession. I have never bought or sold anything on Ebay or Craig's List. I'm an idiot on the computer and figure I would end up either selling my soul accidentally or buying a $3,000 thumb tack in the shape of a dolphin by accidentally hitting "enter" while wiping hummus off my keyboard.



That said, where in the heck did you actually get that first traumatizing toy that you listed? GAH! Good luck with that ;)

Bumblebee Days said...

Gosh, I would really love to bid on this great stuff! But I already own it all. Even the creepy squeaky baby toy. Except mine is a...rabbit? I think? It has big ears, so I'm going with rabbit. http://bumblebeedays.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Oh my gosh, I love this. I totally "get" you and your style and I love it. You take the ordinary and make it funny. And I so enjoy your blog! Again, this is one of the few that I always take the time to read! Another score! Thank you for keeping it creative.

Jen said...

My ABSOLUTE FAVORITES are the towels and the closet full of clothes. Those had me actually Laughing Out Loud. I too have stopped buying clothes. Bummer. I guess I could wear yours.
http://www.wordsfortrade.com

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

Don't ask me, it's my husband's and he claims he doesn't know where it came from, though strangely he refuses to get rid of it. What I *do* know, though, is that you're not missing anything on eBay or Craig's List. And what I *want* to know is where I can get a dolphin thumb tack. And/or some hummus.

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

I don't know if it's comforting or scary to know there are squeaky toys out there similar to this one.

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

You're so sweet - thank you for the kind words! It means a lot to me. :)

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

I'm more than willing to share - I don't think I'd even notice if half of it disappeared. ;)

Lori Wescott said...

Holy cow!! What is the deal with those blasted kitchen towels??? This was a great list!!!

Gina Jacobs Thomas said...

This is genius. Imagine all the crap I could purge from my house with this tactic! I'm off to take photos of my husband's collection of beer steins...

Christian at PCPPP said...

I was looking through Craigslists free stuff once and saw that someone was offering several hundred pounds of spoiled meat. Of course the caveat was that you had to come pick it up and haul it out yourself. Which just goes to show you that nothing is ever truly free even when it comes to several hundred pounds of meat that has gone bad.

rorybore said...

I have towels like those!!
I put them in my guest bathroom to mess with people. that way I know if they washed their hands after doing their business.
Dry hands? HA!!! busted - get back in there!

SocialButterflyMom said...

The towels!!! They are the WORST. Also, check engine light literally makes me whine like a toddler, "Noooo...I don't wannnna go!"

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

Thanks! I have to admit I'm a little relieved we aren't the only ones who fell for those towels. ;)

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

Good luck! Beer steins are some of the toughest junk to get rid of, what with the husband hanging onto the FedEx guy's ankle as he tries to leave with them...

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

Nice try, Craigslist - you can dispose of your own bodies, thankyouverymuch.

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

You have the best ideas! That makes me want to save the towels in case I ever have a guest bathroom and/or guests.

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

I've gotten pretty good at ignoring the Check Engine light - it helps to plug your ears and repeat, "This isn't happening, it's just my gas cap, or a bug got stuck in the air filter, lalalalala...." over and over.

One Funny Motha said...

Too funny.

Crazy As Normal said...

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! :)

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