A lot has changed since the last time we brought you the Memphis Craigslist Shopping Guide. The 7-foot tall plastic "Grizzle Bear" was adopted by a loving family and, though we don't know what happened to the rest of the merchandise, we can say for sure that it is no longer for sale online. In its place is a new set of perplexing, exciting goods.
1. Gourds - $50
Have you ever found yourself staring off into space, thinking about nothing in particular, when the thought hits you: "I need 33 plastic leaf bags worth of gourds, and I need them for cheap"? If you are nodding your head right now, then it is your lucky day.
Look at how many gourds are in this photo! For fifty dollars, you can "pick the size and kind you need for crafting projects, martin, dipper, swan, pointy tops, and others, most are dry ready to craft, many many to choose from." Assumably, dipper, swan and pointy tops are kinds of gourds. The catch is that you have to drive to Castle, Oklahoma, to retrieve them. Worth it?
2. "African Trophys" - $1,850
$1,850 seems like a reasonable rate for some African trophies. What is more curious is why someone would be trying to unload a cape buffalo skull and horn on Craigslist. Dear reader, it is wise to leave some mysteries unsolved.
3. Free Plant - $0
There is something effortlessly charming about free plant listings. It is comforting to think that not everyone is happy to mow down their incidental landscaping without a second thought. Writes this decent citizen, "Have large plant, believe it's a cactus. Free to good home." So there you go.
4. "Mini Fridge Trade For Mower"
This guy or gal is making what I would like to call a One Hundred Percent Lifestyle Upgrade . She is clearly moving out of whatever cramped dump she used to live in, a dump without room for even a full-sized fridge, and into a place where she needs a lawn mower. Horrah! Now she just needs to meet someone who is making a lifestyle downgrade. Alternately, if you own two lawn mowers and no mini-fridges, this may be the deal for you.
5. ANTIQUE TOY WASHING MACHINE - $40
Ah, yes. Remember childhood? The long hours passed pretending to do antiquated versions of chores? What's that? You just played video games when you were a kid? Oh well. It's not too late for your kids to embrace the infinite fun of this antique toy washing machine. Call now, before it is too late.