A message to those selling baby items on Craigslist

Dear people selling baby items on Craigslist,

Thank you. You’ve provided me hours of entertainment. Sometimes multiple hours in one night. In fact, as I write this, between sentences I am checking through the baby items that are for sale. (Period. Check items. Write. Period. Check items…)

First of all, I do love your crib! It is beautiful, as you described in your title and your description. It’s odd to me, though that yours, along with about 75% of the other cribs listed, is “like new” because your baby “liked to co-sleep” and so they slept in it only a few times. Really? All of these co-sleeping babies! All of these hardly used cribs! Parents, aren’t you worried you’re going to roll over and smoosh your little beautiful clean non-chewing, anti-crib babies?

And for some items, your pictures are so nice! Professional, even. I love how you eliminated the entire background of the photo, so only the item was showing, just like in a catalog. In fact, if I compare it to the item on BabiesRUs.com, your photo is the exact same. They used your photo! You should call, as this must be a breach of your rights.

Speaking of the original place of purchase, interesting how so many items are so “like new” that you are selling for 90% of the original cost. Thank you for taking $5 off the cost of that baby bouncer. Such deep discounts will really help curb the cost of the baby, and it really is worth it to buy used. Especially since the item was only at Grandma’s house, so it was only used twice. (Grandma must either live in Timbuktu, or she was mean and crotchety, and not very fun to visit!)

Also, thank you for listing that same item today and yesterday, and the day before that and that. It helps me to be sure each time it’s listed that I don’t want it. Again. And again. And again.

Lastly, no, I don’t want your used breast pump. *Shudder.*

As I said earlier, I’m a big fan of yours. I will keep checking your items, looking for that perfect treasure. So keep on posting!


Mollie, Craigslist Addict


3 Responses to “A message to those selling baby items on Craigslist”

  1. 1 Deanne May 29, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Hahahaha, this is hilarious!

  2. 2 Tiffany May 29, 2009 at 9:24 am

    OMG! That used breast pump gave me the creeps! I can’t believe someone would think that they could sell that. hahah!

  3. 3 mhb May 29, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Two dollars says your father-in-law will throw up a little when he reads the words “used breast pump.”

    One dollar says that I maybe did, too. Eeeewwwww.

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