We’re big fans of craigslist ads. There are so many things out there, it’s difficult to pick just one. I usually stick to getting something for a quick sale and then seeing if it’s still there in two weeks, so this was a perfect example. I was looking for a chair that was a little more rustic looking than the standard leather-backed ones.
I can only imagine how many times I have seen this type of ad. It’s hard to keep track, but I remember seeing them on craigslist a couple years ago and thinking, “Oh, that chair looks pretty good.” Then I realized, “Hey, that is a totally different style of chair.” I’ve been there, done that. I can’t imagine anyone else needing that chair.
Craigslist is a great resource for discovering new furniture ideas, but its not always reliable. It’s not like you can just post a pic of what you are looking for and wait until someone says they have it. I did, but I never actually got it. I remember going through a bunch of ads and trying to figure out which ones I could trust.
I think at first I was going to suggest craigslist. I didn’t know what to expect when I clicked on the ad, I just knew that there was some sort of chair to test out. I was also pretty skeptical, thinking that if it wasn’t a good chair, I would be pretty much better off just using craigslist to find a new couch. But after I sat on it for a while, I realized that it wasn’t a bad chair at all.
I have to admit that the craigslist ad intrigued me. I had heard it described as the place where you post the “perfect” couch that you found and then you just go find one on craigslist. But when I saw the actual listing, it was the exact opposite. The couch was actually a disaster. It was awful. It was ugly. It was probably the worst couch ever, but its listing was not the same.
The couch in question is the one on the craigslist page. But why? Because the guy who posted it had no idea what he was doing. Instead of posting the couch, he posted the couch on craigslist. And now the couch is on craigslist for everyone to find.