Saturday is Awesome Day. What this means is that, before I go to work on Saturday night at the much-hated job, Pat (my roommate/best friend) and I go do something Awesome. Today it involved driving all the way to Julian, eating lunch and pie, then driving home. The real reason for the trip, however, is best summed up in three words, "Fresh Mountain Air." There were leaves falling off of trees, too, which made the New Englander in me feel appropriately autumnal. It was a good drive. In honor of Awesome Day, I will provide a few extra ads which I feel are worthy of mention today.

I want your 700x23-25 take-off tires! All of them! (Normal Heights)

This goes first because it is awesome. It is awesome because I wrote it. I did so because I rule.

Foosball Table - $450 (Normal Heights)

If I had $$ to spend, hell yeah I'd buy a Foosball table. Does that make me a bit more of a Yadood? Maybe yes, but really, how cool would it be to have a bar game in your home? Every day would be Awesome Day. (Total hyperbole)

36 Wooden Hangers - $10 (Normal Heights)

This is just a really good deal. Capitalize.

Senagal Parrots - $350 (Normal Heights)

My roommate has this theory that all birds are untrustworthy as they are basically little dinosaurs. Look at the stink eye this parrot is giving the camera! The little dude would totally tear your heart out if he had the chance. There's a Velociraptor soul in there, methinks.

Chargers VS Eagles - Plaza Level, Great View! - $220 (normal heights)

Two things here: 1) Damn! Sports are expensive. When did this happen? 2) Is it against sports policy to sell your season ticket seats? I feel as though I remember hearing about someone losing their season tickets for doing this, but that was at Gillette Stadium, so maybe it's different there.

Having purged this craigslust (too far?) from my system, howsabout a Grand Prize Best of the Day Classified Ad?

Baldwin Baby Grand Piano - $13000 (Normal Heights)

Far and away the most expensive item I have (as yet) featured on the blog, the piano is nevertheless a cool thing to find for sale. Sadly, the odds of it actually selling have to be ridic' slim. When I think of "extremely narrow markets," the upscale, second-hand piano market springs readily to mind. $13,000 without the option to finance? Hoo, boy, that's asking a lot of your potential buyers! Best of luck, you're gonna need it, yo!

Contest: I will be awarding a special No-Prize--and maybe even some sort of actual, real-deal sort of prize (but don't count on it)--to the person who digs up the most expensive item on San Diego craigslist by 6:00 PM, November 15th.

One Rule: Don't cheat by posting a fake ad for the Avengers' Quinjet or something, that would be unspeakably lame. I might actually never speak to you again. Although, if you did actually go to the trouble of composing an ad that made it look like you were selling a Quinjet that would be really, really rad of you and appeal to my nerd-sensibilities. Oh what a tangled web we weave!

Other Unacceptable Yet Compelling False Items For Sale:

Lightsaber
Functional Magic Wand
Flying Car
Holy Grail
Vincent Black Shadow (cuz I know you don't have one)
Ashes of Hendrix's Burned Guitar
Vial of Muhammed Ali's Sweat
Get Out of Jail Free Card
Patent For Grass That Only Grows To Be One Inch Tall

Anyways, that should be enough to get your started.

Go nuts, team!

Comments

SDaniels Nov. 15, 2009 @ 1:49 a.m.

"I don't care what kind of tires they are, since I'm going to make mincemeat out of them in no time flat."

Nah, Pike didn't intend that one.

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SDaniels Nov. 15, 2009 @ 2:03 a.m.

"Get Out of Jail Free Card"

Somebody gave me one of these, a la the monopoly game. I always figured it would work!

"Contest: I will be awarding a special No-Prize--and maybe even some sort of actual, real-deal sort of prize (but don't count on it)--to the person who digs up the most expensive item on San Diego craigslist by 6:00 PM, November 15th."

I don't know if I'm going to be motivated enough by the prospect of a No-Prize or even "some sort of actual, real-deal sort of prize (but don't count on it)--" because this is not much time to research.

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SDaniels Nov. 15, 2009 @ 4:51 a.m.

It's worth a billion! At least!

AED1 $Billion Dollar Gold Mines + Land (S.America)

Great opportunity to make a fortune through gold mining, growing and exporting the world's finest timber and large agricultural projects. 1600 acres of undeveloped, tropical land that has large gold deposits estimated to contain well over one $Billion dollars in reserves. Located in Bolivia, South America. If you would like more details send a contact number. • Location: S.America • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests PostingID: 1455010480

http://dubai.craigslist.org/reo/1455010480.html

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SDaniels Nov. 15, 2009 @ 4:55 a.m.

This one leaves price to our imagination--unless we are in the know--I guesstimate it to be worth a billion. Pay up, Pike ;)

"antique stone"

if you know aboit this you know the price ,,,,,,,,

let me know if you intested to buy

PostingID: 1437820961

http://dubai.craigslist.org/atq/1437820961.html

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CuddleFish Nov. 15, 2009 @ 6:42 a.m.

Fooking hell, Daniels, I can't believe you actually went to the trouble!

I want the Charger tickets and I want the Baby grand!!!

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SDaniels Nov. 15, 2009 @ 6:55 a.m.

It's been one of those nights. Actually, all I did was click on craigslist Dubai, and then on what looked like big ticket items. For one of these, I want a really cool No-Prize! ;)

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CuddleFish Nov. 15, 2009 @ 7:45 a.m.

Awww, well all I can say is, it better be a good one!!! The best no-prize ever!!

Besides, Pike jilted you! He owes you big time!!

xxxxx

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FullFlavorPike Nov. 15, 2009 @ 7:51 a.m.

I am going to spend all day working on the No-Prize, Daniels. I'll try to capture the spirit of:

"Oh, this is a silly game and I'm not playing"

[two hours pass]

"I am the best at this game ever!"

There's got to be some suitable non-reward... Thinkthinkthink...

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CuddleFish Nov. 15, 2009 @ 8:02 a.m.

Ooooh, wait a minute: Time Out! hands in a t-bone

Pike specifically said San Diego Craigslist in his contest.

Daniels used the Dubai Craigslist to find a winner.

I need we need to review the tape.

What say you, Ref?

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FullFlavorPike Nov. 15, 2009 @ 8:26 a.m.

Hard to ref the field of one ;)

For a second, I couldn't figure out why you would be handing in a t-bone, or where you were handing it in to.

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CuddleFish Nov. 15, 2009 @ 8:38 a.m.

So the ruling on the field stands?

Oh that is so not right!

The rules are right there, clear as the nose on your face!

throws helmet down in disgust

The ref is blind!!!!!

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SDaniels Nov. 15, 2009 @ 9:26 a.m.

re: #10: You know, forming the "t-bone" shape with one's hands while talking. It cues us that cheap TV hosts are demonstrating a reasonable point. What happened there between 8 and 10, hmm? Way to ratpresent out, Cuddle! ;)

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CuddleFish Nov. 15, 2009 @ 9:47 a.m.

Who you calling a cheap TV host, cheater????

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Joe Poutous Nov. 15, 2009 @ 10:17 a.m.

Concrete Company in El Cajon (not San Diego, I know) 5 million - http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/bfs/1458177602.html

Golf Equipment in Chula Vista (again, not SD) This brainiac wants 5.5 million for about $3500 in old clubs and bags. http://sandiego.craigslist.org/ssd/spo/1465501532.html

Indoor Anrique Market - North San Diego (almost SD) 2.1 million: http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bfs/1464861351.html

There are a bunch of 1 million dollar items. Framed Bob Marley picture: http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/for/1463453569.html

This dude will buy your iPhone for millions: http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/for/1463453569.html

This cat has the parts to make your Civic scream: http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/for/1463453569.html

Or... you can blow it all on Lady Gaga in Vegas (baby): http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/wan/1465032401.html

  • Joe
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CuddleFish Nov. 15, 2009 @ 10:45 a.m.

Joe, three of your links were to Bob Marley. :)

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antigeekess Nov. 15, 2009 @ 1:17 p.m.

THIS looks like more in the header, but it's a mistake:

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/reb/1460271944.html

So, so far, top price is 20 mil.

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CuddleFish Nov. 15, 2009 @ 2:19 p.m.

I'm thinking AG nailed it with the 20M house.

I can't believe you all is doing this!!!

Pike!!!!!!!!!! These people should be writing threads, instead you sucking em into your craigslist obsession!!!!!!

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Adam92102 Nov. 15, 2009 @ 2:21 p.m.

First, there's a fantastic hiking trail out by Julian. The park is called Santa Ysabel. It's a great place. Next time you're up in that area eating apple pie, swing over there and hike for an hour or two. Oh, and if you encounter mountain lions, here are two things I learned (and not from experience, just from reading the warnings):

  1. Get very loud and if you have to, throw rocks to scare it away. The first time my ex-girlfriend and I went, we grabbed a plastic bag out of the car and gathered rocks as we hiked... ha. But we at least felt "safer."

  2. This one really freaked me out the first time I read this warning: "Don't crouch down; the lion has seen you long before you saw it." Wait, what? And all along the trail what did we see? Mountain lion droppings. Yet we still went on hiking. Totally worth it, too. Fortunately we didn't encounter any kitties with large teeth but on another trip we encountered a rattle snake lying across the trail. That was fun.

As for the rest of the post, I must admit that the ref actually really may be blind. I mean, he did say San Diego Craigslist and Dubai is, well, not San Diego. Though I bet some parts of the year the weather might be similar. And the cab drivers here, too. Anyway. I'm with CFish on this one. Bad judgment call on the ref's part.

On a side note completely unrelated to the post itself, if you like hiking I suggest Palomar Mountain. I absolutely LOVE those trails and that park. It's one of the most gorgeous places I've ever been.

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CuddleFish Nov. 15, 2009 @ 2:32 p.m.

Adam xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

See, Mr. Blindeye Ref?????????

Oh but of course, he's going to stay with Daniels!!!!

Ya been robbed, AG!!!!!

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antigeekess Nov. 15, 2009 @ 6:22 p.m.

"Ya been robbed, AG!!!!!"

Story of my life, Cuddle. More than you know.

I tend to agree. Dubai is mos def not "San Diego Craigslist."

We'll not even mention the fact that beyond THAT immediate disqualification, there really doesn't seem to be a set price. It just states that the land "has large gold deposits estimated to contain well over one $Billion dollars in reserves. Located in Bolivia, South America".....whiiiiiich makes it sound like a total scam, on top of everything else.

It's probably those goshdarn Nigerians again.

:)

So, who wants to email them?

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SDaniels Nov. 15, 2009 @ 8:11 p.m.

I am more interested in checking out that "antique stone," the price of which we "should know." What if it is the GRAIL to end all grails--you know, THE philosopher's stone?

I can see myself embarking on an "Indy Jones" style adventure, in white linen, panama hat or knife between my teeth--oh, what was that? You are going to No-Prize the people spamming SD property values? Cool, whatever--I'm off to Dubai! ;)

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