Craigslist, eBay, Facebook Marketplace-- nowadays, there are several online marketplaces that anyone can use. This results in some strange but funny listings. A bag of air, a leopard statue with an actor's head, and a Lego on a leash have all been listed, whether ironically or unironically. Would you spend money on the most hilarious product listings found online?
They Either Made It Better Or Worse
When is the last time you looked up listings for repainted thrift store art? Probably never. But this seller provided a piece of art that he... ruined? Improved? That depends on your perspective.
The seller added buildings and lasers to make the birds look like they are attacking a city. If you've ever seen Birdemic, then you might view this as fan art. However, it costs more than the average fan art piece at $50. Someone must really like it to pay for it.
Just Imagine The Phone In Her Hand
One woman decided to sell her old LG phone on Facebook. The problem? She didn't have a camera! So instead of leaving out the picture, she decided to take a photo of her hand...pretending to hold the phone.
Sure, these pictures are entirely useless, and she could have asked someone else to photograph the phone. But at least you know that the LG phone can take pictures. At this point, though, who knows if she even has an LG phone to sell?
Dog For Scale
If you've ever wanted a pet lobster, you're in luck. One person is selling their pet lobster, Goose, for only $50. And if you wanted to feel horrified by how big it is, there's a yellow labrador for scale.
The listing mentions a few odd facts about Goose. Namely, "he hates any music by Johnny Cash" and will start destroying things if you play it. What did Johnny Cash do to that lobster? And is it even legal to own one?
There's A Story Behind This Listing
If a SWAT team broke into your home, what would you do? This person decided to sell the door ram that they used to break in. Now, they are "trying to make $40 off it to help replace my door." No need to ask why the SWAT team raided that house.
Truthfully, $40 is a bargain for a battering ram. Perhaps the buyer can break into someone else's house, and then that person can sell it, and it will become the Sisterhood of the Traveling Door Ram.
Where Can You Find Decent Air Nowadays?
Do you want air? Us too, but it can be so difficult to find. Fortunately, you can find almost anything on the Facebook marketplace. This is where someone was selling a bag of air for $550.
It's a small bag or air, and it was likely secondhand (blown into the bag). But that's just a reflection of the American medical system. Keep this bag of air for emergencies, because none of us really need air, right?
Giraffe Popcorn For $2,000
How much would you pay for popcorn? We hope you said "$2,000," because this kernel is worth that amount. The seller claims that this piece of popcorn "looks EXACTLY life a giraffe," but commenters argued that it looks more like a poodle.
Regardless of which animal it resembles, $2,000 is incredibly overpriced. Perhaps the seller does not want to give up their giraffe popcorn. Or perhaps they truly believe that they discovered a piece of find art.
The Cat Needs To Go
Do you want a cat? Would you be willing to buy a "slightly used" cat, as this listing says? Personally, we prefer our cats to remain in the box, in mint condition.
Regardless, this seller is desperately trying to get rid of their cat for some reason. Just look at how quickly and carelessly that photo was taken. Based on the angle, it looks like the cat took a photo of himself. Maybe he wants to leave his humans.
Everyone Needs It Gone
If anyone needs a leopard statue with the head of actor Jason Stathom, this is your chance to buy one. As for the seller, they "need it gone." Honestly, everyone who lays eyes on that statue needs it gone.
This post on Facebook marketplace got over 250 comments, most of which seemed to be asking where on earth the seller got that. If they made it themselves... good job? They have poor taste but decent execution.
Oh, You Still Use Exercise Bikes?
Exercise bikes are out; human-sized hamster wheels are in-- at least according to this Craigslist listing in Brooklyn. Grab this wheel along with the 50 pounds of complimentary newspaper, and you'll become the envy of all your neighbors.
Whoever sold this was eager to get rid of it, saying that "I will not have this in my house any longer." Apparently, the guy in the photo bought it without his partner's consent. Take that as a warning the next time to you shop for a giant hamster wheel.
Lego On A Leash
For $30, you can buy a substantial and creative Lego set. Or, you can eBay and purchase somebody's pet Lego. At least they took a picture of their Lego on a leash so that you know it is well behaved and likes to go on walks.
According to the Redditor who posted this, the pet Lego sold quickly. If you have a leash-trained Lego, you might get a profit from it. They are clearly in high demand.
Cicadas Are Friends, Not Food
If you're not interested in a pet lobster, why don't you try a pet cicada? Sure, they are annoyingly loud and impossible to tame. But this one is named Fred.
According to the post, this cicada is "getting older" and needs a good home to retire in. It is unclear how much Fred cost, or if he was free. But hopefully he found a loving home where he could irritate every neighbor within a 20 mile radius.
If You Don't Use It, Sell It
Most people sell the items that they no longer use. For this seller, it was their BA in criminal justice. "Never been used," the seller wrote. "You can just cross my name out on the diploma and write yours in."
As for the price, the seller explained that they were "trying to get what I paid for it." Considering how expensive American colleges can be, $35,000 seems like a decent price. But we doubt they would get any bids.
Easy To Repair
A new MacBook Pro costs over $1,000, so many people purchase used ones. But this seller was a bit too hopeful. This laptop with "minor blemishes" looks like it came from a shootout, and it still costs $800.
One has to wonder how the MacBook got so beat up. Was it the target in an archery range? Or did someone set off fireworks next to it? Either way, it is no condition to be resold.
At Least He Didn't Use It Twice
Most coffins cost well over $1,000, but if you want a "lightly used" one, check out this listing. According to the seller, their "grandpa used it once." For some reason, the family decided not to bury him in it.
It's amusing that the seller clarified "once." If Grandpa had used it twice, he would either be a vampire or faking his own death. In either case, it makes sense to resell the coffin. At least the mourners will get their money back.
Who Wants To Chew It?
The International Chewing Gum Association claims that most gum cannot expire. If that's true, then anyone can chew on their "vintage sticks of gum" from 1987. Sure, they might break your teeth, but at least they aren't expired.
The strangest part of this listing is why it exists in the first place. Most people value vintage foods for their original containers, not the food itself. And it only costs $4, so the seller won't even make a profit. Why list it?
A Bike That Barks
Fifty dollars for a dirt bike? That's a steal! Never mind that it has a tail and requires walks every day-- those are just unique features of this bike.
Although this is obviously a joke listing, we wonder if anyone paid for it. Would the seller actually give up their dog? Or did they just offer a ride on their dog? It "makes some pretty loud noises at times," but at least it's a high-quality a Honda.
Finally, A Unique Couch!
So many people have white or leather couches that blend in with their homes. But what if you want something different? Fortunately, you can get a unique pig couch for only $250!
That seems low, right? According to the seller, they originally bought the couch for $11,000. But they have to sell it quickly because it is "non-negotiable" for their boyfriend. This ad was later confirmed to be fake, but it still made many people laugh.
"My Wife Took The Kids, So I'm Selling My Truck"
While looking up products on Craigslist, a Redditor saw a pickup truck for $1,500. But the listing came with a jarring backstory. According to the seller, his "wife ran out and kidnapped my children," so he needed money for a lawyer.
It's a sad story, but it's also fascinating. Did the wife actually kidnap the children, or did she just leave? Are they still together? It's the kind of story that would end up on the relationships subreddit, but instead, it's in a truck listing.
Serena Williams' Dream Chair
Are you a tennis fan? If so, hop on the Facebook Marketplace. In 2019, a Redditor found a tennis ball chair on sale there. It might not look comfortable, but--hear us out--it's made from tennis balls.
There are some bright sides to this purchase. For instance, dog owners can let their pets chew on this chair without worry. And second, $200 is relatively cheap for that many tennis balls. Sit in this when you watch the next Serena Williams match.
Ten Other Shoppers Know What It Is
Most sellers would feel stumped if they had to sell something even though they didn't know what it was. But this seller decided to be honest. "I'm not sure what this is," they wrote, "but you might."
If you are wondering, it's actually a sterling engine model for people who study magnetic science. It seems that at least ten shoppers recognized it. But we wonder how the seller decided on the $40 price if they didn't know what it was.