Craigslist is magical thing. It’s like a great dive bar – it may look awful when you first walk up to it, but it has so many stories on the inside. There are thousands of items posted for sale on Charlotte’s Craigslist site each day. Some are just flat out unique.
The 20 most fascinating things you can get today around Charlotte:
To remind yourself what Charlotte looked like before you moved here to take a job at (insert bank name here).
(2) Insane Asylum Wall Art – $175
This would definitely be a statement piece for someone’s lovely home. Note to all husbands – do not buy this for your wife’s next birthday. She won’t appreciate the joke.
(3) M&M Candy Vending Machine – $400
Is this where those M&M characters from the TV commercials live?
(4) Photo of Jim Bakker Eating a Hot Dog – $45
The story of The PTL Club and Jim Bakker is well documented. Own a bite of history!
(5) Cow Colostrum – $8
No idea, either – had to look this up. Colostrum is a “milky fluid that comes from the breasts of humans, cows, and other mammals the first few days after giving birth, before true milk appears.” Apparently it can work as a supplement to treat arthritis, infections and improve athletic performance.
(6) Neon Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Sign – $250
Not mentioned in the fine print but would be awesome if it did: Includes lifetime of free doughnuts.
(7) Volvo S80 Arm Rest Leather – $30
Anybody out there own a Volvo S80 from 1996-2006? How’s your arm rest looking? Not good, eh? Well, boy do I have a deal for you!
(8) 1930’s Taylor Tricycle – $175
Odds are Mike and Frank from History Channel’s “American Pickers” have already found a way to buy this for $25.
(9) 1950’s Chainsaw – $125
This sounds like it could make a great plot to a modern horror movie. “So it all started one rainy Friday night when my brother-in-law bought this half-century-old chainsaw on Craigslist.” Queue the scary dark music.
(10) Mansion home rental in south Charlotte – $5,495/month
This five-bed, 4.5 bathroom estate has 5,500 square feet of living space and seemingly the world’s largest shower. The home is worth $1.23 million, according to Zillow.
Now THIS would make your man cave unique.
(12) 1944 World War II 7 Up Sign – $150
This is pretty neat, especially if you are a history buff. The cardboard sign was made in St. Louis in 1944 and still looks to be in good shape. Only the “Antiques Roadshow” experts would know if it’s a good deal at $150.
(13) Old push reel mower – $150
It’s in working condition and will help make your typical two hour mowing experience a day-long affair. Now, if only it’d rain a bit in Charlotte, then someone may actually have a need for one of these.
(14) Clown Lamps – $25
Want to make sure your in-laws rarely visit your home? These should do the trick, if placed appropriately in your living room.
(15) 1933 Monopoly Board – $15
Definitely a unique item, though it looks to be in really good shape for being some 80 years old.
(16) Rug – $15,800
This Persian rug comes from a home in the Pine Lake area. Yes, a nearly $16,000 rug!
(17) Casket – $900
Because Halloween is just around the corner.
(18) Noah Vonleh Hornets Autographed Gear – $25-$200
Vonleh was traded from the Hornets to Portland this off-season. He may very well end up being a star in this league, but the 19-year-old’s autograph is not selling for top dollar right now.
(19) UNC Golf Cart – $4,500
Calling all Tar Heel grads who happen to be Quail Hollow members.
(20) 87-year-old Four-way Stop Light — $1,650
Wait, they had stop lights back in the 1920’s? Yes, and not only that – the first stop light was installed on August 5, 1914 in Ohio where many of you Charlotteans are from.
If you have something that you’ve seen posted on charlotte.craigslist.org that should be included in this list, tweet @Caleb.
Photos posted to craigslist.org.