More Egregious Craigslist: Worst Ad Spam Ever

Here’s an ad from Craigslist. See if you can guess what it’s for. Can’t quite get it? No, it’s not someone looking for a cure for his ADD, and it’s not a selection from his thesis on War and Peace. Maybe he’s selling stolen vowels from Wheel of Fortune?

No, this is an ad for a pair of cams from a Mitsubishi Evo. But for some reason, this seller figured he’d stand a better chance of wringing the $150 asking price out of somebody by using a 2,687 -word grand mal spam attack in the ad- not caring that it just pisses off people searching for unrelated items and getting this ad because it contains every word in the English language.
The block of fully-justified text is so long that his blurry pics are relegated to below the fold, eliminating any impact they may have had. By the time you’re finished scrolling through the text you might have even forgotten what it was you were looking at, so at least they’re there to remind you. Oh, and the seller notes that he’s not open to responses to the ad via text messages. Irony Man facepalms over that.
It’s about time that Craigslist started charging by the word.


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  1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    Someone SHOULD copy and paste War & Peace into a reply email to this guy…

    1. bzr Avatar

      "To whom it may concern,
      I am interested in these EVO 8 cams. Please email me back.
      It was in July, 1805, and the speaker was the well-known Anna Pavlovna Scherer, maid of honor and favorite of the Empress Marya
      Fedorovna. With these words she greeted Prince Vasili Kuragin, a man of high rank and importance, who was the first to arrive at her
      reception. Anna Pavlovna had had a cough for some days. She was, as she said, suffering from la grippe; grippe being then a new word in
      St. Petersburg, used only by the elite. All her invitations without exception, written in French, and delivered by a scarlet-liveried footman that morning…etc. ad nauseaum"

      1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
        Jeff Glucker

        Yo… I got a set of 22" rims from my old suburben…
        It was the best of times… it was the worst of times…

  2. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    At least he put it in the Auto Parts section.
    When browsing for LeMons-priced cars, there's nothing like having to sort though 100 BMW body kits or RIMz, yo to find the one $400 e12 528.
    Also: +100 Hooniverse Points for the use of "grand mal".

    1. PFG Avatar

      Shouldn't be that hard to find. ALL E12s are $400.

  3. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    Also also, I just nominated this for "Best of Craigslist"

    1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      bonus point for you!

  4. _Tomsk_ Avatar

    I blame his steady diet of Red Bull and Top Ramen.

    1. iheartstiggie Avatar

      The only picture in my head right now is tweak from South Park. Nice. +1 – literally.

  5. citroen67 Avatar

    This guy is losing his ass if you ask me…The fact that he went through all that trouble just to try and sell a $150 set of cams is kind of counterproductive.

  6. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    Hm, my friend works for a telemarketing agency. I think having him add this shitbucket's number to their list would have much the same effect on the seller as this ad does on most Craigslist users.
    Extra irony points if the number in question is on the Do-Not-Call list.