Craigslist’s DO NOT WANT.

1 Sep

A section for all those awful posts that keep reappearing on my radar listed under vintage, danish, retro, and everything else good – that are just plain uggs and “DO NOT WANT.” Usually these items are priced a bit more than I’d ever damn pay, look like they’ve been used by the family cat as a scratching and urinating post, or are just plain miscategorized. AND KEEP SHOWING UP!


This thing keeps popping up under “This antique Danish modern coffee table” – okay maybe it’s Danish, but a lot of things are. Danish people for example. Yes. Those pastries, yknow the ones – those are Danish too. I don’t care if this thing was sat on by a Danish King and he took a Danish crap on it – it ain’t danish modern. BUT THAT OVERSTUFFED COUCH BEHIND IT SURE IS! A steal at $70.00 of your hard earned money.

8 Responses to “Craigslist’s DO NOT WANT.”

  1. Alan September 1, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    Since taking an interest in this I’ve learned that many electronics have a ‘Danish’ language setting.

  2. Jon September 27, 2010 at 7:37 am #

    OMG! I hate this ad as well. It even shows up when you search for Eames!!!!!

    • Nicole Kern October 10, 2010 at 12:54 am #

      Haha agreed! I freaking hate this table.

  3. Angie November 9, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    I’m sure they will repost AGAIN! Since when is Ottoville, Ohio anywhere near Denmark? That is where this Mersman Furniture comes from. I have a nice place for this table…in my fireplace.

    • Serene November 9, 2010 at 11:46 am #

      They’ve been listing this sucker again lately…

  4. Rick February 7, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    I think it’s time to put this on the list:

    IT WON’T GO AWAY!!!!!!!

    • Serene February 8, 2012 at 10:06 am #

      HAHA! Oh, Rick.. if you only KNEW my hatred for that thing. Last year Rose’s number one craigslist enemy was this set of “50’s dinette chairs” ( which still haunts the corridors of craigslist to this day. But nothing drives me into a frothing fit of rage more than this HENREDON SIDEBOARD!! I’ve now trained myself to never click on anything that says “sideboard,” but occasionally I’ll slip up and be bested by this underwhelming trapezoid.


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