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#1 JediMaster

Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:06 PM

So I clicked on the fb marketplace link tonight. What an eye opener!
Do people really buy used lipsticks?
What strange stuff have you seen for sale?

#2 Paddlepop

Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:19 PM

If you want to see weird stuff, try the Wish website. Careful though in case you fall down the rabbit hole and waste about an hour marvelling at all of the useful/useless stuff on there.

#3 Jenflea

Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:22 PM

It's all strange in my eyes!

And i wonder how many of the Iphones are stolen?

#4 Riotproof

Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:24 PM

I’ve seen used baby bottles for sale on Facebook. As if.

#5 luke's mummu

Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:33 PM

I have a friend whose cat died and she advertised on Gumtree 4  leftover cans of cat food. Along with saying "food no longer needed due to recently deceased cat". I would have given them to a friend with a cat (like me) . It just seemed a bizarre way to dispose of 4 cans of cheapish cat food.

I'm on a Facebook pay-it-forward site, and people often advertise open tins of baby formula or open packets of medicines to give away for free. No way I would accept either of those from a stranger.

Edited by luke's mummu, 16 February 2018 - 07:36 PM.


#6 Threetwoone

Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:34 PM

I saw an opened pack of sparklers on a fb buy and sell group.

#7 red_squirrel

Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:38 PM

I just had quick look. Someone is selling a python and someone else is selling a deer. Both in the suburbs.

#8 ~J_F~

Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:46 PM

I love scrolling through there, so much random stuff for sale :lol:

#9 Cimbom

Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:56 PM

On another site, someone was trying to sell a few opened and half-used gardening products for $50. There was also a pair of used runners for $120 (apparently they were $160 new, that's not how you price used shoes :lol: ).

#10 SummerStar

Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:57 PM

View Postred_squirrel, on 16 February 2018 - 07:38 PM, said:

I just had quick look. Someone is selling a python and someone else is selling a deer. Both in the suburbs.

A deer is weird in the suburbs... Snake is pretty normal IMO, they're more common pets these days.

I think most of the stuff on there is odd and more effort to sell than what they're asking. But last time I said that on EB I was met with many defensive replies and offended people. Still unsure why... Unless it was their item I mentioned?


#11 StartledFlamingo

Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:59 PM

Freebies on Gumtree is pretty funny too.

A used hairbrush. An expired, opened packet of ovulation testers.

#12 GreyhoundLover

Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:05 PM

Heaps of stuff! A coffin made into a coffee table. A used queen bed and when you zoomed in on the photo it had two dogs mating on it in the background...

#13 IkeaAddict

Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:06 PM

Go to the weird and unusual section on ebay, if it still there....REALLY weird

#14 Tinky Winky Woo

Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:14 PM

A used 'vintage' bottle of calamine lotion for $50 was the biggest thing.  An umbrella stroller from kmart been sold for $50 made me laugh - especially when the ad said is dirty and needs a good clean.

#15 *melrose*

Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:16 PM

I was on there the other day and came across 2 tins of pears, and some used undies!!! Never in my life would I buy this crap from there.

#16 Littlecloud

Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:18 PM

20 used dummies.

They were the grottiest looking dummies ever. The thought of someone buying them used is horrifying!

#17 *melrose*

Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:23 PM

View PostLittlecloud, on 16 February 2018 - 08:18 PM, said:

20 used dummies.

They were the grottiest looking dummies ever. The thought of someone buying them used is horrifying!

Wow that's the worst one I have heard! Gross.

#18 #YKG

Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:23 PM

I’ve seen someone try to sell one (yes 1 only) scotch finger biscuit for $20.

I don’t see used baby bottles as weird. A fair chunk of my friends have baby bottles that have gone through many of each other’s babies, teats are easily changed and you’d wash the bottles.

#19 Riotproof

Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:29 PM

They were really grotty looking. Like really. And priced outrageously.

There’s something different about sharing with friends though.

#20 nasty snaugh

Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:33 PM

Mine is really boring

But this description for a kerosene burner amused me

3 burner flame thingy

#21 MessyMumBun

Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:35 PM

View PostRiotproof, on 16 February 2018 - 07:24 PM, said:

I’ve seen used baby bottles for sale on Facebook. As if.

And they possibly became a blessing to someone who may not have been able to afford brand new ones.

#22 Mooples

Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:48 PM

I’ve had someone buy used teats off me before. I would never have posted them but she asked on another post about them so I was happy to pass them on to another mum who obviously couldn’t afford new ones. Better than a starving baby.

#23 JustBeige

Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:48 PM

View PostPaddlepop, on 16 February 2018 - 07:19 PM, said:

If you want to see weird stuff, try the Wish website. Careful though in case you fall down the rabbit hole and waste about an hour marvelling at all of the useful/useless stuff on there.
omg. DS is driving me absolutely barmy with this 'wish ' thing.  The thungs he has picked out for $60/$70 when you just know it painted plastic of some sort.

My marketplace is quite boring too, mostly furniture tbh.

#24 Inkogneatoh

Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:49 PM

View Postluke, on 16 February 2018 - 07:33 PM, said:

I have a friend whose cat died and she advertised on Gumtree 4  leftover cans of cat food. Along with saying "food no longer needed due to recently deceased cat". I would have given them to a friend with a cat (like me) . It just seemed a bizarre way to dispose of 4 cans of cheapish cat food.

I'm on a Facebook pay-it-forward site, and people often advertise open tins of baby formula or open packets of medicines to give away for free. No way I would accept either of those from a stranger.

I went and gave our dead cat's food to the RSPCA. It did include a 3/4 full open bag of dry stuff, but even that seemed appreciated. They got it as I wanted it gone, and couldn't get on to the person I know with a cat. No way would I have considered selling it.



I randomly looked through the other day and there seemed to be a lot of phones. Iphones 4, 5 and 6's mainly, and most had a cracked screen.

Then there are the Hand chairs. Chairs shaped like hands.

peacock feathers for $1 each or someone selling 200 golf balls from $.50 ea. Or for $100 you can get 1000+ Slush Puppie cups. With lids.

#25 Caitlin Happymeal

Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:58 PM

About the most exciting thing on mine is pork ribs by the kilo... I must live in a very boring area!




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