Best of Craigslist: Creative Marketing Edition

Sellers will try anything these days — well, some of them, anyway.

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Creative hyperbole is the new marketing, according to a lot of these ads. Some of them, however, simply are what they are. Sounds like another round of Best of Craigslist to us!

We’ll kick off the creative ad section with this saddle, from Erin:

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And then there are creative ads that probably weren’t supposed to be quite this creative … from Jaynie: “Found this on a local swap page…not sure what happened!”

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This next ad may not be creative advertising so much as creative … dreaming. From Mekaela:

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Hello! I’m an experienced horse lover looking to adopt these 3 breeds:
Arabian gelding, at least 3 years old.
Friesian gelding, at least 3 years old.
Gelding, 13- 14h, 3- 10 years old, broke & kid safe. Breed not an issue.
I prefer them to be at least green broke, with no bad habits, in good health & UTD on all vaccinations. I will also need them to be delivered, as my trailer was stolen at a horse show (I’m happy to pitch in for gas costs).
I guarantee a great, loving home & to prove it, I will provide you with info (phone # & address) of where the horses will be so that you can visit them anytime. I will also be happy to give you regular updates with photos.
I ask that you include pics of your horses as well as any info you can provide.
Thank you! 🙂


And these ads are just plain old horses for sale. You know … with a Craigslist twist. From Sarah:

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For sale Am selling a chestnut geilding with 4 white feet blaze and he is 4 years old But needs feed poured to him, kind of thin yet. He is broke to ride and very gentle, I do not have the pasture to keep him so he is loose in my yard, Likes other horses and likes to be out riding by himself, Stalls out when ridin with other horses, Tork is a fast pased young horse, And shys at nothing He will go into water and go into brush Just needs more riding and I have no time to ride much any more Or will trade for a tractor with a back hole


 

From Nicole:

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So I have a therobreed that I am trying to trade for a well broke TN walker or just a well broke horse for my wife no bigger than 15.5 hands or sale for 1200$ he is well worth what I am asking in cash so call or text anytime names Kevin


From Kimberly:

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Yearling filly for sale $500 Obo . She is a red dun. She is 3/4 thoroughbred 1/4 quarter horse. She is currently 12.1 and weighs about 450 lbs. she is very friendly and picks up her feet. She doesn’t care for baths but she’s only had a few.she is very adorable and will make someone a great horse, I just have too many.


 

From Danielle:

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This sellers used their creativity not in advertising, but in construction! From Gabrielle: “Nothing like a homemade horse trailer!”

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WE ARE SELLING OUR HOME MADE TRAILER. USED TO HAUL MINI HORSES & CALVES. NO TITLE, WE USE WITH A FARM USE TAG. 2″ BALL, ALL NEW LIGHTS & WIRING. COVERED WITH VINYL SIDING, TIN ROOF, DROP BACK GATE ENTRY, SIDE DOOR ACCESS, VENTILATION WINDOWS & PORTS, SOLID FLOOR, STEEL TRUCK FRAME, PULLS EASY.


 

From Laine:

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And our final ad this week is a genuinely creative idea for a boarding barn — after all, it’s the horses that live there, so might as well reach out to them directly! From Sara:

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Readers, if you run across an “interesting” ad in your Internet wanderings, send it our way! Email the link to [email protected] Who knows – maybe you’ll help connect a horse with a safe, loving home. Go Riding.

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