Even for Craigslist standards, this listing is… odd.
A Philadelphia 76ers fan made a life-sized Joel Embiid balloon animal, and they’re offering it on Craigslist in exchange for tools and lumber.
Here’s the listing, which is titled “Life sized Joel embiid balloon animal for…tools/lumber etc”:
I don’t know how or why but I am some sort of balloon prodigy, I can make literally anything out of balloons. Ridiculous giant balloon sculptures are great for parties, as a gift or just to leave on someone’s porch as a weird and confusing joke. I left a 5 foot T. rex in the first unlocked car I could find and I still laugh about it every day. I can deliver most sculptures by car but large structures like a castle or working balloon pub would need to be finished on site.
Lifesized balloon sculptures take all day to make and can run into the thousands of dollars from party companies most of whom don’t offer anything so customizable to begin with. I am looking to trade for tools. I got bored with balloons and am moving on to make things out of wood.
I am especially interested in:
A better miter gauge for my table saw
Router bits or accessories
I can also always use building materials and useful things to keep my shop running well or just anything very interesting. I am not looking for money, some people actually do this for a career and I don’t want to take a paying job from them.
And behold, photos of the Embiid balloon replica:
That’s a fine piece of art.
Expect the real Joel Embiid to have a response to this on Twitter soon.