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Divorce Ads On Craigslist (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 02/24/11 12:40 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

Following divorce, former husbands and wives go through a variety of steps to ensure their split is as clean as possible. Lawyers are retained, assets are divided, custody agreements are hammered out, and grieving is commenced. But what about getting rid of the stuff--furniture, clothing, jewelry--that reminds them of their former lives? Until, spouses had few options for purging belongings other than dropping everything off at the local Goodwill. Perhaps that's why the site has become such a clearinghouse for divorce-related paraphernalia (last time we checked, there were 145 listings for divorce sales in Los Angeles alone!) The objects here, though they range from the practical (couches) to the bizarre (spoon jewelery), have one thing in common: they provide a rare glimpse into people's closets, garages, living rooms, and lives after the hell of divorce.

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  • Manly Entertainment

    <a href="" target="_hplink">Manly entertainment, divorce sale - $40 (MtP)</a> ________________________________________ Date: 2011-02-09, 7:08PM EST Reply to: <a href=""></a> ________________________________________ My husband left me with his Rambo collection and a bunch of Vietnam films and other movies with a lot of action, blood, guns, killing and other sorts of violence. If you like these kinds of things, you can have it all, much never even opened, for $30. Cat not included.

  • **Betty Boob Eddition** EQ3 Couches [sic]

    <a href="" target="_hplink">**Betty Boob Eddition** EQ3 Couches - $600 (Ft. Lauderdale)</a> [sic] ________________________________________ Date: 2011-02-15, 11:12AM EST Reply to: <a href=""></a> ________________________________________ Red Velvet Retro love seat couch combo....excellent condition, you pick-up. $600obo I'm currently going through a divorce and my ex-wife is taking me for everything that I own. And this is the only thing that I got stuck with so please help me get rid of the old memories and bring some closure into my life.

  • Spoon Pendant

    <a href=" " target="_hplink">Spoon Pendant - $20 (Carmel, NY)</a> ________________________________________ Date: 2011-02-15, 2:57PM EST Reply to: <a href=""></a> ________________________________________ One woman's garbage is another woman's treasure. This is now garbage to me, since my divorce, but it may be treasure to someone else! My soon-to-be ex-husband's grandmother gave me this pendant made from a spoon, and now that we are no longer together, I would very much like to get rid of it. I don't know much about it or the inscription on the inside, but I imagine it's pretty unique! I would like $20.00 or best offer. We are only accepting cash and the item must be picked up in person.

  • Leather Soda, Love Seat, Table

    <a href="" target="_hplink">Leather sofa, love seat as well as table with 6 chairs all for 1300$ - $1200 ( Kew Gardens)</a> ________________________________________ Date: 2011-02-21, 4:24PM EST Reply to: <a href=""></a> ________________________________________ I believe that the title speaks for it self. Everything must go, furniture is only a year old, recently divorced trying to sell the furniture before the ex gets it in the divorce. Price is negotiable, please no low prices, reasonable offers only.

  • BCBG Gown w/Sequins

    <a href="" target="_hplink">Gorgeous BNWT ($348) BCBG Gown w/sequins Sz L - $50 (Cedar Park)</a> ________________________________________ Date: 2011-02-18, 9:40AM CST Reply to: <a href=""></a> ________________________________________ This gown fits a 10-12 and is STUNNING. I bought it because I absolutely loved it and then I never had any reason to wear it!! The tags are still on $348!!! I'm going through a divorce and need the cash and I certainly don't need this dress! Please make me an offer!

  • Women's Diamond Ring

    <a href="" target="_hplink">Women's Diamond Ring GREAT DEAL!! - $3950 (Gainesville, GA)</a> ________________________________________ Date: 2011-02-18, 4:12PM EST Reply to: <a href=""></a> ________________________________________ I'm going through a divorce and am selling my ex's ring. It's a diamond ring with two matching bands. It's a BEAUTIFUL ring. I just had the ring appraised and it's worth $6,000. I have all the appraisal paperwork. This ring is only 3 years old and is in mint condition. Here are all the details: 14k (.585) white gold ladies diamond ring. This ring is 3 rings that are soldered together. The center ring consists of a Round Brilliant cut center solitaire followed by .22ct. of Round Brilliant cut pave' di amonds descending the band. The outside two bands are also .22ct. Round Brilliant cut pave' diamond bands. All three bands are matching. TOTAL WEIGHT OF ITEM: 9.9g. DIAMOND-Center CUT: I CLARITY: SI CARAT: .73ct. TOTAL CARAT WEIGHT: 1.39ctw. RING SIZE:7 TOTAL ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE: $6,000 Asking $3,950 OBO. Serious buyers only. Cash only. Need to be willing to meet me in or around the Gaineville area.

  • Canon PowerShot SX210

    <a href="" target="_hplink">Canon PowerShot SX210 - $200 (CR)</a> ________________________________________ Date: 2011-02-21, 12:33PM CST Reply to: <a href=""></a> ________________________________________ Divorce Gift. Bought this for my Dear Hubby, on Christmas, a week later he confessed to affair, 8)0... Anyway, here is an awesome gift for somebody, its tooo complicated for me, it does alot of stuff. I personally paid $389.00 for this in December, Its all yours for 275 firm. No Spam or Job Offers!! Thanks This is a pic off the web site, couldn't figure out how to take a pic with the same camera! It is exact color and model.

  • Foosball Table

    <a href="" target="_hplink">Foosball Table - $400 (McCordsville)</a> ________________________________________ Date: 2011-01-13, 1:51PM EST Reply to: <a href=""></a> ________________________________________ Loosing house in divorce, and don't have room for foosball table in the new house. Originally $800 but in the need to get rid of it selling it for cheaper -Gentle used, still in great condition. -Looks very similar to picture

  • 05' Fleetwood "Gear Box"

    <a href="" target="_hplink">05' Fleetwood "Gear Box" 5th whel toy hauler - $19000 (Porter Ranch)</a> [sic] ________________________________________ Date: 2011-02-16, 8:06AM PST Reply to: <a href=""></a> ________________________________________ This thing has everything.... including a 10' Garage. Seperate living and toy storage (no more folding tables and beds against the walls) If you're in the market you know this was a 42K rig with all the buzzers and whistles. New tires last season, fuel station, outside shower, master suite with full size shower. Ducted air/heat, Roof mounted Satellite antenna w/ reciever. Very good condition, well taken care of, with a couple of minor bruses. Interior is "Rev Red" stainless, aluminum diamond plate, red and black. Model H335FS Sleeps 8, Queen in master bedroom, queen loft above garage, Table converts, couch converts.... GVWR 14,300 lbs 120 gal fresh, 50 black 50 gray Huge awning, no slide, very stout rig. Divorce sale, Bummer, my loss is your gain. Please don't waste my time with B.S. offers.

  • Ladies' Motorcycle Jacket Black Leather

    <a href="" target="_hplink">TRIUMPH Ladies' Motorcycle Jacket Black Leather MINT - $160 (Freehold)</a> ________________________________________ Date: 2011-02-18, 12:33AM EST Reply to: <a href=""></a> ________________________________________ Purchased at Freehold Honda Triumph on Rte 9 (now closed)... SIZE MEDIUM My ex-husband bought this for me in the spring of '08 in anticipation of me riding again after the birth of our daughter. I wore it one time after she was born, so this jacket was maybe worn for an hour, locally. No no scars, marks, or bugstains to be found ;) He paid over $300 for this jacket - he was never one to go cheap with his gear. 23" long, 24" sleeve length, and 18" across at the bust. NOT armoured. Interior zipper at bottom of jacket to attach MC pants, 2 inside pockets, zippers at wrists, lightly lined. Classic motorcycle jacket design....can even be worn when NOT riding!!! Part of my new Divorce Sale. Lots of things must go!

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">Art Deco mirror ladies - $200 (Greensburg, IN)</a> ________________________________________ Date: 2011-02-08, 4:46PM EST Reply to: <a href="mailto:sale-jnbbs-2204136532@craigslist.orgg">