Sammy’s Vehicle For Sale on Craigslist _ad Lib

In an attempt to make it easier for people to sell their vehicles, two years ago I wrote an article called “Sammy’s Unofficial Template For Listing A Car Or Truck For Sale On Craigslist”. Judging by the sheer number of ads I still see that appear to be written by an ADDHD-riddled fourth-grader after ten shots of high-fructose corn syrup, evidently the topic needs to be covered yet again.

So today I’m trying something a little different. I’ll call it “Sammy’s Vehicle For Sale On Craigslist (or eBay, For That Matter) _ad Lib”. Now all one needs to do is find the correct information regarding the vehicle for sale and plug it into the appropriate fields in this ready-to-go ad copy.

Offered for sale is a (YEAR) (MAKE) (MODEL) (OFFICIAL BODY STYLE– that means SEDAN/COUPE/CONVERTIBLE/HARDTOP COUPE/WAGON/TOWN SEDAN, etc…) (OFFICIAL TRIM LEVEL DESIGNATION) with (NUMBER) miles. The vehicle is optioned with (OPTIONS AND OPTION PACKAGES).

(TYPE OF ENGINE — and NUMBER OF CYLINDERS/HORSEPOWER/OPTION CODE if multiple engines or multiple states of tune were offered) is (CHOOSE “ORIGINAL” OR “NOT ORIGINAL”) and runs (ADVERB). The (TYPE OF TRANSMISSION) shifts (ADVERB). Vehicle was last serviced (DATE), at which time the (LIST MAJOR SERVICES PERFORMED). Vehicle will need (TYPE OF MAINTENANCE) within the next (TIME PERIOD).

The (COLOR) paint is (ADJECTIVE). There are (ADJECTIVE RELATED TO QUANTITY) areas of (RUST/DAMAGE/DENTS/SCRATCHES) the size of (OBJECT) around the following areas: (LIST AREAS). The (FABRIC TYPE) interior is (COLOR) and is in (ADJECTIVE) condition, as exemplified by the (THING) on the (OBJECT).

Vehicle is offered at (PRICE) and is located at (LOCATION — CITY, STATE). Please feel free to ask questions by emailing (EMAIL ADDRESS) or calling (NAME) at (TELEPHONE NUMBER) between (HOURS).

The following pictures were taken (MONTH/YEAR): (INSERT FOUR PICTURES: FRONT 1/4, REAR 1/4, ENGINE, INTERIOR)

And just one last thing: once you’re done using Sammy’s Vehicle For Sale on Craigslist _ad Lib…at the very least, please spell check. If I see another “Camero Convertable”, “Crysler”, “Alpha Romero”, or “Caddillac” for sale today, I’m going to blow a gasket.

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2 Responses to Sammy’s Vehicle For Sale on Craigslist _ad Lib

  1. Mad Libs!

    Offered for sale is a 2012 Packard PK Cruiser Limited Edition Coupe LX with 6732 miles. The vehicle is optioned with Anti-matter mix chamber and Mr. Fusion upgrade.

    The turbocharged 27 cylinder engine is original and runs rough, just as it was designed to do. The flappy-paddle gearbox shifts annoyingly. Vehicle was last serviced on October 63rd, 2014, at which time the it had the muffler bearings and turbo-encalculators replaced. Vehicle will need a new periscope within the next geologic epoch.

    The metallic baby-puke green paint is revolting. There are a few areas of meteorite dimples the size of Jupiter around the following areas: the rear quarter panel of the driver’s side, and the passenger-side solar sail. The plaid naugahyde interior is blue and is in terrifying condition, as exemplified by the thing on the object.

    Vehicle is offered at ONE MILLLLLLION DOLLARS and is located at Mos Eisley Spaceport, Tattooine. Please feel free to ask questions by emailing TuskenTad@gmail.com or calling redacted at 06132-666-837 between sunset one, and sunset two.

  2. Well done, Chuck — very solid!

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