I used to be appalled by large pieces of kiddie equipment in people's homes, by the way. I found it tacky to say the least. I have reformed. I understand that when something makes your child squeal and laugh and wears him out, you just don't care that there's an enormous molded castle slide smack dab in the middle of your living room. In fact, it made me wonder why I'm always trying to make my house look as though we don't have a toddler. We DO have a toddler, and he's awesome, so we're just going to go with it.
I also used Craigslist to feed Topher's newest addiction: Elmo's World. Instead of buying the DVD's at $13 a piece, I found a listing for FIVE Elmo DVD's for $12. Pure bliss.
My advice? Get on Craig's good side and he'll treat you right.