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post #101 of 140
This thread inspired me to check out my Freecycle list. I saw someone asking for a jogger stroller, so I offered mine. I also saw an offer made yesterday:
I have 100 wedding favors that I put together for a wedding that was canceled.
They are pillow boxes with butterflies glued on them full of candy.


OK, in the free is not cheap enough category: I have a black diaper bag for free. It has been used for 2 kids and it shows
some signs of wear. I recently spilled some orange juice in it and, eventhough I
cleaned it with Lysol, it still has a slight smell to it. Let me know if you
want it. Thanks!
post #102 of 140
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Originally Posted by Viola View Post
OK, in the free is not cheap enough category: I have a black diaper bag for free. It has been used for 2 kids and it shows
some signs of wear. I recently spilled some orange juice in it and, eventhough I
cleaned it with Lysol, it still has a slight smell to it. Let me know if you
want it. Thanks!
Well I feel better about my lazy-ass cleaning everything with a damp cloth methods. Lysol as a cleaner.

Hey Poxy, how about saving up the included thongs and crocheting a rag rug?
post #103 of 140
There are plenty of double-take worthy postings on my Freecycle, but that's the point: keeping weird stuff out of landfills and finding it a good home.

One man's trash is another man's Zatarain's with cheese.
post #104 of 140
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Thalia View Post
There are plenty of double-take worthy postings on my Freecycle, but that's the point: keeping weird stuff out of landfills and finding it a good home.

One man's trash is another man's Zatarain's with cheese.
thats the idea though! :
post #105 of 140
This one was quite bizarre to me, I don't remember it exactly verbatim, but I remember the main ideas. I really hope no one is offended by it.

WANTED: over-sized stuffed animal.

I am looking for a really large stuffed animal for my deaf Chinese grandson. I think he would really enjoy it. Any animal would do, but I think he would really like a panda (duh, Chinese). Thank you in advance.


I know. I really didn't make up the "duh, Chinese" part.
post #106 of 140
This was on a local list I subscribe to today:

We are moving abroad for 3 years, and are looking for a home by April 26 for our king-sized bed, to be returned to us when we return in 3 years. It's a 6-year-old, plush-top, king-sized bed frame and mattresses (no headboard), with waterproof cover, in great condition. Wanting it to go to a home in which kids won't bounce on it. We have pets, so although it's been covered with sheets, it can't be considered pet-free. E-mail for photos or to ask questions.

So apparently they will loan you their 6 year old mattress for three years.
post #107 of 140
These are so funny!
post #108 of 140
Oh my gosh!

TAKEN: Plastic Easter Eggs
This item has been picked up....

Who woulda thunk?
post #109 of 140
I once saw maternity undies posted on my local freecycle. I was preggo at the time and responded in a hormonal stupor, but then decided better.
post #110 of 140
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jokerama View Post
Oh my gosh!

TAKEN: Plastic Easter Eggs
This item has been picked up....

Who woulda thunk?
there was at least 3-4 of these type of offers on my freecycle last week. One was posted around noon on Saturday= Need to pick up asap!
post #111 of 140
These were friggin hilarious.I laughed till I cried.
Last week someone here offered an OLD 'floor model tv in non-working order' WHO is gonna arrange to pick up a ten billion lb.broken tv??????
That same week someone offered 2 cans of expired formula.By expired I mean TWO YEARS past.Blech! Do peoplenot THINK??? I mean, somestuff you never know what it can be used for...but epired infant formula???
post #112 of 140
When I was new to Freecycle, I posted to get rid of our donkey. I was very honest, said he was cranky and needed someone with time to work with him. To make a long story short, we found him a very good home, but I had lots of people reply to me and say it was the oddest thing they had seen on Freecycle!
post #113 of 140
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Originally Posted by hippiemum21580 View Post
These were friggin hilarious.I laughed till I cried.
Last week someone here offered an OLD 'floor model tv in non-working order' WHO is gonna arrange to pick up a ten billion lb.broken tv??????
That same week someone offered 2 cans of expired formula.By expired I mean TWO YEARS past.Blech! Do peoplenot THINK??? I mean, somestuff you never know what it can be used for...but epired infant formula???

I used to wonder why people gave away expired formula and why people would want it. One of my clients at my old job told me that dealers use it as a base for an illegal substance that I won't name because I don't want to get into trouble on MDC.
post #114 of 140
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Originally Posted by J's Mombee View Post
I used to wonder why people gave away expired formula and why people would want it. One of my clients at my old job told me that dealers use it as a base for an illegal substance that I won't name because I don't want to get into trouble on MDC.
Yep, that..

It can also be used to create beach scenes.. (as sand, of course in boxes or jars)..
post #115 of 140
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These were friggin hilarious.I laughed till I cried.
Last week someone here offered an OLD 'floor model tv in non-working order' WHO is gonna arrange to pick up a ten billion lb.broken tv??????
Someone who likes to tinker. Someone who likes to hoard and enjoys stubbed toes. Someone practicing repairing tvs and other appliances.

Our local FC occasionally has requests for small (or not) broken appliances or electronic items. If someone is learning how to repair broken clocks, it helps to have a broken clock on hand, y'know?
post #116 of 140
I just recently saw a listing for gay porn. The ad said something like, "I am a straight woman, and thought I might like this because two guys together kind of turns me on, but I forgot how BAD porn is. It's so depressing." Then she said, "no creepy weirdos". Who is going to pick that up who isn't a creepy weirdo???
post #117 of 140
Just saw this:

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I am looking for a really good serger in excellent condition. In trade, I am offering a wonderful vacation package including 4 days and 3 nights in South Florida, 3 days and 2 nights in Orlando, Florida, and 2 night cruise to the Bahamas. Package includes rental car, hotels, meals and 2-2day passes to Orlando Universal plus 10 bonus getaway mini-vacations.
Just thought it was a bit odd. Who would give up an awesome vaca for sewing something??
post #118 of 140
It's probably one of those deals where you have to listen to speeches about time shares to get the vacations.
post #119 of 140
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Originally Posted by Pinoikoi View Post
Yep, that..

It can also be used to create beach scenes.. (as sand, of course in boxes or jars)..
Oh okay... I am glad that it is used for other than illegal activities.
post #120 of 140
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Originally Posted by Carolyn R View Post
When I was new to Freecycle, I posted to get rid of our donkey. I was very honest, said he was cranky and needed someone with time to work with him. To make a long story short, we found him a very good home, but I had lots of people reply to me and say it was the oddest thing they had seen on Freecycle!
...sounds familiar!


ETA: Whoops, didn't mean to sound insensitive, I just remember some crazy story once upon a time along the lines of "Can you believe this is on freecycle?!". That's great that your donkey found a nice home. :
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