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post #21 of 140
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Originally Posted by koofie View Post
DH thinks we should post a WANTED for a Ferarri (red or yellow, many models will do: 430, 302, Spyder, 612, Testarossa, ect) - He really wants me to post it tonight; I'm still debating
but could you imagine if you were actually given one?
post #22 of 140
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Originally Posted by battymama View Post
but could you imagine if you were actually given one?
DH would DIE he would be so happy! Of course, we would take a backseat to the car for a long while!
post #23 of 140
The other day I saw one that was basically:

"Candy thong. Has been up in my closet for a while, but could still be a lot of fun for someone's Valentine's Day."

It did not specify whether it was still in original packaging. That definitely made me double-take.


I just moved cross country. In my old city, Freecycle was so cool. I got a great dining room table, for example. It was from IKEA, and in used but good condition overall, and the family simply moved and the shape wasn't right. I also got rid of some artwork I no longer needed, some chairs, and some other stuff. I did not have a lot of luck with some really good quality stuff, though: including a nice high chair in used but good condition overall. That surprised me, but I was still a big Freecycle fan.

In my new area, Freecycle has mostly been a dud. I was able to get rid of some crinoline from my wedding, which was great. But most of what I see posted on there is stuff like coupons and also things like "box of old random kitchen stuff" (no specifics listed) or more rarely, broken/non-working appliances or furniture with holes, etc. I am sure some folks love it, but it seems to me to be for a specific type of Freecycler, and I am just not that type (not handy, can't justify driving all over for a pile of coupons, don't need random, unspecified things for my kitchen and don't sell other people's stuff, etc.).
post #24 of 140
someone on craigslist was looking for evil minions, another guy was looking for an arch nemesis to add some spice to his life, and some chick was looking for a stoner boyfreind...
those are the strangest ones ive seen...
post #25 of 140
OMG these are making me :
post #26 of 140

re: minions, nemesis, and stoner boyfriend

laughup
post #27 of 140
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Originally Posted by poxybat View Post
someone on craigslist was looking for evil minions, another guy was looking for an arch nemesis to add some spice to his life, and some chick was looking for a stoner boyfreind...
those are the strangest ones ive seen...
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post #28 of 140
The Best of Craigslist

My favorite: Wretched ill-natured panicky Guineas. They do not have laser beams strapped to their heads.
post #29 of 140
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Originally Posted by Sierra View Post
The other day I saw one that was basically:

"Candy thong. Has been up in my closet for a while, but could still be a lot of fun for someone's Valentine's Day."

It did not specify whether it was still in original packaging. That definitely made me double-take.


I just moved cross country. In my old city, Freecycle was so cool. I got a great dining room table, for example. It was from IKEA, and in used but good condition overall, and the family simply moved and the shape wasn't right. I also got rid of some artwork I no longer needed, some chairs, and some other stuff. I did not have a lot of luck with some really good quality stuff, though: including a nice high chair in used but good condition overall. That surprised me, but I was still a big Freecycle fan.

In my new area, Freecycle has mostly been a dud. I was able to get rid of some crinoline from my wedding, which was great. But most of what I see posted on there is stuff like coupons and also things like "box of old random kitchen stuff" (no specifics listed) or more rarely, broken/non-working appliances or furniture with holes, etc. I am sure some folks love it, but it seems to me to be for a specific type of Freecycler, and I am just not that type (not handy, can't justify driving all over for a pile of coupons, don't need random, unspecified things for my kitchen and don't sell other people's stuff, etc.).
at the candy thong... Our Freecycle seems to be okay, but I do get the feeling that some people are just collecting stuff.

The funniest freecycle posting that I have ever seen was for a pair of old boots with a hole in the bottom. I laughed so hard, and forwarded it to DH at work...

I have successfully gotten rid of a dining room table, a rowing machine that I never really used, an eliptical machine, and my mom actually got a fairly new washer and dryer (before the recession)... a woman actually said that she hated her washer and dryer and went out and got a High Energy Efficiency washer and dryer. We didn't really think that we would get it, and we were so happy when they actually let my mom pick it up.

When you get good stuff like that, you don't know whether or not to try and pay the person... that was the craziest, and most unreal offer... and I still cannot believe that my mom actually got it. The washer and dryer still look new and work great. She is not a heavy freecycler, but got a great find.

The oddest posting that I have ever seen was from Craigslist, and it was immediately deleted from the list... it was for an adult toy. I really think that it must have been a prank.
post #30 of 140
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Originally Posted by hibana View Post
The Best of Craigslist

My favorite: Wretched ill-natured panicky Guineas. They do not have laser beams strapped to their heads.
The guinea listing was hilarious! I can say that because I have guineas and can relate to every word that the seller wrote. They are such PITAs. Dear god, the screaching is enough to drive me around the bend.
post #31 of 140
I freecycled over-ripe food from my fridge several times!...and some women came and got it! In her defense she made soup for the homeless...but still. I would never go pick up some strangers mushy grapes and overripe bananas, lol.

I'm glad she did though!

Someone was offering an 8-year old bleach-stained shower curtain (which was taken!) EW!
post #32 of 140
From the "free" section of our craigslist:

One artisan-crafted Gingerbread Village available for immediate pickup. This one-of-a-kind yuletide gingerscape was assembled by seven of Pittsburgh's most acclaimed culinary sculptors. A scene offering one artist's post-apocalyptic vision of Lawrenceville could be yours, complete with two free-standing architectural erections, assorted snowman soldiers, and a collection of celebrity caricatures including: multicultural papoose ginger woman with child, Elvis, ginger-Boy George, trans-gender ginger person, lurker gingerbread man, gingerbread trollop, hairy-handed gingerbread man, and emo ginger-kid sighs

Pic here
post #33 of 140
last week someone posted on our freecycle a 1/2 pack of rolling papers for 'those who roll their own'
I was curious why only a 1/2 pack, did they not like the brand after using 1/2? quite cold turkey? And I was writing stories in my head.
Needless to say they were promised and taken pretty quickly .

I guess this isn't as weird as some others but struck me pretty funny.
I've also offered odd things... and have been snatched right up.
People can be very odd.
post #34 of 140
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Originally Posted by katheek77 View Post
From the "free" section of our craigslist:

One artisan-crafted Gingerbread Village available for immediate pickup. This one-of-a-kind yuletide gingerscape was assembled by seven of Pittsburgh's most acclaimed culinary sculptors. A scene offering one artist's post-apocalyptic vision of Lawrenceville could be yours, complete with two free-standing architectural erections, assorted snowman soldiers, and a collection of celebrity caricatures including: multicultural papoose ginger woman with child, Elvis, ginger-Boy George, trans-gender ginger person, lurker gingerbread man, gingerbread trollop, hairy-handed gingerbread man, and emo ginger-kid sighs

Pic here
Thank you for this. I am laughing so hard I am crying-and at work no less. :
post #35 of 140
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Originally Posted by mamabearsoblessed View Post
last week someone posted on our freecycle a 1/2 pack of rolling papers for 'those who roll their own'
I was curious why only a 1/2 pack, did they not like the brand after using 1/2? quite cold turkey? And I was writing stories in my head.
Needless to say they were promised and taken pretty quickly .

I guess this isn't as weird as some others but struck me pretty funny.
I've also offered odd things... and have been snatched right up.
People can be very odd.
Hahaha, honestly I might have considered offering a pipe if I knew Freecycle then and wasn't concerned about the law or anything. Found some stuff in a box from my college years and wasn't tempted to try it again! I actually thought it was a shame when I chucked it in the trash, but I didn't have any friends to offer it to. LOL.
post #36 of 140
I love this stuff! My favorite Freecycle listing was for one shirt box from Kohl's. I can't imagine going out of my way to for a shirt box, especially from Kohl's!
post #37 of 140
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Originally Posted by katheek77 View Post
assembled by seven of Pittsburgh's most acclaimed culinary sculptors.
Never been there, but looking at the picture, I've got to say, Pittsburgh must be charming with talent like that . Perhaps they were drunk? LOL
post #38 of 140
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This is a bit of a stretch, but I am looking for some 30-year-old (or
older) scotch whiskey. Anyone have a dusty old bottle of really old
hooch? Must be scotch... not real particular beyond that.

Thanks!
I found that one awfully amusing!

There have been many others - that's the only particularly funny one I still had saved
post #39 of 140
I don't have a lot of freecycle experience, but I just wanted to thank the OP for starting this thread. It's making me laugh and laugh. Certainly has brightened my day!
post #40 of 140
HERE is a blog you will all enjoy. Some of the older posts are the best, especially the ones about food items.
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