post #21 of 140
12/21/08 at 11:35am
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.).
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
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.
|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.