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post #41 of 140
this was just posted... I'm sure it will go fast!

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White Front Loading Washing Machine Kenmore Elite HE3t, we have owned
this machine for 3 years. We bought it at the Columbia Sears Store.
This machine needs a repair that we do not have time to wait for. My
husband says that it needs a New Central Control Unit (computer
inside, a $250 Part)possibly a New Wiring Harness too ($100) We have a
baby due in a few weeks and we cannot wait for them to come out to
make the repair and we have wash building up. We have purchased a new
machine and it is being delivered on Wednesday. We NEED this machine
picked up before then. If you would like this $1,200.00 Washer and to
take care of the repair cost yourself (either ordering the parts
yourself if you are handy) or having the Sears people do it, it is
perfect otherwise, Belts and Stainless Steel Drum, buttons and all.
post #42 of 140
I once saw an ad for used maternity underwear posted. I was preggo at the time and seriously thought about picking them up and boiling them like hell, but then I got too squicked out.

I also saw an ad for a "vintage" adirondack chair. There were pics attached, and it was literally rotting and falling apart. The back was no longer attached to the seat, and it really was just kindling. That one made me giggle. It was posted shortly after the mod asked people to post at least one "offer" for every "wanted".
post #43 of 140
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Originally Posted by Pumpkin_Pie View Post
I also saw an ad for a "vintage" adirondack chair. There were pics attached, and it was literally rotting and falling apart. The back was no longer attached to the seat, and it really was just kindling.
I'm always thankful when there are pics posted.
post #44 of 140
I saw a posting on Freecycle today, and all that I could think about was this thread on MDC.

The offer was for a desk chair, but the arms were damaged due to the foam being picked off, and the cushion was missing some of the foam.
post #45 of 140
I just posted on my Freecycle and Craigslist my entire collection of nursing bras and nursing nightgowns: (PM me if you're interested as I might even kick in postage. I can't believe how many I have.)

But seriously, candy thong? I hope it was still in the packaging! And to think when I saw this thread I remembered the three pairs of "gently used size L ladies underwear." Really? Would you really go to pick that stuff up?

Also, the opened jars of cosmetic products that are offered just ick me out.
post #46 of 140
I love Freecycle and have posted and given away lots of totally random things but probably the weirdest thing I ever saw was this:

OFFER: used infant nasal aspirator, the kind they give you in the hospital.

ICK!!!
post #47 of 140
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Originally Posted by kdabbler View Post
I just posted on my Freecycle and Craigslist my entire collection of nursing bras and nursing nightgowns: (PM me if you're interested as I might even kick in postage. I can't believe how many I have.)

But seriously, candy thong? I hope it was still in the packaging! And to think when I saw this thread I remembered the three pairs of "gently used size L ladies underwear." Really? Would you really go to pick that stuff up?

Also, the opened jars of cosmetic products that are offered just ick me out.
I actually gave my nursing bras, night gowns, and maternity clothes away on Freecycle too. Someone posted a wanted listing for maternity clothes (she was planning to deliver within 2 - 3 weeks), and I replied. I asked if she wanted the nursing bras, and night gowns too and she was happy to take them.

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Originally Posted by jenniferlynne View Post
I love Freecycle and have posted and given away lots of totally random things but probably the weirdest thing I ever saw was this:

OFFER: used infant nasal aspirator, the kind they give you in the hospital.

ICK!!!
wow. I hope that no one picked it up.
post #48 of 140
I have to admit, I've posted some weird stuff on Freecycle myself. The most recent weird thing was approximately 50 lbs of old (10+ year) white flour. About a year ago, I posted an offer for 38 boxes of expired Jello. I got them out of my dad's house when I cleaned, lol. Oddly enough, the same person took both - she used them for a "messy party" for her toddler.

I've gotten some good stuff on Freecycle... my favorite being my 1906 upright player piano. It needed tuning and had a hole in the bellows (so it wouldn't play by itself), but otherwise was in great shape. I got a box of like 2 dozen player rolls with it, too. The only catch was that I did end up having to pay piano movers, but that was mostly because we had a half-flight of stairs to move it up on our end. 900 lbs of piano is a lot of piano!
post #49 of 140
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Originally Posted by jenniferlynne View Post
I love Freecycle and have posted and given away lots of totally random things but probably the weirdest thing I ever saw was this:

OFFER: used infant nasal aspirator, the kind they give you in the hospital.

ICK!!!
Bleach? I bet someone took it and used it to clean some hard-to-get at crevice in their house.
post #50 of 140
I had to bump this thread to post what came up over the weekend. It was lots of used and opened toiletry stuff but this part of the post made me smile:
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Open First Response pregnancy test. There were 2 kits, now there is one sealed kit and a 3 year old boy.
post #51 of 140
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Open First Response pregnancy test. There were 2 kits, now there is one sealed kit and a 3 year old boy.
Oh, I have to clean off the keyboard now
post #52 of 140
I know. I had to read it over twice to make sure she wasn't Freecycling the 3 yo
post #53 of 140
On my list somebody asked for a toilet seat.


Apparently theirs broke and they're planning on redoing the bathroom in a few months, and don't want to purchase a new seat now just to redecorate and replace the seat again in a few months- so it sounds legit, but it still made me think of this thread.

I have to wonder about the pg test and the 3yo boy- are those tests still accurate when they're 4 years old?
post #54 of 140
I actually stared with my mouth open, when I saw a wanted post for a working laptop.

I also saw a posting for a person requesting a van in working condition...

Both of the wanted postings were okay, but they are reaching a little bit in this economy.
post #55 of 140
OMG! : I am laughing so hard that I woke up my (unborn) baby, and almost peed myself! Hey, maybe it will trigger contractions!

On my local Craigslist:

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FREE FIREWOOD PERSONAL USE ONLY

I have wood that has already been downed. There is Good Wood Bad, Wood and Ugly Wood. But it is FREE already cut into 2 to 6 foot lengths. NO CHAIN SAWS OR CUTTING OF ANY KIND ALLOWED ON SITE. Email me to make arrangements to allow property access.


I tried to find more, but nothing else looks funny right now.
post #56 of 140
oh yeah~ we've had people looking for laptops, frontloading washers, wiis, all sorts of things that you certainly wouldn't find for free ~ well... most likely not
lots of days the email list is overflowing with wanteds with a couple offers sprinkled in
post #57 of 140
Thread Starter 
the same lady who I posted about in the OP has stuff like this come up literaly once a month. Funny, I met her the other day when she came to fetch something from my listing!!

I posted a huge box of books one time for kids. I literally had 8 copies of the little mermaid plus several others. A lady came to get it, wrote me a email thanking me then a week later, she was posting a box of books! She told me she went thru and then freecycled the rest. I see a box of children's books every few weeks and I am wondering if its like the Fruitcake Johnny Carson said has circulated the earth..
post #58 of 140
lots of our offers say 'take all please, take what you want and freecycle the rest', I know people do it, I just haven't
actually, I've probably given away over 100 things to freecyclers but have only been on the rec'v end twice~ and it was 2 GREAT things

~ 2 pairs of Lllamajama longies (which turned into a 25 min cd converstaion and the unbel. remainder of this woman's stash because her 3yo dd had recently potty learned and of course had a serious cd addoction and stash to clear out~ all in all I scored 6 pairs of longies, 3 shorties, about 10 hand-dyed embellished prefold tooddler size~ some, if ever, hardly used, 2 pairs of robeez for next year, 2 aios, a few fitteds, about a dozen wipes and doublers combined, a fleece high end snowsuit for next winter, a GEORGEOUS crocheted poncho that matches a pair of longies, and a couple sundresses
I was OVER THE MOON.

~ a dozen Pooh jelly jar juice glasses~ brand new never used :

sorry, I think I may have gotten a bit OT there
post #59 of 140
nak

I freecycled a box of votive candleholders to get them back 6 months later
they were listed as rod iron candle holders...
post #60 of 140
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Originally Posted by bohmproof View Post
nak

i freecycled a box of votive candleholders to get them back 6 months later
they were listed as rod iron candle holders...
lol
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