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#61 of 140 Old 02-25-2009, 04:51 PM
 
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Saw this today on our local craigslist--------

WANTED A NUDE HOUSE CLEANER


PLEASE SEND PIC AND PRICE PER HOUR. THANKS
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Will people take really everything?

I have a sleeper sofa/love seat. The love seat has a couple of holes (kids) in the fabric, not in bad shape otherwise. The sleeper sofa has worn bottom cushions, but the mattress inside the sleeper is like new (I actually paid $100 for an extra thick upgraded mattress).

Wondering if I should freecycle that?

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Will people take really everything?

I have a sleeper sofa/love seat. The love seat has a couple of holes (kids) in the fabric, not in bad shape otherwise. The sleeper sofa has worn bottom cushions, but the mattress inside the sleeper is like new (I actually paid $100 for an extra thick upgraded mattress).

Wondering if I should freecycle that?
Go for it! If no one wants it after two posts, then think about another method of getting rid of it!
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A friend of ours is a freecycle skeptic and is always coming up with some junk for us to post for him. He says the same thing every time "who would want that, it'll never go". Dh has won many a lunch from him because the item always goes within 30 minutes.

We've dumped a lot of scrap concrete from his concrete countertop biz including a custom poured countertop (with sink cut out) which would only fit the kitchen it was made for. Broken computers, scrap metal, rotton old wood...

I've even see a concrete curb up for grabs.

It's pretty crazy!
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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.
We just gave away a bunch of broken computers to a freecycler who collects them, fixes them and freecycles them back as working computers. He enjoys doing fixing them and doesn't mind giving them out so people don't have to buy new. Also know of someone that requested and received a vehicle.

We gave away a barely used portable dishwasher. It was too small for our needs and we bought a full sized one. I can't be bothered to try and get cash for this stuff, it's quicker to give it away.

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I saw this posted tonight and immediatly thought of this thread.

I have a dead moose free for the taking.

It died yesterday, apparently of natural causes. I called Fish & Game to come and get it. Apparently, moose are a natural resource and belong to everybody, until they die, then they belong to whoevers property they die on. So, according to Fish & Game, the moose now belongs to me. Sweet!!

So, if you want a free moose, please come and get it before the bears do.

You could use it for dog food, or stuff it and put it your front yard, bear bait, whatever. If you live in the lower 48, this might be your best opportunity to get a free Alaska moose. I dont really care, I just want it out of my yard.

Please reply via email, I dont need all the animal rights folks calling me, its dead, and according to Fish & Game, its got no more rights...
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ok, now i think people are just messing with my local freecycle:

Autographed copy of the Bible - $1,000,000,000 OBO

Date: 2009-02-26, 9:39PM EST


I have a near-mint copy of the Bible, signed by the Big J.C. himself. According to Amazon, this is one of the better selling books of all time. I'm guessing the Prince of Peace would be happy to hear that.

This book was entrusted to me by the Knights of Templar, they borrowed it from Our Savior sometime between 28 and 32 AD and forgot to give it back. It was one of those things where they said they'd return it in a week, but then they didn't get around to reading it right away. And you know how you always feel bad returning a book you haven't read, especially when the lender asks you what you thought of it. So in trying to avoid an awkward moment with the Alpha and Omega, they hung onto it until they had more time. Well that time turned into about 2000 years, and it got mixed in with some other books and made it into a yard sale box.

At first, the King of Kings' signature wasn't worth much, but after Our Redeemer died on the cross for your sins, apparently the value skyrocketed and then rose more gradually over the next 2000 years as more people learned of the Good Shepherd's story.

Why am I selling it? I could say that I'm interested in sharing the Word of God with someone else - become a "Fisher of Men" so to speak. But the truth is I just bought an Xbox 360 and don't have room on the bookshelf for both. I'll either use the money to fight world hunger, or buy that Rock Band game I've been hankering for.
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Dead moose? Autographed bible? On the same day or the same week?

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Our local Craig's list had a man looking for a partner to do time travel with him. Said his grandfather had invented the machine and it worked. He wanted to go back to a certain battle in US history dressed as a soldier (I can't remember which one) and said that he couldn't guarantee safe return.

Yes. I'm dead serious.

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I have a dead moose free for the taking.
I do know some folks who would take that and cut it up for raw dog food. I'd just hope they wouldn't take it for human consumption, you know?

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I saw this posted tonight and immediatly thought of this thread.

I have a dead moose free for the taking.

It died yesterday, apparently of natural causes. I called Fish & Game to come and get it. Apparently, moose are a natural resource and belong to everybody, until they die, then they belong to whoevers property they die on. So, according to Fish & Game, the moose now belongs to me. Sweet!!

So, if you want a free moose, please come and get it before the bears do.

You could use it for dog food, or stuff it and put it your front yard, bear bait, whatever. If you live in the lower 48, this might be your best opportunity to get a free Alaska moose. I dont really care, I just want it out of my yard.

Please reply via email, I dont need all the animal rights folks calling me, its dead, and according to Fish & Game, its got no more rights...
This really isn't a joke. Moose DO die in people's yards and they start to stink the place up. Generally the moose is not edible though because if they die of natural causes, the assumption is always going to be that the animal was sick from something.. now if the moose is hit by a car, then fish and game will call the "next person on the list" (and usually it is an elderly or disabled or.. something person/family- I don't recall their particular requirements) and then the meat is salvaged by that family, and butchered for consumption purposes.

I have always wondered though, what if the moose was feeling sick, got woozy, landed in the middle of the road and THEN got hit by a car.. how would they know he's sick? (this of course, coming from someone who has eaten moose and enjoyed, it, so just thinking aloud, not condemning the practice or anything..)
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I found a home for all the "nasty flavors" in my Bertie Botts every flavor beans.. yep, I had vomit, rotten egg, pepper and sausage..

They found a home.. I thought they wouldn't for sure since I had opened and eaten all the good flavors..

I DID have to post it twice, but the second posting, I got MULTIPLE people wanting them.. apparently there was an HP party somewhere that week?
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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 .
Perhaps they died.
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Our local Craig's list had a man looking for a partner to do time travel with him. Said his grandfather had invented the machine and it worked. He wanted to go back to a certain battle in US history dressed as a soldier (I can't remember which one) and said that he couldn't guarantee safe return.

Yes. I'm dead serious.
I wonder if that was actually someone looking for players for an RPG.
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Just posted:

Wanted Body Armor

I work for a large ATM replenishing company as a armed messenger we do Bank of America CVS and numerous others banks and drug stores last week I came into a very dangerous situation were 3 men approached me
my company does not provide body Armor nor do they other to help us
purchase I am hoping they might be an ex police officer out here
willing to help me I need at least a level III Protection one that will
stop 9mm FMJ to 44 magnum will greatly appreciated very much as I said these items are very expensive if anyone has such a model in that
threat level please let me know

Thank you so much in advance

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Our local Craig's list had a man looking for a partner to do time travel with him. Said his grandfather had invented the machine and it worked. He wanted to go back to a certain battle in US history dressed as a soldier (I can't remember which one) and said that he couldn't guarantee safe return.

Yes. I'm dead serious.

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the stuff i have given away on freecycle would rivel any of this.

very old tv, like from the 50"s with the wooden box tv were built in. does not work and due to vacuum tubes cannot be taken apart.

weird medical lamps, dangerous if used incorrectly.

you wouldnt believe what ppl will take. i have been freecycling everything for a couple of years now and the stuff i have given awya would blow your minds.

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Just posted:

OFFER: ONE box Zatarains jambalaya w/ cheese

Only one box. Went to make it tonight and realized it was with cheese, not
plain.

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I once posted on my craigslist offering a free couch that had been markered on, my kids had tagged it w/ their names, dirty, kid stained, 12 yrs old, etc. I actually had a taker who cleaned it up and LOVED it! Dh and I delivered it while she was at work and she managed to get it into her apartment (we were having the darndest time!) I gave the matching, though untagged, loveseat to my therapist who had it cleaned and it looks great!

People will take it if they need it. I was very honest about the condition of the couch and was honestly surprised I had a taker. lol

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OFFER: ONE box Zatarains jambalaya w/ cheese

Only one box. Went to make it tonight and realized it was with cheese, not
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a friend of mine does that all the time. Her and another friend have major allergies at their house with food. So they buy different things, whether food or soaps etc and if it dosent work they freecycle. I can always tell when either of them are "experimenting" with different types of foods or cleaners by their free to take on our yahoo local moms group or freecycle.

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We offered our old computer monitor on freecycle once. The guy who was supposed to come pick it up emailed us to make sure it was flat screen and at least so many inches, and we said no. We never said it was flat screen. We specified what it was, and he got mad at us that it wasn't a big flat screen monitor!

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It seems like it wouldnt be worth the gas money to pick up one box of Zatarans.

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We offered our old computer monitor on freecycle once. The guy who was supposed to come pick it up emailed us to make sure it was flat screen and at least so many inches, and we said no. We never said it was flat screen. We specified what it was, and he got mad at us that it wasn't a big flat screen monitor!
as if you're a pc boutique or something. Some one posted about needing a rocking chair. I offered ours up since I was going to post it anyhow sooner than later. She wrote back was it this specific type etc. I said no and she said well maybe she could drop by this week to look at it to see if its what she wants and consider it. HUH?? We ROFL over that one.

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I will soon be listing old aluminum patio furniture . . . needs paint, slightly mildewed vinyl strapping, faded pillows with faded homemade outdoor canvas slipcovers, and a glass table. Some fittings slightly rusty, but the winner takes all--even if they just want to take it apart and sell it at the salvage yard.

It's not *that* crappy, it's just well-used. My parents bought it when I was a schoolgirl and it's been on my (uncovered) deck for the last four years. It's solid, just a bit ugly.

This is a college town, it'll go fast.

That said, I fully expect someone to list "crappy a$$ lawn furniture" in here in a week or two. :

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Here's a funny one, just for laughs!

I don't come here anymore. MDC has become overgrown with ads & useless extra forums.
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Saw this today on our local craigslist--------

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PLEASE SEND PIC AND PRICE PER HOUR. THANKS
oh i hope we live in the same area, id hate to think there are more of them.

i put an add on craigslist that i would be willing to watch children and or clean house for someone, and the only reply i got was from a guy who wanted me to clean his house naked. when i didnt reply he tried to pretend he was kidding 0.0

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I saw this one today:

Wanted: Toilet Tissue, couple of rolls.

Can I bring that right in to you, dear?
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I had a lady pick up a bedframe from Craigslist. I took a picture AND e-mailed her the measurements. She was sure it would fit in her car. She couldn't get it in her car no matter how hard she tried. I was supposed to pick my DD up from gymnastics and she was dorking around with the damn bed frame for.ev.er.

Finally, my neighbor took pity on her and came over to help. He put a box underneath the frame, then helped her tie it to the roof of her car.

I was so late!! I will never do that again for $60. She was a complete nut.

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