How many times do you let a person reschedule pick-up of a freecycled item before moving on to the next interested person?
A person (let's call them A) is freecycling a lot of things - lets say A has about 7 or 8 separate listings (all different items, which are in no way related to one another, thus the individual listings). Most of these things have been jumped on by various people and A has had an almost endless stream of responses since she put up her listings.
One person (let's call them B) responded about an item, let's say a fancy fruit bowl, about 2 minutes after the listing went up. B promised to come by at 4pm that afternoon to pick it up. A gave B their address for pickup. B did not show up. In between the initial exchange and the no-show, A got 4 more inquiries about the bowl and has kept a list of interested people. The second person to reply, C, also wanted a second item, let's say dollhouse furniture. Because C also wanted the bowl and A didn't want C to take the bowl off the porch when B was on her way (this may have happened to A in the past, both as a recipient and a giver), A made arrangements for C to come pick up on another day.
B did not come by but emailed at 10pm saying that she'd had to take her son to the hospital. A believes it as there is a nasty stomach bug going around, A's friend also had her child in the hospital, and even A was wondering if she should take her own child to the dr because she is getting dehydrated from this bug. In any case, B said she was home from the hospital and promised to come by the next morning. By noon, B still has not shown up and has not sent A any message.
C is coming tomorrow to pick up the toys. If you were A, would you let her have the bowl, too (presuming, of course, that she actually shows up)?