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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1035 on: September 22, 2012, 09:13:30 PM »
Not the posting to Freecycle - the responses.

I posted a musical instrument to Freecycle (VorSon hasn't played in four years - time to pass it along).  After more than a dozen responses in thirty minutes (ranging from "I could really use it for myself or a music student in the household" to sob stories trying to wring my withers and get the instrument for themselves no matter what other people had said) - I posted a "taken - pending pickup" to the list because I couldn't seen having a dozen no-shows.

I've had another four or five begging emails from people, some of them having responded to the "taken - pending pickup" email and apparently trying to out wring my withers from any previous email asking for it, as they "deserve" it more.

If the symphony member doesn't pick it up - it's going to the guy who does the Blues Brothers tribute.........after that, I go back to "chronological order that the request was posted in" - but I doubt I'll go through all twelve or fifteen saved posts before someone picks it up.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1036 on: September 23, 2012, 12:15:05 AM »
This went up in the Furniture section of CraigsList a short time ago. It breaks my heart.

If you bought this lamp from my son please call me at xxx-xxxx
he was driving a green jeep
he sold without my permission

I will give back all money you gave him
it is the lady lamp in photo on table
thank you


If I were that mother, I'd be calling the police on that twerp of a son.  It also makes the person who bought the Jeep in possession of stolen property.

It was actually the lamp that was stolen, but I think I'd still call the cops.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1037 on: September 23, 2012, 07:10:14 AM »
Today my local Freecycle had a post offering 3 half used expired bottles of mouth wash.

Yum.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1038 on: September 24, 2012, 11:33:40 AM »
Apple's brand new iPhone 5 just came out.  I've seen (or heard of ) at least 3 different requests on Freecycle groups for the iPhone 4. 

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That actually makes sense to me. Lots of people will be getting rid of their old phones to get the new one. If you don't care about having the latest phone, now is definitely the time to advertise for last years model!
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1039 on: September 24, 2012, 12:48:02 PM »
Apple's brand new iPhone 5 just came out.  I've seen (or heard of ) at least 3 different requests on Freecycle groups for the iPhone 4. 

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That actually makes sense to me. Lots of people will be getting rid of their old phones to get the new one. If you don't care about having the latest phone, now is definitely the time to advertise for last years model!

Yea, but how many people are going to want to give them away, when some stores will let them trade in their old phones for credit towards their new ones, and there's still good money to be made selling off the old ones?
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1040 on: September 24, 2012, 06:13:48 PM »
Apple's brand new iPhone 5 just came out.  I've seen (or heard of ) at least 3 different requests on Freecycle groups for the iPhone 4. 

"A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"  -- Robert Browning


That actually makes sense to me. Lots of people will be getting rid of their old phones to get the new one. If you don't care about having the latest phone, now is definitely the time to advertise for last years model!

Yea, but how many people are going to want to give them away, when some stores will let them trade in their old phones for credit towards their new ones, and there's still good money to be made selling off the old ones?

Considering I just got a new (to me) phone because someone I know got a free older iPhone - very likely. He said the person who upgraded their iPhone tried to sell the old one and couldn't. They were going to have to throw it out if he didn't take it.

Maybe the market for phones is better where you are?
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1041 on: September 26, 2012, 09:31:57 AM »
Apple's brand new iPhone 5 just came out.  I've seen (or heard of ) at least 3 different requests on Freecycle groups for the iPhone 4. 

"A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"  -- Robert Browning


That actually makes sense to me. Lots of people will be getting rid of their old phones to get the new one. If you don't care about having the latest phone, now is definitely the time to advertise for last years model!

I have an iPhone 4 - I'll be getting an upgrade at the end of the fall, so iPhone 5 here I come. What do I do with the old one? The same thing I've done with all my 'cast off' iPhones - I give it to a friend of mine who wants it. I don't want anything for it, but it makes a friend happy! This time, I have a friend who has an iPhone 3 or something who will get it.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1042 on: September 27, 2012, 11:46:55 AM »
Oh, oh, oh, I had to hustle over here immediately when I saw this posted in the Wanted section on CL this morning. I do suspect this of being merely a try for the Best of CL rather than real, but you never know. Some attitudes of students here make me unsure of which it is.

Being a student, I'd like a free ipad, Iphone 5, (please don't contact me if you have an iphone4 or 4s.) a cancun vacation, a bmw and anything else that you'll give me for free that makes me look like "I've got it going on' or that I am wealthy). I already have huge student loans for classes that I barely attended because I had to go get a tattoo and/or pay some dude to stand in line for concert tickets and gas. I need gas to get to the pot-shops out of town now that all the shops around here have been shut down. What is wrong with this world. Please give. I would also appreciate being notified when I can apply for Student loan relief because, it's just so difficult being me. Thank you.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1043 on: September 27, 2012, 11:55:24 AM »
Oh, oh, oh, I had to hustle over here immediately when I saw this posted in the Wanted section on CL this morning. I do suspect this of being merely a try for the Best of CL rather than real, but you never know. Some attitudes of students here make me unsure of which it is.

Being a student, I'd like a free ipad, Iphone 5, (please don't contact me if you have an iphone4 or 4s.) a cancun vacation, a bmw and anything else that you'll give me for free that makes me look like "I've got it going on' or that I am wealthy). I already have huge student loans for classes that I barely attended because I had to go get a tattoo and/or pay some dude to stand in line for concert tickets and gas. I need gas to get to the pot-shops out of town now that all the shops around here have been shut down. What is wrong with this world. Please give. I would also appreciate being notified when I can apply for Student loan relief because, it's just so difficult being me. Thank you.

That one sounds like a joke; I wonder if the parents are fed up with his begging and used posted this in an attempt to show him how idiotic he's been?
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1044 on: September 27, 2012, 12:03:54 PM »
Oh, oh, oh, I had to hustle over here immediately when I saw this posted in the Wanted section on CL this morning. I do suspect this of being merely a try for the Best of CL rather than real, but you never know. Some attitudes of students here make me unsure of which it is.

Being a student, I'd like a free ipad, Iphone 5, (please don't contact me if you have an iphone4 or 4s.) a cancun vacation, a bmw and anything else that you'll give me for free that makes me look like "I've got it going on' or that I am wealthy). I already have huge student loans for classes that I barely attended because I had to go get a tattoo and/or pay some dude to stand in line for concert tickets and gas. I need gas to get to the pot-shops out of town now that all the shops around here have been shut down. What is wrong with this world. Please give. I would also appreciate being notified when I can apply for Student loan relief because, it's just so difficult being me. Thank you.

That one sounds like a joke; I wonder if the parents are fed up with his begging and used posted this in an attempt to show him how idiotic he's been?

I'm hoping that. Otherwise, that person is so special and snowflakey that he should migrate to colder climates to avoid melting.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1045 on: September 29, 2012, 12:51:37 PM »
Here's one I saw this morning:

I am expecting in (whatever month) and am looking for the following:

car seat and base (in neutral color)
crib or bassinette
pack and play



Really?  If you are in need of these items, how can you start trying to specify color????   :o

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1046 on: September 29, 2012, 01:03:55 PM »
Here's one I saw this morning:

I am expecting in (whatever month) and am looking for the following:

car seat and base (in neutral color)
crib or bassinette
pack and play



Really?  If you are in need of these items, how can you start trying to specify color????   :o

More importantly, how can you verify that a used carseat is safe? Better to buy new and be sure.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1047 on: September 29, 2012, 01:22:36 PM »
This was on my local Craigslist today:

"I am looking to purchase or a adopt a horse, I ride English but enjoy western for fun and love going on the trails.
I want a horse or large pony either free or a small re homing fee."
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1048 on: September 29, 2012, 01:28:25 PM »
My husband has run into some horses free on Craigslist.  He really, really wanted one.  I reminded him that the horse itself is a tiny part of the cost compared to food, stabling, medical care, etc.  I think he thinks they would be free grass mowers.  I suggested a small goat.  :)  My daughter would prefer a capybara, but I'd imagine those are hard to come by.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1049 on: September 29, 2012, 01:48:46 PM »
This was on my local Craigslist today:

"I am looking to purchase or a adopt a horse, I ride English but enjoy western for fun and love going on the trails.
I want a horse or large pony either free or a small re homing fee."


You wouldn't believe how many people who have tried to give me their horses for free. Unfortunately, I can't afford to properly care for one right now, but most people don't realize how much it takes. It's a very large, delicate animal, not a goldfish.