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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #135 on: May 03, 2010, 02:04:08 PM »
I think the thing that gets me about the tomato gardening request is that the poster is even asking for the plants/seeds. That's where it crosses the line for me. Of course, YMMV.

Actually, I have lots of half-used seed packets that could use a good home -- I'm not about to take the time to create a FC post but if I spotted a "want" and could offload the seeds with a quick response e-mail it would be great.  Also know some enthusiastic vegetable gardeners who always overplant when they start seeds indoors and have tons of seedlings to palm off on others.  So it's actually a joy for some people to give that sort of thing to willing takers. 

Again, while I see nothing wrong with the gardening requests, in general I'd say of all places for freeloaders to hang out, better Freecycle than someplace that uses my tax dollars or takes away from the resources of charities. 

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #136 on: May 03, 2010, 05:23:32 PM »
 Wanted: I need a white dishwasher that works and looks good!  Sday, May x, 2010 PM
From: "Name"
All of my appliances are white and my dishwasher went out!  I have 5 kiddos and we go through dishes like crazy!  Anyway...I have been handwashing but would love to be able to get a dishwasher again!  If you are switching to stainless or just updating and have a working white dishwasher that is in decent cosmetic condition...I would love to have it...  :)!  Thanks so much!  123-456-7890 or email me

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So, 5 kids would keep me pretty busy!  Too busy to care about the look of my dishwasher.  I wonder if she got any takers.  And she put her phone number.  That is supposed to be a no-no. 

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #137 on: May 03, 2010, 05:37:08 PM »
Wanted: I need a white dishwasher that works and looks good!  Sday, May x, 2010 PM
From: "Name"
All of my appliances are white and my dishwasher went out!  I have 5 kiddos and we go through dishes like crazy!  Anyway...I have been handwashing but would love to be able to get a dishwasher again!  If you are switching to stainless or just updating and have a working white dishwasher that is in decent cosmetic condition...I would love to have it...  :)!  Thanks so much!  123-456-7890 or email me

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So, 5 kids would keep me pretty busy!  Too busy to care about the look of my dishwasher.  I wonder if she got any takers.  And she put her phone number.  That is supposed to be a no-no. 



Honestly, if it were me, I wouldn't care what color it was!

Our dishwasher went out a couple of months ago..but my kids are older and I made them help.

We rent so our landlord ordered us a new one post-haste and we were all happy.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #138 on: May 03, 2010, 08:19:53 PM »
Yeah, I can see caring about a white dishwasher if having your kitchen match is more important to you than being able to wash dishes in the machine, and if nobody has that color you'd rather wait until you can buy a new one yourself.  Personally, I'd take a purple dishwasher with green racing stripes over not having one at all.  And I'd care more about features than color!  (Our current one has no sort of delay feature, so you can't set it to start in an hour, you can only set it to start immediately.)

I guess, to me, I wouldn't so much have a problem with a person posting, say, "WANTED: baby stuff" and then saying, "Hey, I'm having a baby soon, and if anybody has anything they're ready to pass on, please let me know.  I'm particularly interested in a crib, swing, bouncer, and boy baby clothes."  I mean, what's the harm in asking?  They grow out of it so fast, and sometimes people keep it for years in case they have more kids, then they decide not to, but it might still take them a while to get time to go through it.

What I would have a problem with would be, "WANTED: baby stuff" and then saying, "I'm having a baby and need tons of stuff!  I'm interested in a white Storkcraft crib, Eddie bauer bouncer, swing, and high chair in sage/brown, Eddie Bauer musical rocking bassinet, Gap or Old Navy baby clothes for boys, preferably new."  Riiiiiight.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #139 on: May 03, 2010, 09:16:21 PM »
I think the thing that gets me about the tomato gardening request is that the poster is even asking for the plants/seeds. That's where it crosses the line for me. Of course, YMMV.

Actually, I have lots of half-used seed packets that could use a good home -- I'm not about to take the time to create a FC post but if I spotted a "want" and could offload the seeds with a quick response e-mail it would be great.  Also know some enthusiastic vegetable gardeners who always overplant when they start seeds indoors and have tons of seedlings to palm off on others.  So it's actually a joy for some people to give that sort of thing to willing takers. 


Yeah, seeds and plants are the one I minded least.  We sometimes buy plants in the little four packs, and since we have a very small garden, we only plant two or three of them, and have to find a home with a friend for the spare plants.  I'm too lazy for Freecycle, but I could see using it to pass on the spares, since I can't exactly store them for next year.  The list does seem a bit over the top, though, since it pretty much has everything but the garden space on it.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #140 on: May 03, 2010, 09:26:07 PM »
Wanted: I need a white dishwasher that works and looks good!  Sday, May x, 2010 PM
From: "Name"
All of my appliances are white and my dishwasher went out!  I have 5 kiddos and we go through dishes like crazy!  Anyway...I have been handwashing but would love to be able to get a dishwasher again!  If you are switching to stainless or just updating and have a working white dishwasher that is in decent cosmetic condition...I would love to have it...  :)!  Thanks so much!  123-456-7890 or email me



As someone who's handwashed every dish for the past 7 years, allow me to introduce this concerto adagio I've written for the world's tiniest violin.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #141 on: May 03, 2010, 09:50:48 PM »
Wanted: I need a white dishwasher that works and looks good!  Sday, May x, 2010 PM
From: "Name"
All of my appliances are white and my dishwasher went out!  I have 5 kiddos and we go through dishes like crazy!  Anyway...I have been handwashing but would love to be able to get a dishwasher again!  If you are switching to stainless or just updating and have a working white dishwasher that is in decent cosmetic condition...I would love to have it...  :)!  Thanks so much!  123-456-7890 or email me



As someone who's handwashed every dish for the past 7 years, allow me to introduce this concerto adagio I've written for the world's tiniest violin.

As someone who's never in her 27 years had a dishwasher (except for that one week when I was staying with a friend), I'll join you in your concert :)

ETA:  Hmm, maybe I do need to check out Freecycle.....  >:D

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #142 on: May 04, 2010, 12:58:06 AM »
Wanted: I need a white dishwasher that works and looks good!  Sday, May x, 2010 PM
From: "Name"
All of my appliances are white and my dishwasher went out!  I have 5 kiddos and we go through dishes like crazy!  Anyway...I have been handwashing but would love to be able to get a dishwasher again!  If you are switching to stainless or just updating and have a working white dishwasher that is in decent cosmetic condition...I would love to have it...  :)!  Thanks so much!  123-456-7890 or email me



As someone who's handwashed every dish for the past 7 years, allow me to introduce this concerto adagio I've written for the world's tiniest violin.

As someone who's never in her 27 years had a dishwasher (except for that one week when I was staying with a friend), I'll join you in your concert :)

ETA:  Hmm, maybe I do need to check out Freecycle.....  >:D

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #143 on: May 04, 2010, 04:38:39 AM »
My sister and I were told by our mother we were the dishwashers as she has never gotten a dishwasher!!!!

Wanted: I need a white dishwasher that works and looks good!  Sday, May x, 2010 PM
From: "Name"
All of my appliances are white and my dishwasher went out!  I have 5 kiddos and we go through dishes like crazy!  Anyway...I have been handwashing but would love to be able to get a dishwasher again!  If you are switching to stainless or just updating and have a working white dishwasher that is in decent cosmetic condition...I would love to have it...  :)!  Thanks so much!  123-456-7890 or email me



As someone who's handwashed every dish for the past 7 years, allow me to introduce this concerto adagio I've written for the world's tiniest violin.

As someone who's never in her 27 years had a dishwasher (except for that one week when I was staying with a friend), I'll join you in your concert :)

ETA:  Hmm, maybe I do need to check out Freecycle.....  >:D

Me three!  We were told we WERE the dishwashers!

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #144 on: May 04, 2010, 09:40:34 AM »
LOL, about being the dishwasher.  I contend that is why I love gizmos.  When Dad bought a gizmo it made my life easier.  I remember a deep and abiding love for their first garage door opener, since of course that had been my job.  Same for the dishwasher, remote control, etc. 

I have been thinking of posting a WANT.  What do you'll think of this? 

"Baby/Toddler stuff wanted, girl due mid-July. 
I already have crib, car seat, stroller, ...
I will re-freecycle anything I get.  "

I also have about 5 boxes of stuff in my entry for offers, I plan on doing at the same time.   

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #145 on: May 04, 2010, 12:36:33 PM »
It sounds okay to me, Sophia.  You might add "when the baby outgrows it" or something, to the part about re-freecycling it.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #146 on: May 04, 2010, 01:02:05 PM »
I think the thing that gets me about the tomato gardening request is that the poster is even asking for the plants/seeds. That's where it crosses the line for me. Of course, YMMV.

I dunno.  One of my friends recently sent an email around to a bunch of people offering up 100 extra tomato seedlings that she had available.

Asking just doesn't seem that outrageous to me.

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« Reply #147 on: May 04, 2010, 01:40:30 PM »
I saw an odd post today, but it wasn't a WANTED, it was an OFFER.  Somebody is offering a kid's outdoor house, one of those little plastic playhouses.  So far so good.  The weird thing is, I was interested in the set, so I Google mapped the distance to her location from mine... 3 1/2 hours.  I live within the city limits of the city whose Freecycle she posted on.  It's really a pretty small city.  She lives 3 1/2 hours to the east, on the other side of a major city that I'm *sure* has a Freecycle list.  I emailed her, out of curiosity, to verify whether that's correct.  Because either Google maps has the wrong location for her town, or she's totally listing her stuff on the wrong Freecycle list.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #148 on: May 04, 2010, 01:43:44 PM »
I think the thing that gets me about the tomato gardening request is that the poster is even asking for the plants/seeds. That's where it crosses the line for me. Of course, YMMV.

I dunno.  One of my friends recently sent an email around to a bunch of people offering up 100 extra tomato seedlings that she had available.

Asking just doesn't seem that outrageous to me.

I guess it's just a matter of perspective. Where I grew up, everyone did (and still does) have big gardens, so there were no such things as "extra" plants (although many were traded/gifted among family and friends).
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #149 on: May 04, 2010, 02:47:14 PM »
i would like a large Coach purse.
if you have one (or more) in your closet that you don't want or use anymore, i would like them.  i can give them a great home.

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I would not call her shy for asking!  Perhaps I should try the same route.  My church held a yard sale and we found a donated coach fany pack/hip walker pack.  Sold for 5 dollars.  Strill, nothing beats FREE! And she wants large ones. 
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