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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1020 on: August 03, 2012, 04:43:15 PM »
It's fairly common on our Freecycle for people to post lots of stuff and say "whoever takes it, takes it all and passes along what they don't want." I assume it's so that people don't have to deal with setting up 20 pick up times and chasing down the 11 that didn't show. Of course, if IIRC you had many newer books, in which case I think you're justified in thinking people are taking them to resell.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1021 on: August 03, 2012, 04:44:57 PM »
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1022 on: August 03, 2012, 07:47:52 PM »
It's fairly common on our Freecycle for people to post lots of stuff and say "whoever takes it, takes it all and passes along what they don't want." I assume it's so that people don't have to deal with setting up 20 pick up times and chasing down the 11 that didn't show. Of course, if IIRC you had many newer books, in which case I think you're justified in thinking people are taking them to resell.

ETA: Spanked by you.  ;D

This is what I do - especially for something like books or clothes or computer games where someone else might want some of what I have but probably also has some of their own to give away.  It seems like whenever I split them up, things get complicated.  One person wants books A, B, C, and D, while another person wants B and C.  So Person 1 comes and gets A and D, then Person 2 doesn't show up, then I'm stuck with books B and C when I could have gotten rid of them all in the first place . . . now I just say "Here's what I got; I'd prefer someone take them all and relist the extras" and get one person to pick up everything.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1023 on: August 03, 2012, 08:43:07 PM »
Lately, my local freecycles (I have 3) have been full of broken electronics being offered. Now, this can be a good thing, as some people can make repairs and some can take them apart to recycle. But if you have offered your three broken VCR's more than twice with no takers, then it is a high probability that no one wants them!
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1024 on: August 10, 2012, 09:57:59 AM »
I had a strange Craigslist interaction yesterday.

My parents got new cell phones, and I agreed to sell the old phones on Craigslist. One phone was a great texting phone, and I received a call from a lady who was *so excited* to have found our ad. Her daughter had the same exact phone, but it had been stolen, and she was thrilled to find a posting for that phone. After a few back-and-forth calls, we realized that we were going to be at the same shopping center at the same time. She was going to Target, and I was going to Macy's. The stores are literally about 80 feet apart. We agreed to meet in the Macy's parking lot.

We met and completed the transaction.

About an hour later, I get a call from her number. I answer, and she is SCREAMING, "Oh my g*d! I drove ALL THE WAY OUT THERE to buy this phone! And you know what?! One of my daughter's friends GAVE her a phone!"

Befuddled, I responded, "Okay?"

She stopped screaming and said "So I don't need this phone anymore."

I knew where she was going and decided to head her off at the pass. "Well, you can try selling it on Craigslist. Good luck."

"I don't have time for that!" she shouted. "I'm BUSY!"

"I can't help you. Good luck."

"Won't you take it back? Please? I'm BUSY."

I politely declined, at which point she hung up on me. The whole thing was weird, especially her screaming about driving "all that way" to meet me. 80 feet? All that way? REALLY?
« Last Edit: August 13, 2012, 09:57:51 PM by CakeBeret »
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1025 on: August 10, 2012, 02:41:52 PM »
Wow, that is weird. Did she really think a CL transaction should come with return privileges? *shakes head* Amazing. 

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1026 on: August 20, 2012, 10:18:51 AM »
I had a great Freecycle encounter.

I began subscribing to HGTV Magazine but did not receive the June/July issue. When I contacted the publication they said they did not have any more issues but would extend my subscription. While I appreciated that, I preferred the issue. (I like to keep my home decor and cooking magazines.)

I put an ad on Freecycle and another on CL looking for it. On CL, I offered $5. No response from there, but yesterday, about a week after I placed the Freecycle ad, a woman responded. She had been cleaning her house and found that particular issue. She refused payment of cash or even Meyer lemons and is dropping it off later today.

I lurvs me my Freecycle!

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1027 on: September 15, 2012, 01:07:21 PM »
This was posted yesterday...at least they said please  ;)

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1028 on: September 15, 2012, 01:10:35 PM »
Do they expect the place to be built for them, too? 

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1029 on: September 15, 2012, 01:11:37 PM »
Do they expect the place to be built for them, too?

My thought exactly! Yeesh.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1030 on: September 15, 2012, 02:35:36 PM »
I almost wonder if my ex found Freecycle. He is a self-employed construction worker, and while we were together he more than once took the building materials I had purchased for my own house (that he was living in rent-free), and used them on client jobs (that he then of course billed for materials).  ::)



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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1031 on: September 21, 2012, 07:07:07 PM »
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
« Last Edit: September 21, 2012, 07:16:19 PM by Amara »

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1032 on: September 22, 2012, 10:14:46 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.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1033 on: September 22, 2012, 05:24:15 PM »
Not the internet but on the notices board at the supermarket

A lady wants someone to come and help her do a video of her cat doing 'amazing things'. Now it could just be me but if you seriously have no one else in your life who is interested in videoing your cat and you have to put a sign up asking total strangers to help you you are either...

a) a mental case
b) a little bit too impressed with your pussy for no good reason
c) have far too much time on your hands

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1034 on: September 22, 2012, 07:17:11 PM »
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.

I don't think it says that the jeep was sold without permission. I think it is the lamp and that when he sold the lamp, he was driving a green Jeep.