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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1035 on: September 15, 2012, 02:10:35 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 #1036 on: September 15, 2012, 02:11:37 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 #1037 on: September 15, 2012, 03:35:36 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 #1038 on: September 21, 2012, 08:07:07 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, 08:16:19 PM by Amara »

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1039 on: September 22, 2012, 11:14:46 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 #1040 on: September 22, 2012, 06:24:15 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 #1041 on: September 22, 2012, 08:17:11 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.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1042 on: September 22, 2012, 10:13:30 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 #1043 on: September 23, 2012, 01:15:05 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 #1044 on: September 23, 2012, 08:10:14 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 #1045 on: September 24, 2012, 10:49:19 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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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1046 on: September 24, 2012, 12:33:40 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!
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1047 on: September 24, 2012, 01:48:02 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 #1048 on: September 24, 2012, 07:13:48 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 #1049 on: September 26, 2012, 10:31:57 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.