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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1050 on: September 29, 2012, 02:05:20 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.

And you may as well stand there and feed them $50 notes. They cost a fortune to keep.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1051 on: September 29, 2012, 04:13:57 PM »
For the car seat, assuming it can be proven excellent/non-accident condition, neutral is a good color scheme to seek.
They did not ask for pink flowers or blue trains, jsut something neutral and unisex.


Now, about that pony, can I get one that poops rainbows?
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1052 on: September 29, 2012, 04:26:11 PM »
For the car seat, assuming it can be proven excellent/non-accident condition, neutral is a good color scheme to seek.
They did not ask for pink flowers or blue trains, jsut something neutral and unisex.


Now, about that pony, can I get one that poops rainbows?

Feed it a box of crayons first - it worked for my dog!  (And of course it was winter with lots of snow, so the little piles of happy rainbows were very visible in our yard . . .)

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1053 on: September 29, 2012, 04:47:23 PM »
Yes, but when you are looking for something for free, it would appear to be poor form to be picky about color.
 
For the car seat, assuming it can be proven excellent/non-accident condition, neutral is a good color scheme to seek.
They did not ask for pink flowers or blue trains, jsut something neutral and unisex.


Now, about that pony, can I get one that poops rainbows?

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1054 on: September 29, 2012, 06:36:32 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."

Not on CL, but on an equine sale list I moderate. Someone posted offering two 4-month-old fillies; one was $500 and one was $350. The cheaper one has a medical condition that it may or may not grow out of, that the "owner" doesn't want to deal with.

Someone replied, "Can you ride them? I have $100."  :-\

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1055 on: October 02, 2012, 12:01:52 AM »
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."

Not on CL, but on an equine sale list I moderate. Someone posted offering two 4-month-old fillies; one was $500 and one was $350. The cheaper one has a medical condition that it may or may not grow out of, that the "owner" doesn't want to deal with.

Someone replied, "Can you ride them? I have $100."  :-\

4 months old?! And some fool wants to ride them?

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1056 on: October 09, 2012, 08:34:28 PM »
I posted a used trombone in a case toward the end of September - it was picked up by the second person to be contacted about getting it (first one couldn't get to this side of Houston after all).  I posted that it had been picked up the day I met the person who got it.
Two weeks later, I have gotten three more contacts in the last three days.

Asking days after an item has been posted as being picked up just "gets my goat" for some reason - rather like the people are fishing with a sob story to see if they can catch anything else that you might have that is GOOD to make up for them missing the last item that was posted on Freecycle.

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As to someone wanting to ride a four month old horse - there are a lot of people out there who seem to think that they come out of factories with the saddle already installed...or something like that.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1057 on: October 10, 2012, 10:22:51 AM »
I agree that it can be irritating to get emails days after you have posted a "promised" or "taken" note on FC. Even worse is when you have deleted the ad and still get the emails. I don't consider it a big deal, but it's just annoying enough to cause me not answer them at all, something I otherwise always do.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1058 on: October 10, 2012, 10:26:18 AM »
I agree that it can be irritating to get emails days after you have posted a "promised" or "taken" note on FC. Even worse is when you have deleted the ad and still get the emails. I don't consider it a big deal, but it's just annoying enough to cause me not answer them at all, something I otherwise always do.

I once got one 6 months after I posted the ad. I didn't even bother answering that one. i think it was someone who just signed up and was going through old posts. But it did make me shake my head. Even if I hadn't given it away after 6 months I would have tossed it.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1059 on: October 11, 2012, 10:59:18 PM »
One of the several things I was selling on Kijiji was an electric guitar.  I do play, but I far prefer my acoustic and very seldom play electric at all.  I got a response from a gent who wanted to buy it, though he was working out of town and wouldn't be back til the weekend, and would I hold onto it for him til then? Fair enough; he didn't try to gouge me on price, so I told him to let me know when he was back in town and we'd make arrangements then.  I don't hear from him at all, not that weekend, and not the following one.  I email asking if he is still interested, because I have other buyers lined up if he isn't and I'd like to do them the courtesy of not leaving them hanging, one way or the other.  No response.  I give up and sell the guitar to another buyer (who happened to be an extraordinarily well-mannered 12-year-old boy who'd been saving to buy his first guitar.)  I sell him the guitar, everyone goes home happy.

Then I hear back from the original emailer, saying he's back in town now and wants to come see the guitar.  I respond saying, "Sorry, but I didn't hear from you for two weeks, I assumed you were no longer interested and it's now been sold."  I got back a ranty email about what a horrible awful terrible despicable person I am and how DARE I sell HIS guitar (since when??)  and we had a DEAL and I have SOME NERVE and on and on and on.  I laughed and deleted it.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1060 on: October 12, 2012, 09:21:09 AM »
 ??? I just saw one that made me ill. Thong underwear! There are some things that should just not be passed on and that is it. REALLY sick part... I saw the TAKEN before the Offered!!

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1061 on: October 12, 2012, 09:48:17 AM »
I just saw a good one the other day.  A lady was asking for Redskins tickets on Freecycle.
It's not *totally* beyond the realm of possibility, but I still had a good laugh about it. "Yeah lady. That's gonna happen."

during the last few Redskins seasons, she might actually have scored a couple of tickets for free.

but this season?  with RGIII signed as quarterback?  chances would be somewhere in the area of slim and none. 

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1062 on: October 12, 2012, 12:47:27 PM »
I advertised some tire chains on Craigslist and a guy from Seattle responded to my ad.  I live about 35 minutes north of Seattle.  He asked if we were, by any chance, planning on being in Seattle in the next week or so, and if so, he wanted the chains.  I replied that yes, it just so happens that we were going to be there for a softball tournament and we would be at Lower Woodland Park on Friday night. 

He then said that's great!  He lives only 7 blocks away from Lower Woodland Park!  He then proceeded to give me directions to his house.

(Not really feeling it for this guy and this transaction at this point) I wrote back and said I wasn't interested in delivering them to him.  If he wants the chains, we will be at Lower Woodland Park on Friday night.  He wrote back and said, basically, what?  It's only 7 blocks!  Can't you just swing by and drop them off?  It's not that far out of your way.

I didn't write back.  I heard from him once more, saying okay okay I'll come to the park.  But by then I was done with him.  I wrote back and told him I'd given them to my niece, sorry, but the chains were no longer available (which was true). 

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1063 on: October 25, 2012, 01:49:01 PM »
I was coming to post about the muscle mags listed in my Freecycle today but that....that is a strange fetish indeed.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1064 on: October 25, 2012, 03:39:48 PM »
Oh, my. Platonic friends? Really?