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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1065 on: October 25, 2012, 03:45:54 PM »
I am so confused....
My inner (r-word) is having a field day with this one.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1066 on: October 25, 2012, 04:22:22 PM »
I am so confused....

I'm not surprised...the post ica171 and I were referring to is gone now, sorry.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1067 on: October 25, 2012, 04:52:28 PM »
Hoo boy, wonders never cease on CL. Here is part of an ad that just went up:

Tattoo YOUR COMPANY'S logo on my Arm permenantly!!! Willing to entertain any and ALL company logos. The space is approx. 8 inches by 3 inches, on my right forearm, available to have your Company's official logo tattooed onto it. Also available are each of my (2) calf areas on each of my legs also for the same price. You get (1) location for the asking price. Each additional space is an additional charge.

1. I only have (1) other tattoo, so any logo would NOT be lost in the fray of a bunch of other color on my skin.
2. I actively ride a motorcycle almost daily throughout Northern Nevada, and visibility would fairly high comparatively.
3. To be frank, my appearances, are of the nature, that get folks attention due to my above average stature, and alternative hairstyle that DEFINITELY stands out.
4. I'm a 4th generation Northern Nevadan native that frequents over 3 dozen different stores, restaurants, services, and retailers in Northern Nevada/California area on a weekly basis, to which your logo would be perpetually visible, each and every time I did so.
5. The actual cost of the tattoo, will also be the buyer's responsibility, and depending on color and size, I will work with the buyer to choose the best local tattoo artist for the job...

There will also obviously need to be some form of formalized agreement in order to proceed, and I will work with Buyer to draft agreement/contract, upon purchase of agreement to advertise on my body. The going rate for a tattoo of this size on the arm is approx.. $5,000-$10,000 plus the cost of the tattoo of course. For a calf/leg design the same size or larger, approx.. $4,000-$6,000, and I won't bore you with the details about face and neck, because, I simply couldn't make that kind of commitment. An arm or leg, which could potentially be seen by hundreds of non-traditional target audience members a week, for as long as I'm alive, and/or YOUR COMPANY is still in business. I'd be happy to adorn any relevant dot.com information for your company's website along side the logo as well for no additional cost, the only requirement being size, and whether or not it could be made to fit accordingly.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1068 on: October 26, 2012, 08:52:37 AM »
I am so confused....

I'm not surprised...the post ica171 and I were referring to is gone now, sorry.

But it was hilarious, in the grossout thread kind of way...

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1069 on: October 26, 2012, 03:18:30 PM »
Hoo boy, wonders never cease on CL. Here is part of an ad that just went up:

Tattoo YOUR COMPANY'S logo on my Arm permenantly!!! Willing to entertain any and ALL company logos. The space is approx. 8 inches by 3 inches, on my right forearm, available to have your Company's official logo tattooed onto it. Also available are each of my (2) calf areas on each of my legs also for the same price. You get (1) location for the asking price. Each additional space is an additional charge.

LOL. There was a rumor going around a few years ago that if you got a Chipotle logo tattooed on you, you would get free burritos for life. If it had been true, I might actually consider it. :P I love me some Chipotle.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1070 on: October 26, 2012, 03:43:27 PM »
You can have my share.  I get sick every time I eat there. 

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1071 on: October 27, 2012, 12:15:12 AM »
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.

Please don't get a goat as a lawn mower--- you're better off with sheep if you want lawnmowers. Goats, contrary to popular belief, don't eat everything, and they prefer to eat rosebushes than grass. // PSA Over.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1072 on: October 27, 2012, 03:06:44 AM »
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.

Please don't get a goat as a lawn mower--- you're better off with sheep if you want lawnmowers. Goats, contrary to popular belief, don't eat everything, and they prefer to eat rosebushes than grass. // PSA Over.

Thanks for letting me know!  I think it unlikely we would, anyway, but it's useful to know on the off chance we consider it.  I do think we'll get chickens one of these days, though!
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1073 on: October 27, 2012, 06:23:33 AM »
You're welcome, Mommy Penguin. :) It's one of those things that're not all that well known until you get into the farming thing. If you got sheep, get a breed that doesn't require shearing, cause it's a real pest to find a shearer. :) The other thing about goats is that you have to get more than just one of them, as they're much better off with a friend-- the same goes for sheep.

I've got goats and sheep, and a whole bunch of chickens, ducks and guinea fowl. PM me if you want helpful hints, I'm always willing to talk shop.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1074 on: October 27, 2012, 02:30:01 PM »
Please don't get a goat as a lawn mower--- you're better off with sheep if you want lawnmowers. Goats, contrary to popular belief, don't eat everything, and they prefer to eat rosebushes than grass. // PSA Over.

Soooo true.  Some friends got a pair of goats to eat the weeds & stuff around their house.  They didn't know how finicky they can be.  ;D

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1075 on: October 27, 2012, 08:18:24 PM »
I've got goats and sheep, and a whole bunch of chickens, ducks and guinea fowl. PM me if you want helpful hints, I'm always willing to talk shop.

Thanks for the offer!  I might be doing just that!
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1076 on: October 28, 2012, 02:01:36 PM »
I've got goats and sheep, and a whole bunch of chickens, ducks and guinea fowl. PM me if you want helpful hints, I'm always willing to talk shop.

Thanks for the offer!  I might be doing just that!

Hamlet, you might be hearing from me too.  Good to know about the sheep.  They are so much cuter, too. 

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1077 on: November 15, 2012, 11:16:33 AM »
Someone on Freecycle posted
 
Wanted: A Camper

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1078 on: November 15, 2012, 12:20:14 PM »
Someone on Freecycle posted
 
Wanted: A Camper

Thank you and God bless.

So: two cots and a tent? Got that. The poster may have them.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1079 on: November 15, 2012, 01:23:56 PM »
My husband was on CL looking for some freelance work. This ad said it was not a paid position, but expected the person applying should work extra hours and needed you "to go the extra mile".

Oh gee sounds like a dream job!