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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1080 on: October 27, 2012, 01:15:12 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 #1081 on: October 27, 2012, 04:06:44 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 #1082 on: October 27, 2012, 07:23:33 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 #1083 on: October 27, 2012, 03:30:01 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 #1084 on: October 27, 2012, 09:18:24 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 #1085 on: October 28, 2012, 03:01:36 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 #1086 on: November 15, 2012, 12:16:33 PM »
Someone on Freecycle posted
 
Wanted: A Camper

Thank you and God bless.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1087 on: November 15, 2012, 01:20:14 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 #1088 on: November 15, 2012, 02:23:56 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!

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1089 on: November 15, 2012, 02:48:05 PM »
The camper is not out of line here in Seattle. I see 1-2 of them a day on CL in the free area. Yes, they all need work but for free what do you expect.  (never mind, See the SS thread for what they expect)

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1090 on: November 16, 2012, 03:45:47 PM »
CL never fails to provide entertainment value. From the San Francisco site:


I'm 33, have an engineering degree from one of the top universities in the world. I'm smart, successful, well-traveled and intelligent.

I would love to help you with your electronics, fix your computer or help you around the house with whatever you need...for free.

What's the catch, you ask?

I'd like to be able to do these things around your house while you hover nude or semi-nude around me. No touching / contact is expected on my part, but this fantasy has been a dream of mine for a while. We can talk about the details of this. Maybe you'll be more comfortable if I was in some state of undress as well for this, etc. Let's discuss.

I'm also willing to meet in public place for coffee or a drink beforehand if that will help you to feel more comfortable with the idea. :)

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1091 on: November 16, 2012, 06:27:58 PM »
Naked bits around the computer? 
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1092 on: November 16, 2012, 07:36:36 PM »
Well I guess a guy's gotta try . . . and where else other than Craigslist would you go if you happened to be looking for the same thing?

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1093 on: November 16, 2012, 10:00:34 PM »
Well I guess a guy's gotta try . . . and where else other than Craigslist would you go if you happened to be looking for the same thing?

Personal ads in an alternative lifestyle newspaper would be a better choice. We used to read those in college just to see all the wild things people would ask for.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1094 on: November 16, 2012, 11:36:13 PM »
CL never fails to provide entertainment value. From the San Francisco site:


I'm 33, have an engineering degree from one of the top universities in the world. I'm smart, successful, well-traveled and intelligent.

I would love to help you with your electronics, fix your computer or help you around the house with whatever you need...for free.

What's the catch, you ask?

I'd like to be able to do these things around your house while you hover nude or semi-nude around me. No touching / contact is expected on my part, but this fantasy has been a dream of mine for a while. We can talk about the details of this. Maybe you'll be more comfortable if I was in some state of undress as well for this, etc. Let's discuss.

I'm also willing to meet in public place for coffee or a drink beforehand if that will help you to feel more comfortable with the idea. :)


That's actually not that odd... But it is funny!  ;D
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