Anyone asking for nearly new electronics (phone, game system, laptop, tablet, or whatever - sometimes the specs mean it is going to have to be new to match their "needs") for FREE because they need it for school, looking for job, foster kid(s), grandkids that they raising, or any other "please help this poor, deprived person who NEEDS this expensive item for whatever reason" type of sob story.
Umm...I worked my way through college, worked for years, and complain about the price of these things - if I want to spend my money to get myself a new "toy" - I might...or I might look for a used toy to save money. I don't go begging people to give me THEIR toy! I've got some self respect (and parents who would still wallop my greedy little backside even though they are both in their 70s).
Yes, I just read another one recently in the local Freecycle, why do you ask?