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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1170 on: October 18, 2013, 04:33:34 AM »
This woman wanted a refrigerator, chest freezer, a washer and a dryer. You see, she's moving into a new home and got rid of the old ones because they were tainted with the karma of her ex-husband. And she needs all of those things for her children.

Perhaps if she really needed them so badly, she wouldn't have gotten rid of the set she already had.

Maybe I'm thinking too logically here, but couldn't she have sold them if she had such bad memories?? And put that money towards good used ones instead of asking for free, which she isn't likely to get?
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1171 on: October 18, 2013, 08:25:57 AM »
This woman wanted a refrigerator, chest freezer, a washer and a dryer. You see, she's moving into a new home and got rid of the old ones because they were tainted with the karma of her ex-husband. And she needs all of those things for her children.

Perhaps if she really needed them so badly, she wouldn't have gotten rid of the set she already had.

Maybe I'm thinking too logically here, but couldn't she have sold them if she had such bad memories?? And put that money towards good used ones instead of asking for free, which she isn't likely to get?

Yes, but that would require logic...  ;)

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1172 on: October 18, 2013, 08:39:16 AM »
This woman wanted a refrigerator, chest freezer, a washer and a dryer. You see, she's moving into a new home and got rid of the old ones because they were tainted with the karma of her ex-husband. And she needs all of those things for her children.

Perhaps if she really needed them so badly, she wouldn't have gotten rid of the set she already had.

Maybe I'm thinking too logically here, but couldn't she have sold them if she had such bad memories?? And put that money towards good used ones instead of asking for free, which she isn't likely to get?

Yes, but that would require logic...  ;)

But...but...but....They were Karmicly tainted.  Would you want to sell something that could taint someone like that?  I wouldn't. 
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1173 on: October 18, 2013, 09:05:03 AM »
Especially if the ex got the house and the appliances with it...

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1174 on: October 20, 2013, 11:29:02 PM »
Somebody asked for a dining table the other day - MUST BE ANTIQUE, none of that new Chinese-made junk, she said.  Sheesh, lady, if you need a table to eat from, you take what you can get, when it is free.

Another woman wanted gun magazines because her kid needed pics from them for a school project.  I have no idea what kind of a school project would require such a thing; it just seemed odd to me.

I'm just waiting for the Christmas shopping want lists to start appearing.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1175 on: October 21, 2013, 08:23:35 AM »
We are going to start posting wanted ads for wood scraps, for different small projects. I have been seeing a lot of wanted for electronic game systems, that would generally cost more than $400 at the store.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1176 on: October 23, 2013, 10:38:15 AM »
I posted Halloween costumes the other day - so far one person has thought that it was $10 for all four (ha, ha, ha, nope - $40 for all four) and another one thought I was in Kingswood - which is at least a thirty mile drive away THROUGH the heart of Houston, Texas - so a lot longer than 30 minutes.  Not worth it for two of the costumes, unless she "meets me halfway". (And she decided that SHE wasn't driving all the way to Sugar Land - my ad mentions my location - so why she replied to it, thinking that I was close to where she lives, I have no earthly idea.)

Plus sized costumes - althugh I think they are closer to 16W/18W than the 16W through 22W that the package states "will fit....".  Because I bought them just before moving, didn't try them on again until after Thanksgiving & Christmas had passed (and even the leftovers had been eaten) - I never washed them, so I can't claim that they shrank. 

((sigh))  There is a reason I'm selling them...I really don't expect to be 1) that size again soon or 2) be willing to wear the "sexy" versions of these costumes if they ever do come close to fitting.  I'd rather make one that I know is of sturdier fabric...fits better...and can be worn to a Rennaissance Faire, not just Halloween!

In fact, I bought some purple stretch panne velvet yesterday to make a costume to wear to the October Red Hat meeting AND the Renn Faire (depending on the weather - it will not be a summer costume to wear to Atlanta in May or June).
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1177 on: October 26, 2013, 10:00:19 PM »
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Well, then get a job and WORK for one, you stupid brat!  Sheesh!

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1178 on: October 28, 2013, 07:10:10 AM »
We are going to start posting wanted ads for wood scraps, for different small projects. I have been seeing a lot of wanted for electronic game systems, that would generally cost more than $400 at the store.

The PS4 and Xbox One are due out this month. What are the odds loads of people ask for the previous generation of consoles, because after all, they're "worthless" now?
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1179 on: November 04, 2013, 02:57:32 PM »
I can't resist sharing these two "Housing Sought" ads on my Craigslist. Such special people shouldn't have to do something as mundane as pay rent, should they? ::) (Ads are copied as written.)

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1180 on: November 04, 2013, 03:35:54 PM »
I bet people are lighting up their phones with offers.

I guess it is so old school to pay one's own rent.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1181 on: November 04, 2013, 04:11:48 PM »
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?
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1182 on: November 04, 2013, 05:24:21 PM »
And the begging holiday season begins!

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1183 on: November 04, 2013, 07:06:32 PM »
Freecycle has all but died in my area.  I wonder if it had anything to do with the moderator? :P

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #1184 on: November 04, 2013, 07:35:20 PM »
Amara, would it be wrong to assume that the first person seeking lodging in your post has a name like Unicorn Moonbeam? 

S/he would probably want to smudge your house before moving in. 

Thanks for posting this.  It gave me a good giggle. 
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