Kind of makes you wonder why....
What could I offer here?
faulty pile of brand new modems from 1980s perhaps?
Should be of little use to anyone only fitzx spectrum.
Or what about lot of antique asbestos cement corrugated panels, ideal for
putting on car port...
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"Davey" < email@example.com> wrote in message
I had high hopes of Freecycle, until I sold items a couple of times.
Both buyers arrived in cars I could not afford, one never even thanked
me. In my ignorance I thought that maybe, just maybe, I would be helping
peeps in need. Never again, I would prefer to dump items.
That would get on my nerves too.
I usually wait a while and let a few enquiries build up, then perform my
own brand of social engineering, and select those that I judge to be in
most need. Had a bloke who built computers for benefit recipients,
unemployed single parent, that type of person. I don't ask - people tend
to offer their circumstances. And while that might seem naive, I do
think that people are unlikely to lie about that sort of thing.
Especially in view of the tat I give away.
I'd far rather it was of some use to anybody, rather than scrapped. It
could also be it was collected by a volunteer etc who was doing it not for
I collected a half decent music system made up of separates (over a number
of weeks) for a drop in centre I help out at. And I collected them in my
*Red meat is not bad for you. Fuzzy green meat is bad for you.
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
It's morphed in to Freegle round here.
What gets me is the wanted list.
ie., Vacuum cleaner, must be a Dyson.
Others seem to think it is some sort of cosmic ordering thing or a free
Argos. Still, ebayers have to get their stock from somewhere.
I saw "Offered: Siff"
Looked at it out of curiosity, wondering what the hell it was, and it
wasn't even a sieve, it was a colander.
I recently gave away some old car tools, comprising Gunson timing
lights, a Gastester, a tappet adjuster and a valve spring compressor to
a local chap who's tuning his Caterham 7. He posted a Wanted for the
Gastester on the off-chance that someone might have one.
Haven't been able to use them on my own cars for some years. Bloody
complicated computerised things these days. Not much scope for that sort
of DIY on a turbocharged diesel.
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