offered something on freecycle saying I'd be willing to drop it off. Someone responded who lived around the corner so I emailed to say they could collect that night or I'd drop it off next time I was passing. They replied saying they hadn't seen the message but would come Saturday morning. I e-mailed back that was inconvenient, I'd drop it off when I could. So they turn up at 8.30 on Saturday morning and then e-mail later that they hadn't seen my message saying it wasn't convenient.
Wondering whether to reply saying the kids could have been asleep in bed and maybe they should check next time.
To be honest, I would say a lot (about 50%) of the freecyclers I've given stuff to seem to be either a) very rude or b) a bit bonkers. I think you are right - basically, they are getting something for nowt, they should bloody well fit in with YOUR schedule, not dictate when they want to drop by.
And before anyone says I'm being hoity-toity, I have had some great stuff off freecycle myself and would NEVER just turn up at someone's place unexpectedly for stuff. Nor would I be late (6 hours in one case!) or just fail to turn up at all, having said I REALLY wanted something. Some people are just v flaky.