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Freecycle: Does this sound like a tempting post??? Show me the worst!

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scrooged Fri 06-Feb-09 14:19:56

I have a very long dusky pink 3 seater sofa to offer. It's a bit of a
mess. The covers on the seat cushions are ripped, the arms are a bit
mucky, it's lost its feet but it is a very good sleeping on sofa and
quite comfy. I would suggest that some students might like it as it's
really fine all the bits and pieces thrown at it: beer, crumbs,
cigarettes, party debris, people crashing, well it was certainly like
that when I was a student.

I've been trying to take some photos of it but we've not a proper
digital camera at the moment and they're worse than useless. I've been
hiding the mess on it with a throw so suggest perhaps you could do the
same with a throw you might have. It is big and quite heavy but you're
welcome to it if you can pick it up and make use of it.

wotulookinat Fri 06-Feb-09 14:21:30

well if someone's really desperate it'll do!

scrooged Fri 06-Feb-09 14:24:36

Don't you mean really, really desperate?

People should draw a line somewhere. I wonder if she had any offers? hmm

wotulookinat Fri 06-Feb-09 14:27:36

I suppose she was just hoping that someone MIGHT want it and come and get it to save her taking it to the tip. Maybe someone will use it for a stage show about some students.

scrooged Fri 06-Feb-09 14:30:52

Somethings are beyond offering on freecycle.

ThePellyandMe Fri 06-Feb-09 14:34:33

At least she was honestgrin I'm guessing if anyone wants it they won't have they're sights set too high.

scrooged Fri 06-Feb-09 14:35:42

grin honest, yes.

Haribosmummy Fri 06-Feb-09 14:38:30


I once saw someone offer casette recordings of songs from their youth... recorded from the radio!!! shock

I really don't think anyone asked for them!!!

Thereagain, I offered 2Kg of dog food (opened) that my dog wouldn't eat, expecting to chuck it in the bin, and I got 7 replies!!!!

wotulookinat Fri 06-Feb-09 14:43:26

I would have asked for the dog food - my dogs will eat anything and it'd save a few pennies.
I once offered a bit of foam (part of a mattress) and got several replies!

scrooged Fri 06-Feb-09 14:44:13

Dog food isn't personal. Casette recordings are individual, a bit like offering used bras or an unwanted vibrator. You just wouldn't. I used to be shocked at people offering hardcore then learnt what else it was. grin

Haribosmummy Fri 06-Feb-09 14:46:21

grin at Scrooged!!! Did you wonder about those people picking up a transit van load of hardcore!!! grin

I have a choco lab so he usually eats everything too, but he won't touch Bakers Complete. No clue why!!!

TrinityRhino Fri 06-Feb-09 14:48:21

I would have killed for that sofa when I first moved out into my own place

I longed to have a sofa...

scrooged Fri 06-Feb-09 14:48:50

I just thought OMG! shock Is this legal?

My mum's dog is picky aswell. He won't eat certain brands. Very odd!

TrinityRhino Fri 06-Feb-09 14:49:15

scrooged.....hardcore ROFFLE grin

scrooged Fri 06-Feb-09 14:49:32

I'm sure better sofas have been given away, tempting as it may be.

wotulookinat Fri 06-Feb-09 15:02:39

I got some bras once from Freecycle - but the lady had tried one of the 4 on and decided they weren't right, so they don't really class as used, do they? I mean, she could have tried them on in the shop and they would have gone back on the shelf for sale.

scrooged Fri 06-Feb-09 15:04:55

No, used would be, well, worn alot. smile

wotulookinat Fri 06-Feb-09 15:06:26

Oh good, I was wondering if I was total skank then!!!

scrooged Fri 06-Feb-09 15:09:05

Another one for you

"Wanted, Pictures by Joseph Farquason [1846-1935"Hi ya

My hubby really loves these pictures and would like to start
collecting them, we recently found one in the local charity shop
called Evening Glow. They will go to a great home.

grin Ebay seller do you think?

wotulookinat Fri 06-Feb-09 15:10:00

Chortle grin

scrooged Fri 06-Feb-09 15:14:45

I have 38000 messages so I bet there's some good ones there somewhere.

Haribosmummy Fri 06-Feb-09 17:14:47

I personally like the adds looking for cars etc.,

I saw one recently, and the freecycler was looking for wine / alcohol...

I thought of asking for cash after that one... Anyone with a little spare cash, I'll pick up from anywhere!! hahaha!

mloo Mon 16-Feb-09 19:02:38

About sofas: someone told me that it's not legal to give one away if it doesn't have the Fire safety tags on it. Basically, any sofa made before about 1989.

I am trying to give away a sofa at the mo, sigh.

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