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MadreInglese Tue 19-Aug-08 13:42:12

I know of course there is the environmentally-friendly purpose of freecycle, but I tell you I'm really enjoying it as a form of amusement! Some of the requests are hilarious, recent ones include:

'the coil I had fitted has finally started working so I don't need them any more'

'they've had a fair amount of wear, the paint has come off the front, the ankle strap is broken and the padding stuff in the sock bit that protects the bony bits of the ankle has become lumpy'

'so I can go online while my four year old uses the pc as she's on it all the time'

'my arms are hurting too much from the one that you push along the ground'

'ideally hearth and back piece in beige colour with blue speckly bits please'

I think I need to get out more!!

chapstickchick Tue 19-Aug-08 13:50:00

ours had a request for a range rover hmm as they had trouble getting in and out of their usual car shock.

another one ased for a caravan to replace there 1995 model must be roadworthy and in good condition as they needed it to holidy in all summer - no leaks or damp due to asthmatic wife.

MadreInglese Tue 19-Aug-08 13:59:15

A Range Rover? ROFL

scattercushion Tue 19-Aug-08 14:00:28

One optimistic freecycler here asked for a quinny zap in dark blue.

Would they accept mid-blue I wonder hmm

hellsbells76 Tue 19-Aug-08 14:01:20

a range rover? dear god, that's a group that needs a decent moderator.

my sis moderates a freecycle group. she's regularly having to delete requests for 42" plasma TVs etc [hmmm]

biglips Tue 19-Aug-08 14:01:34

There was one on mine

" ps2"

Must be in working order"

hmm hmm

no please or thank you

i felt like directing him to the shops!!

CouldYouWouldYouWithaGoat Tue 19-Aug-08 14:04:37

we had a woman offering free sachets of lubricant cos she was scamming free condoms of some gay sexual health scheme and didn't need the lub.

MadreInglese Tue 19-Aug-08 14:05:10

We defintely need a better mod, all sorts get through like tips wanted for growing better potatoes, where can I buy a portable gas barbeque for under £30, loads of borrowing ones too.

wotulookinat Tue 19-Aug-08 14:20:32

Our mod has really toughened up and the stupid requests are slowly going away!

meglet Tue 19-Aug-08 14:24:26

We had one wanting an African grey parrot because theirs had died and the kids were crying. FFS.

I have stopped the Freecycle e-mail now as people were taking the piss, although it was quite funny. I just go onto the web site and post there if I have anything to offer.

onepieceoflollipop Tue 19-Aug-08 14:24:38

One of our members was obviously fed up with greedy timewasters. She advertised some size 10 clothes with the condition that the collector had to be a size 10 lady.

I had visions of arriving and her looking me up and down and saying "nope, you look like a 12 to me, now clear off!" grin

whomovedmychocolate Tue 19-Aug-08 14:29:51

OFFERED: small child, good with chimneys grin

biglips Wed 20-Aug-08 13:21:35

Heres another one (i think the people are sooo cheeky!!)


It's a long shot, but is anyone bored of their wii yet?"

Are they for real!!!?!?!?!?!

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